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Episode 128: Robots Don’t Cry by George Edwards

Episode 128: Robots Don’t Cry by George Edwards

Narrated by Pete Milan Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present Robots Don’t Cry by George Edwards. George owns a smartphone repair shop in Tipton, Indiana and says he earns working capital by writing papers for college students. He’s an anarcho-capitalist in the tradition of economist Murray Rothbard, who’s known for...
Episode 127: Learning the Game by Michael Haynes

Episode 127: Learning the Game by Michael Haynes

Narrated by MK Hobson Listen above or download here. Show Notes Our episode this week is Learning the Game by Michael Haynes. Michael lives in Central Ohio where he helps keep IT systems running for a large corporation during the day and puts his characters through the wringer by night. An ardent short story reader...

Summer Strikes Again

It’s Allen’s turn to be on vacation – we’ll see you next week!

On Vacation

Listen above or download here. Hello everyone! Marguerite is on vacation this week and next. Allen has a great book recommendation for you – check it out!

Submissions Update

Hello everyone! A quick note for our authors. We’re now caught up on most stories submitted before May 1st. (I have a few re-submits which require further reading.) As always, if you haven’t heard from me regarding a story submitted in this window, please drop me a line. Due to vacation schedules, our next response...
Episode 126: The Perfect Prom by Kat Otis

Episode 126: The Perfect Prom by Kat Otis

Narrated by Mur Lafferty Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present The Perfect Prom, by Kat Otis. Kat lives a peripatetic life with a pair of cats who enjoy riding in the car as long as there’s no country music involved. Her fiction has appeared in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine...
Episode 125: The Clasp by Jarod K. Anderson

Episode 125: The Clasp by Jarod K. Anderson

Narrated by Elie Hirschman Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present The Clasp, by Jarod K Anderson. Jarod used to teach English at Ohio University. Currently, he works at a foundation that raises money for a wide range of college scholarships. He writes about education by day and ghosts, monsters, and...
Episode 124: Old People Rules by Holly Schofield

Episode 124: Old People Rules by Holly Schofield

Narrated by Melissa Bugaj Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present Old People Rules, by Holly Schofield. Holly travels through time at the rate of one second per second, oscillating between the alternate realities of a prairie farmhouse and her writing cabin on the Canadian west coast. Her work has been...
Episode 123: Taxidermy and Other Dangerous Professions by JR Johnson

Episode 123: Taxidermy and Other Dangerous Professions by JR Johnson

Narrated by M K Hobson Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present Taxidermy and Other Dangerous Professions by JR Johnson. JR grew up in the folded Appalachian hills, where she learned to love Fall, blueberries straight from the bush, and the stream beneath the willows near her house. The fact that...
Episode 122: Sundae by Matt Wallace

Episode 122: Sundae by Matt Wallace

Narrated by Kate Baker Listen above or download here. Show Notes A screenwriter, novelist, and the award-winning author of over one hundred short stories, Matt Wallace spent a decade traveling the western hemisphere as a professional wrestler and combat instructor before retiring to write full-time. He now resides in Los Angeles and bleeds exclusively on...
Episode 121: Little Wonders 5 - Trope Twists

Episode 121: Little Wonders 5 – Trope Twists

Authors: Jessica Holscher, Charity Tahmaseb, Michael Strickland and Alexandra Grunberg Narrators: John Cmar, Chloe Yates, Big Anklevich, and Rish Outfield Listen above or download here. Show Notes This is Little Wonders, our collection episodes featuring flash fiction and poetry centered around a theme. This episode we bring you the conclusion of our flash fiction month:...
Episode 120: Master Madrigal's Mechanical Man by Scott C. Mikula

Episode 120: Master Madrigal’s Mechanical Man by Scott C. Mikula

Read by Marguerite Kenner and Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Scott C. Mikula’s story, Master Madrigal’s Mechanical Man. Scott is a husband, father, software developer, board gamer, swing dancer, and has been told he makes a mean chocolate chip cookie. On his better days he is also a...

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