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:
Beneath Northumberland — written by K. T. Bryski and P.C. Haring
Taking pity on the plucky intern in the Archives of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences might not have been the best choice for Agent Brandon Hill. What seemed like a simple kindness has brought him to the bottom of the Northumberland Straight, and into a very peculiar kind of Canadian danger.
About the Authors:
KT Bryski is a Canadian author, podcaster, and Pokémon Master. She made her podcasting and publishing debut with Hapax, an apocalyptic fantasy with Dragon Moon Press (2012) and she has stories in Black Treacle Horror Magazine, When the Hero Comes Home Vol. II (Dragon Moon Press) and Tales from the Archives Vol. III (Imagine That! Studios).
Select playwriting credits include scripts for Black Creek Pioneer Village, East o’ the Sun and West o’ the Moon (Canadian Children’s Opera Company), and Key of D Minor (Sears Ontario Drama Festival). In 2014, her short story “Under Oak Island” was a Parsec finalist. Never one to shy away from a challenge, she ventured into RPGs with “Yeti’s Parole Officer,” released in 2014 from Choice of Games.
When she’s not writing KT can often be found frolicking in petticoats at Black Creek Pioneer Village, educating the general public about Victorian social history. In addition, KT writes and edits the Black Creek Growler: the official blog of the Black Creek Historic Brewery. She also does freelance copyediting.
And sometimes, she plays SNES.
KT still lives in Toronto with her long-suffering roommates. She is currently at work on her next novel.
P.C. Haring has been a fan of Science Fiction from an early age. He has always been one of those who looked up at the night sky and wondered “what if…”
On 01/01/10, he began exploring those questions when he made his debut as a writer and podcast novelist with the release of the Cybrosis Podcast. Since then he has not looked back. He has contributed short stories to Scott Sigler’s The Crypt: Book 1 — The Crew podcast, Philippa Ballantine’s Chronicles of the Order, audio anthology, and Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine’s Tales from the Archives anthology where his podcast of “The Seven” won the 2012 Parsec Award for “Best Short Story”, and is currently hard at work on his next full length novel, Slipspace: Harbinger
When he’s not writing and podcasting, P.C. Haring puts his Accounting degree, his MBA, and his CPA credentials to good use as a corporate accountant in the Chicagoland area.
Narrator: P.C. Haring
Kathryn The Plucky Intern – K.T. Bryski
Agent Brandon Hill: Gavin Douglas
Agent Anouk Tremblay: Blythe Haynes
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