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About hughjodonnell

Hugh J. O’Donnell (He/His/Him) writes fiction, produces podcasts, and likes things. His work has appeared in The NoSleep Podcast, Quoth the Raven, and Andromeda Spaceways, among others, and he is also the author of the award-winning novella “The City: A Story in 140 Characters.” He is currently producing “Everyday Drabbles,” an ongoing daily flash fiction project on Facebook and Tiktok. His greatest achievement thus far has been winning Carl Kasell’s voice on his voicemail.

“The Waiting Doom” on the Melting Potcast, and an announcement!

Hello Freelancers! It’s been a while since I checked in, but I wanted to let you know what’s going on. First of all, over the summer, The Melting Potcastt produced another brand-new Freelance Hunters story! “The Waiting Doom” was performed … Continue reading

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“Ears to the Ground” on The Melting Potcast!

Hey Freelancers! Have you heard the latest Freelance Hunters story, as presented by the ever-extraordinary Melting Potcast crew? Well wait no longer, and click HERE! When the town of Corn Hall is reported missing, the Freelance Hunters grudgingly return to … Continue reading

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TFH s2e1: Live at Balticon 51!

Hello Freelancers!

Welcome to Season Two of the Freelance Hunters! We’re starting out with a live recording from Balticon 51! I was joined by friends of the show A. F. Grappin and Erin Kazmark of The Melting Potcast in a live-reading of chapter one of the in-development Freelance Hunters novel, The Shadow Over Ironwood! We also answered questions and gave away fabulous prizes! Continue reading

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Starting Today! The Shadow Over Ironwood!

Hello Freelancers! I’m pleased to announce the next Freelance Hunters project, a novel-length serial, has launched on Patreon! Patrons who donate a dollar or more will get access to the first Freelance Hunters novel, with new chapters appearing weekly! Non-patrons … Continue reading

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“The Wizard’s Chamber” on The Melting Potcast!

Hey Freelancers! A new Freelance Hunters short story, “The Wizard’s Chamber” is in the latest episode of The Melting Potcast! Erin Kazmark once again hit this one out of the park.  She really nails Glory’s voice, and I was delighted … Continue reading

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The Freelance Hunters on Patreon!

Hello readers and listener! This is just a quick news update to let you know that I’m working on the next collection of Freelance Hunters short stories, and you, yes YOU! can get first crack at them by supporting me … Continue reading

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The Gold Equations

Welcome to episode four of The Freelance Hunters! Today’s story is The Gold Equations! This story originally appeared on my blog as a thank-you to readers who reviewed the first mini-collection of The Freelance Hunters, Glory’s Gauntlet. Today’s promo is … Continue reading

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“The Ice Box” on The Melting Potcast

Hungry for more Freelance Hunters? A. F. and Erin over at The Melting Potcast have whipped up a full-cast performance of a brand-new short story, “The Ice Box.”  I originally wrote this for one of their flash fiction prompts, but … Continue reading

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A Splash on the Big Bridge!

Welcome to episode three of the Freelance Hunters! Today’s story is A Splash on the Big Bridge! This story was originally presented in audio by Mick and Katharina Bordet on their podcast, Every Photo Tells.  Rather than rerecord my own … Continue reading

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The Least Unicorn

Welcome to episode two of The Freelance Hunters, a weekly fantasy adventure serial by Hugh J. O’Donnell! Today’s story is “The Least Unicorn!” This story first appeared on my blog, as a part of a flash fiction contest.  HT to … Continue reading

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