The Path Through Lower Fell: Bad Cow Disease
The Path Through Lower Fell is a story I wrote about two things in particular: how scary cows can be, and why revenge is so satisfying. And those wonderful people at the NoSleep Podcast turned it into an operatic audio drama of simply epic proportions.
Narrated flawlessly by Erika Sanderson and David Ault, with an amazing cinematic score by composer Brandon Boone, the story unfolds atop a tense, vivid soundscape to die for, produced by audio wizard Jeff Clement. In short, hyperbole aside, I couldn’t be happier with the end result.
The story is another Season Pass story for Season 10, so you’ll need to purchase the Episode to listen (or why not just splash out on a whole Season Pass? Twenty-five episodes of horror stories, each two hours long, plus bonus material, flash fiction…the best money you’ll spend this year, I promise).
Listen to ‘The Path Through Lower Fell’ on the NoSleep Podcast.
The story also got some brilliant cover art, which you can see above. The artwork is by the very talented Naomi Ronke, and I love it.
The idea for this story came from a post I put out on Facebook, asking people what scared them the most. Cows, surprisingly, were a popular response, so I went to town on the concept. I’m a big fan of turning everyday, mundane realities into nightmares. I’m also a big fan of asking my friends for inspiration and writing prompts- it keeps things fresh when I fall into a creative rut.