PAUSE for Dramatic Effect

Kyle M. Bondo, Gagglepod

Douglas Dire’s world is one of isolation. Once a decorated Iraq War veteran, he now roams the streets haunted by the memory of friends lost in combat. With a fleeting grip on reality, a dark past full of unresolved pain, and a hopeless future, Douglas stumbles upon a ring in an empty parking lot that forces him to confront a secret he didn’t know he was keeping.

Introducing PAUSE for Dramatic Effect
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Pause for Dramatic Effect is the story of Douglas Dire, a homeless Iraqi War veteran haunted by a darkness he brought back from war. Not all nightmares happen when you sleep!  Introducing Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1), a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com

Apr 1

1 min

We meet Douglas Dire as he discovers a very interesting ring. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.

Apr 1

5 min 55 sec

Douglas begins to hear strange sounds as he struggles with his own paranoia. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.

Apr 2

6 min 7 sec

Douglas investigates the strange sounds only to discover he is being watched. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.

Apr 3

5 min 52 sec

Douglas finally gets a glimpse of his watcher. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.

Apr 4

7 min 20 sec

Douglas confronts the Shadow Man to learn if he is real or a creation of his own broken mind. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.

Apr 5

6 min 16 sec

Douglas struggles with his grip on reality as he confronts the Shadow Man. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.

Apr 6

7 min 3 sec

Douglas learns how the Shadow Man is connected to the ring. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.

Apr 7

7 min 16 sec

Douglas remembers a forgotten secret while trying to break the Shadow Man's spell. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.

Apr 8

8 min 16 sec

Douglas finally understands what Zababa wants and plans his escape from the monster's grip. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.

Apr 9

9 min 59 sec

Thomas Black has lost Douglas and now has to face an inquisition before returning to the story. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.

Apr 10

9 min 53 sec

Thomas Black is reunited with Douglas Dire only to discover things have changed. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.

Apr 11

3 min 33 sec

Thomas loses Douglas again but manages to catch up with someone more sinister. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.

Apr 12

3 min 34 sec

Zababa discovers that the vault contains more than just his treasure. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.

Apr 13

6 min 56 sec

Douglas reveals how he got the upper hand on Thomas and Zababa. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.

Apr 14

10 min 58 sec

Douglas captures Thomas and gives him to the Guild to answer for his crimes. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.

Apr 15

7 min 28 sec

Douglas finally has the courage to go home and face his estranged wife Blair. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.

Apr 16

6 min 18 sec

Thomas Black is put away in a very special prison... for now. Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com or download the complete script for this episode.

Apr 17

6 min 42 sec

When you can't find a voice actor to play a character you learn to improvise! This is a Bonus Episode! For a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to make Pause for Dramatic Effect during National Podcast Post Month, please check out these resources: Not Easily Squished - Between the Pauses Series Gagglepod - 5 Lessons Learned from NaPodPoMo Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1) is a narrative audio drama about a veteran's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic.  Follow the story at pausefordramaticeffect.com.

Apr 20

2 min 44 sec