This week we have a story from bestselling author and screenwriter, Tananarive Due. This tale of taking a wrong turn into another world is reminiscent of The Twilight Zone. Beware mysterious midday fog and isolated country houses.
Hi. I’m Tonia Ransom, creator and executive producer of NIGHTLIGHT, a horror podcast featuring creepy tales written and performed by Black creatives from all over the world.
This week we have a story from an author I’ve been working to get on the podcast since it began–Tananarive Due. This tale of taking a wrong turn into another world is reminiscent of The Twilight Zone, which long-time listeners know is my favorite show of all time.
But before we get to the story, just a reminder that all episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Thanks to our newest members Jennifer L., JoJo, Lizzy, Judith, and Robin. You all have my eternal gratitude. Again, NIGHTLIGHT is 100% listener supported, so we need your help to keep bringing you new episodes. Just go to patreon.com/nightlightpod to join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion and get a shoutout on the podcast.
Now sit back, turn out the lights, and enjoy Last Stop on Route Nine, by Tananarive Due, narrated by me, Tonia Ransom.
A transcript of the story can be read on Nightmare Magazine.
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Audio production for this episode by me, Tonia Ransom.
And to thank you for listening until the end, we have a creepy fact for you.
There’s an island in the mid-Atlantic that’s rumored to appear and disappear randomly. San Borondón exists in numerous historical texts, but nobody can find it today, despite the fact that it should be near the Canary Islands. When it was first discovered around 500 AD, the monks who found it supposedly left in a hurry because the island kept moving. As they set sail, the monks saw that the island began to sink into the sea. Even the Spaniards claim that this mysterious eighth Canary Island isn’t always where it should be. There are people alive today that claim to have seen the island, though no one seems to be able to locate it.
We’ll be back in next week with an interview with Tananarive Due. You don’t want to miss it, so make sure you’re subscribed!