NIGHTLIGHT: A Horror Fiction Podcast

36 EpisodesProduced by Tonia Thompson

Creepy stories with full audio production written by Black writers and performed by Black actors. So scary it’ll make you want to leave your night light on. Support this podcast:

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36 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

210: Expiration Date by Jennifer Baker

July 11th, 2019


This week, we bring you a post-apocalyptic story that makes us question who’s really turning into a monster. Our author is Jennifer Baker, a long-time publishing professional, and the creator and host of the Minorities …

209: The Scars of Eliza Gray by Evan Davis

July 11th, 2019


What happens when a haunted house isn't just a house after all?

Also, learn what really creeps out author Evan Davis and host Tonia Thompson.

Narration by Georgia McKenzie. Audio Production by Jen Zink.


208: Double Episode! D is for Dancing + Roadside Assistance

June 20th, 2019


In D is for Dancing, by Rickey Rivers Jr, we take advantage of a chill on a hot summer day.

In Roadside Assistance by Kristopher Brown, we learn why …

207: In the Beginning by Tyhitia Green

June 13th, 2019


This week, we have a great story about a strained relationship, with a twist. What would it take to make you abandon your partner? What would you do …

206: Penny Incompatible by Errick Nunnally

June 6th, 2019


If you love Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, you’re going to love this story by author Errick Nunnally. Penny tragically loses her son, but …

205: The Percivals - London Calling by Eboni Dunbar

May 30th, 2019


This week, we have another story from the Percivals universe by Eboni Dunbar. Last month, we met a Black woman in Victorian England kicking vampire …

Eboni Dunbar Interview

May 23rd, 2019


Interview with The Percivals author, Eboni Dunbar.

Transcript coming soon.

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204: The Percivals - Bennett Benefit by Eboni Dunbar

April 4th, 2019


Queer Black women kicking vampire ass in the 19th century English countryside. And just when you think it can't get it better....there's music!

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203: The Red Line by Steven Payne

February 7th, 2019


Subways are just creepy. Everybody knows that. But what happens when your train breaks down in the middle of a tunnel?

Read the story transcript.

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202: The Deacons’ Girl by Jennifer Harris

January 10th, 2019


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201: Blitz by C.J. Silver

December 13th, 2018


What happens when man's best friend protects you....even in death?

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Melody Cooper Interview

December 7th, 2018


This week, we talk to Melody Cooper about her award-winning script, how to build a screenwriting career, and what Black horror means to her.


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See You at the Crossroads — Audio Drama

October 31st, 2018


For our season finale, we present a full-cast production audio drama inspired by our creator's favorite show: The Twilight Zone.


117: At Night We’ll Feast Together by A.Z. Louise

October 30th, 2018


What can happen when we writers take our job too seriously? Research is an important part of any good story, but where should we draw the line in our …

116: Flash Fiction

October 23rd, 2018


Flash fiction by Aig'ner Wilson (Dead Children Stop Playing for Ungrateful Audiences) and Nicole Givens Kurtz (Lipstick Smiles).


115: Malaika Descending by Sheree Renée Thomas

October 16th, 2018


What's it like to visit your loved ones in Hell?

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Blacklore: Slenderman

October 12th, 2018


Blacklore stories are creepypasta written by Black writers from a Black perspective. We kick this new patron-only series off with a Slenderman story.

If you like this story, or our True Frights episode from a couple of …

Blaxploitation Exploration with Eden Royce: ABBY

October 9th, 2018


In this bonus episode, we talk about Blaxploitation movie Abby with author Eden Royce.

Visit Eden Royce’s website for more information about her and …

True Frights: The Unknown Presence

October 2nd, 2018


In this episode, we kick off the horror holiday month and share a creepy true story. What would you do if you knew you weren’t alone, and had no way …

114: South Central Rain by Sean Demory

September 25th, 2018


Zombies that whisper. Memories that haunt. Sean Demory gives us a zombie story with so many feels.

Check out Sean's publishing company: Pine Float Press
Read Slow Boat to Fast City
Read or listen to The Ballad of Black …

113: Unwanteds by Aigner Wilson

September 18th, 2018


Can technology haunt a house? You'll find out in Unwanteds.

Visit Aigner's blog, or read her published work: Mythcreants & The Five-2


112: Conjurer's Revenge by Charles W. Chesnutt

September 11th, 2018


Thanks to for the narration audio for this episode, and Jen Zink of the Skiffy and Fanty Show for the audio production.

You can read more of Chesnutt’s work on Project Gutenberg.

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111: Sweet Justice by Kenesha Williams

September 4th, 2018


“Sweet Justice” was previously published in Black Magic Women: Terrifying Tales by Scary Sisters.

You can learn more about Kenesha Williams on Amazon and by checking out Black Girl Magic Lit Mag.


110: Sales Pitch by Alicia Thompson

August 28th, 2018


You can read Alicia’s YA sci-fi thrillers, "The Underminers" and its sequel, "Cellblock Earth" on Kindle or paperback. Members of Kindle Unlimited can read both novels for free.

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109: The Power by Linda D. Addison

August 21st, 2018


Nothing good can come of two girls playing with conjure magic. This week's episode comes to us from Linda D. Addison, who tells us what it means to have power in your blood without respecting it.

Linda D. Addison is an …

108: The Comet by W.E.B. Du Bois

August 14th, 2018


In this dystopian tale, W.E.B. Du Bois explores the color line and its political implications after a catastrophic event. It is a work of fiction …

Interview with Danny Lore

August 11th, 2018


We interview Danny Lore and learn about her inspiration for The Nasty at Bellua, how she views werewolves in stories, and about her floral …

107: The Nasty at Bellua

August 7th, 2018


Werewolves in space. Need we say more?

You can read more of Danny's work on or in FIYAH Literary Magazine.

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106: Daddy’s Home by Sharon Cullars

July 31st, 2018


What happens when the dead can't rest?

You can learn more about Sharon via her website or follow her on Twitter. You can read the issue of Weirdbook …

105: Gray Wolf’s Ha’nt by Charles Chesnutt

July 24th, 2018


You can read more of Charles Chesnutt's stories from The Conjure Woman for free on Project Gutenberg or via Amazon.

NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the …

104: The Stiffening by Nicole Sconiers

July 17th, 2018


What happens when intergenerational trauma becomes physical?

You can follow Nicole on her blog.
Buy her book, Escape From Beckyville, or read her …

Bonus Episode! Stories of Love and Revenge

July 13th, 2018


Remember, tweet with hashtag #HiddenLove to win a Pretty Deadly print from Good For Her.

For more of Monique's work, follow her on Twitter

103: Wilson’s Pawn and Loan by Lamar Giles

July 10th, 2018


What happens when the devil comes to collect on a soul he was promised? This week’s story is from author Lamar Giles. Narrated by Rodney Blu.

102: Basque of the Red Death by Eden Royce

July 3rd, 2018


This week we have a story from the amazing Eden Royce. I’m a huge fan of Eden’s, maybe because her stories tend toward the darker side, maybe because of the gothic feel of them, but probably because her words haunt you …

101: Letters From Home by Justina Ireland

June 26th, 2018

This week we celebrate our very first full episode with an original story from Justina Ireland, bestselling author of Dread Nation. If you haven’t …

Black Horror is Experiencing a Renaissance

June 14th, 2018

Hi! I’m Tonia Thompson—a horror writer and creator of the NIGHTLIGHT podcast. NIGHTLIGHT features horror stories written by Black authors all over the world. We’ll be debuting on June 26, 2018 with an episode based on …

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