Show Notes

A reimagining of Poe’s story “The Black Cat” makes us examine what love really means and how it can transcend through time and space.

Story by Alexis Brooks de Vita. Originally published in The Horror is Us. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

Narrated by Cherrae Stuart

Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast

Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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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 originally published in The Horror is Us. It’s an excellent twist on the Poe story “The Black Cat”, exploring themes of enslavement and love.

But before we get to twin flames and guardians, just a reminder that all episodes are brought to you by the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Thanks to our newest members Sheila, KaltGift, Asiyah, Fred of The Dark Tome, ex libris cow, Ren, Atqiya, Jules, The Mad Catter, Teddy, Lindsay, Paul, and Daniel. A special thanks to Mike Flanagan (yes, that Mike Flanagan) for joining us at the Demon level of $50 per month. Thanks also to Wendy, Kaye, Maria, Susan, and Atqiya who supported us with a one-time donation. You all have my eternal gratitude. We’re working toward our goal of bringing you new episodes every week, but we need your help. Just go to to join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion and get a shoutout on the podcast.

Now sit back, turn out the lights, and enjoy Her Faithful Black Cat, by Alexis Brooks de Vita, narrated by Cherrae Stuart.

Story Transcript

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Audio production for this week’s episode by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast.

And to thank you for listening until the very end, we have a creepy fact for you.

Did you know that the gene that makes some cats black also offers them resistance to some diseases? Scientists are studying why this is and using that knowledge to help humans become resistant to those diseases as well.

We’ll be back next week with an interview with Alexis, and we’ll have a new story for you the following week.

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