It’s the sexton’s job to tend the graveyard, and he has some spooky stories to share.

Presented by Joshua Alan Doetsch

The sexton is charged with tending the graveyard, chasing away body thieves, and listening for the telltale sounds of a poor wretch buried prematurely. He’s happy to tell you a few macabre stories while he takes a break. Enjoy a reading of a few classic works of gothic horror, as well as one original penny dreadful.

Joshua Alan Doetsch is a machine, built in a secret lab, designed to inefficiently convert coffee into weird words. As a freelancer he writes fiction, video games, and tabletop RPGs. He served as Lead Writer for such MMOs as Age of Conan and The Secret World. He’s contributed writing to such tabletop game settings as Vampire: the Masquerade, Vampire: the Requiem, and The World of Darkness. He rather enjoys macabre curios and oddities.


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