The free bedtime story library.

October 05, 2019

#15 - The Amputated Arms (Part One)

A little creepy. A little sleepy. Part One of a classic Danish tale.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Episodic

September 29, 2019

#14 - The Whistleblower Complaint - Bonus Episode

A special bonus episode to keep you informed as you drift off to sleep, The Whistleblower Complaint by The Whistleblower, but read as a bedtime story.

Under 30 Min. Bonus Nonfiction

September 21, 2019

#12 - The Giant Builder

Gods and giants square off after the mischievous Loki creates a big problem.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale

September 14, 2019

#11 - A Forest Betrothal Pt. 2

Part two of A Forest Betrothal by Erckmann-Chatrian. Find out how it ends with the sleepy conclusion of this May December one-way romance.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

September 07, 2019

#10 - A Forest Betrothal - Part 1

We're off to the Alps for an sleepy French story of love and loss.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Episodic

August 31, 2019

#9 - The Nightingale and The Rose

Here's a fairy tale by Oscar Wilde, The Nightingale and The Rose. It's a story about love and loss with a weird twist.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

August 24, 2019

#8 - The Yellow Wallpaper - Part 2

Here's part 2 of The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. I read the first part in Episode 7. It's a little creepy...

Under 30 Min. Fiction Episodic

August 17, 2019

#7 - The Yellow Wallpaper - Part 1

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman was requested by a listener. I had never read it before, but it's great. Bucolic and a bit creepy.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Episodic

August 10, 2019

#6 - Goblin Market

Goblin Market is a beautiful, weird, long poem by Christina Rossetti. It has a strange history and was supposedly written for children... Really? Google it if you want to know more.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

August 03, 2019

#5 - The Tongue-Cut Sparrow

This Japanese fairy tale by Yei Theodora Ozaki tells a story about kindness, with a few demons thrown in for good measure.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

July 27, 2019

#4 - The Emperor's New Clothes

Hans Christian Andersen's The Emperor's New Clothes has been a favorite story of mine since I was a child. It's over a hundred years old but still very relevant to our world today.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

July 20, 2019

#3 - Kvasir's Blood

Here's one more viking myth to help you fall asleep, Kvasir's Blood by Abbie Farwell Brown.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale

July 13, 2019

#2 - How Odin Lost His Eye

Here's another viking myth to help you fall asleep, How Odin Lost His Eye by Abbie Farwell Brown.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale

July 13, 2019

#1 - The Beginning Of Things

The viking myth that started it all.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale