Hi. I’m Tonia Thompson, writer and creator of NIGHTLIGHT: The Black Horror Podcast. This week, we have another story from Charles Chesnutt. Charles was the first widely recognized Black American fiction writer. Like The Gray Wolf’s Ha’nt, this story is also from his collection: Conjure Woman. The Conjurer’s Revenge is one of my favorite stories … Continue reading S1 E12: Conjurer’s Revenge by Charles W. Chesnutt
Hi, I’m Tonia Thompson, creator of NIGHTLIGHT: The Black Horror Podcast. Today’s episode is a story previously published in Black Magic Women: Terrifying Tales by Scary Sisters, a collection of horror by Black women that is a recommended read for the Horror Writers of America Stoker Awards. “Sweet Justice” won my heart as soon as … Continue reading S1 E11: Sweet Justice by Kenesha Williams
Hi. I'm Tonia Thompson, horror writer and creator of NIGHTLIGHT: The Black Horror Podcast. This week, we have a story from Alicia Thompson. Alicia is a black author of science fiction, fantasy and horror who lives in the heart of Los Angeles. She has had two YA sci-fi thrillers published by Short On Time books, … Continue reading S1 E10: Sales Pitch by Alicia Thompson
Nothing good can come of two girls playing with conjure magic.
The Comet By W.E.B. Du Bois This week, we have another blast from the past, this time courtesy of Pseudopod, an Escape Artists podcast. W.E.B. Du Bois is best known for his essays; in particular The Souls of Black Folk, but he also wrote fiction—in this case speculative fiction. His story, The Comet, first appeared … Continue reading S1 E08: The Comet