Gary Dowell over at "Far-Fetched Fables" keeps handing me projects to narrate. I don't know if a lot of people listen to his show, but I'm sure it's significantly more than those listening to mine. I told him I would do any story as long as it was as good as "The Secret To Catching Rabbits," and he sent me this one, called "The Wood of Ephraim" by Edward M. Erdelac.
Erdelac wrote something that, in my experience, is totally unique. It is a Biblical horror story. I remember, a few years back, Big and I got to work on what I believe was an episode of "The Way of the Buffalo" which was basically a horror tale about a malevolent Jesus Christ (like the one in Carrie White's little prayer/punishment room). That's the closest thing I can think of to "Woods of Ephraim."
It's a scary tale with a bunch of Biblical names about the death of Absalom, the son of King David, and the army that is pursuing him. The tale begins with the ominous scripture 2 Samuel 18:8: "For the battle was there spread over the face of all the country, and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword." That's pretty fitting, actually.
The names were a challenge, and I really might have done a better job separating the characters into different voices, but what are you gonna do?
Anyway, I dug it, and here's the link.