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PAUSE for Dramatic Effect is a narrative audio drama about modern-day man’s challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic.

Gunnery Sergeant Douglas Dire taking in an Iraqi sunrise.
Season One
PAUSE – False Awakenings

Pause for Dramatic Effect is a narrative audio drama about modern-day man’s challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic. Follow the adventures of Douglas Dire, a US Marine Corps veteran who is still trying to come back from his combat tour in Iraq, as he finds a ring that forces him to confront his own battle with reality.

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Chapter 0 – Prophecy

Where we learn about our narrator and his probationary status within the Guild of Watchers.

Chapter 1 – Ring

Where we meet our main character and his chance discovery of a very interesting ring.

Chapter 2 – Mindless

Where Douglas Dire struggles with his post-military trauma and starts to hear strange sounds.

Chapter 3 – Bait

Where Douglas Dire discovers he is being watched but cannot understand what the strange sounds have to do with his watcher.

Chapter 4 – Freeze

Where Douglas Dire finally gets a glimpse of his watcher only to have the sighting resurrect a memory he thought he had buried back in Iraq 15 years ago.

Chapter 5 – Build

Where Douglas Dire confronts the Shadow Man and discovers if he is real or only a creation of his own mind.

Chapter 6 – Husky

As Douglas Dire struggles to maintain his grip on reality he continues to recall how he first met the Shadow Man in Iraq.

Chapter 7 – Enchanted

Douglas Dire comes face-to-face with his darkest fear as he begins to learn how the Shadow Man is connected to the ring.

Chapter 8 – Frail

Douglas Dire fights to resist the Shadow Man’s power by remembering the mystery Captain Savage had uncovered before he had left Iraq.

Chapter 9 – Swing

Where Douglas Dire finally figures out what Zababa is after and forms a plan that could free him from the monster’s mystical grip.

Chapter 10 – Witch Hunt

Where the narrator Thomas Black has to face the Guild of Watchers’ inquisitors to explain how he lost both Douglas Dire and Zababa during his mission.

Chapter 11 – Dreamtime (Minisode)

Where the narrator Thomas Black is reunited with Douglas Dire only to discover things have changed.

Chapter 12 – Strongroom (Minisode)

Where the narrator Thomas Black loses Douglas Dire but manages to catch up with someone more sinister.

Chapter 13 – Wormhole

Where Zababa finally makes his way to the treasure only to discover that the vault contains more than he expected.

Chapter 14 – Groundhog

Where Douglas Dire finally gets a chance to show Thomas Black who helped him get the upper hand.

Chapter 15 – Shipwreck

Where after his defeat by Douglas Dire, Thomas Black is sent back to the Guild to answer for his crimes.

Chapter 16 – Telltale

Where Douglas Dire finally has the courage to come home to see if he can repair his relationship with his wife Blair.

Chapter 17 – Jackknife (Epilogue)

Where in the Season 1 finale we learn the fate of Thomas Black and how he will live out the next 2,000+ years in a jar.

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