The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences has many forgotten stories in its Archives. Stories of madcap adventures in all corners of the Empire, dark doings in hidden places, and mysterious devices and artifacts that the everyday citizen should never become aware of for fear it would quite undo their minds.
In this episode:
Down by the River — written by Tim Dodge
Agent Brandon Hill of the Ministry meets Agent Bill Wheatley of the Office of the Supernatural and the Metaphysical meet up in Afton, New York. The House of Usher is moving a large and dangerous weapon through this small town, and it is up to the agents to track it down. However, not all the residents are quite the same as they seem.
About the Author:
Tim Dodge is a writer and podcaster living near Syracuse, New York. He is the author of the podcast novels Acts of Desperation and Purgatory, both available at Podiobooks.com. Purgatory was published in print and ebook form in 2012. He has completed another novel about a ghost hunter and is working on a new one about subliminal mind control by street musicians. He hosts The Geek Side of Life podcast , an exploration of geek culture one podcast at a time. His blog can be found at If my Thought Dreams Could be Seen. He has appeared in podcast productions such as Murder at Avedon Hill, and The Guild of the Cowry Catchers. For the past several years, he has been a regular panelist at the Balticon science fiction/fantasy convention. He grew up in Afton, New York, and his parents still live in the big house at the top of Orchard Street where Brandon Hill met Ida Scott. It is his opinion that the Afton Inn would be way cooler if it had actually had a luggage-transporting robot.
Theme music for the Ministry composed and created by Alex White.
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