PseudoPod 131: Tales of the White Street Society – The Corpse Army of Khartoum


Tales of the White Street Society – The Corpse Army of Khartoum

by Grady Hendrix


It had been some time since we had last been called to a meeting of the White Street Society and all of us yearned to quench the thirst for the strange that these meetings had fostered in our souls, which is why the three of us – Drake, Lewis and myself – finally abandoned formality and stopped by the clubhouse uninvited, fully expecting Augustus to be absent, overseas perhaps, investigating some mysterious mystery. Instead, we stood frozen in surprise and dripping with February rain in the doorway of the clubroom, watching our old friend sitting by the fire and reading the papers, as cool as an oyster.

“Augustus,” cried Drake. “What are you doing here?”

“And where’s Charles?,” said Lewis, as an unfamiliar manservant helped him off with his overcoat.


For further adventures of THE WHITE STREET SOCIETY, please check out:

“Tales Of The White Street Society”.

“The Yellow Curse” in THE TRIO OF TERROR.

“The Christmas Spirits”

About the Author

Grady Hendrix

Grady Hendrix writes fiction, also called “lies,” and he writes non-fiction, which people sometimes accidentally pay him for. His next novel is a Faustian bargain signed with heavy metal power chords — We Sold Our Souls.

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About the Narrator

Alasdair Stuart

When Alasdair Stuart is not hosting PseudoPod and Escape Pod, or running Escape Artists Inc., he’s professionally enthusiastic about genre fiction on the Internet at places like Tor.com, Barnes & Noble, The Guardian, Uncanny Magazine, SciFi Now and his own blog, The Man of Words. He’s an ENie-nominated tabletop RPG writer for his work on Doctor Who: Adventures In Time And Space. His other RPG writing includes Star Trek, The Laundry Files, Primeval, Victoriana, All Flesh Must Be Eaten, N.E.W., Chill and most recently After The War, co-created with Jason Pitre. Basically he’s got a playbook for any variety of invasion you can name.
 He lives in the UK with the love of his life and their ever expanding herd of microphones. Follow him on Twitter as @AlasdairStuart, or at his blog, The Man of Words.Alternately, sign up for his weekly newsletter The Full Lid. A free weekly download of pop culture enthusiasm previous issues have included everything from ketchup recipes to the common ground shared by Frank Castle and The Passage’s Brad Wolgast.

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