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1 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
Topic 12: Open Submissions
I am so excited to be back that I just want to hear your stories--whatever the topic. :) Send stories/excerpts of about 1000 words to email@example.com, and let's get this started!
1 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
Topic 11: Something New
What has your character experienced that is "new" to him or her? Job, relationship, health issues, fashion choices--it all counts! Submissions are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10pm EST on Sunday, January 12!
7 minutes | Dec 25, 2019
Story 10.02: Just Us Girls by Caroline Schley
Even something as simple as egg whites can become something more, just like this moment in Caroline Schley's short story "Just Us Girls." You can find more of Caroline's adventures at rhymeswithfabulous.com. Merry Christmas!
10 minutes | Dec 24, 2019
Story 10.01: You Better Watch Out by Tricia Spafford
Santa sees it all--but can a little girl see Santa? Find out in the short story "You Better Watch Out"* by Tricia Spafford. Check out her work on dreamingtales.com! *Listener note: This story may not be suitable for younger listeners.
8 minutes | Dec 13, 2019
Story 09.04: from Into the Ruined Lands by Jason Kilgore
Join Talay and Shaali as they search for a healing herb in dead, volcanic lands. Of course, not all goes as planned.... Find the full story on Amazon!
7 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
Story 09.03: from The Half Fairy by KC Cowan & Sara Cole
What happens when a half fairy attends a fancy ball? Listen to KC Cowan & Sara Cole's excerpt from "The Half Fairy," then check out more of their work on their website, irenenankay.com.
12 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
Story 09.02: from The Fairy Squad Princesses series by Marcus Moutra
Marcus Moutra introduces magic to the world in his series The Fairy Squad Princesses. Discover these amazing teens’ powers in this excerpt!
12 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
Story 09.01: Secret Recipe by Tricia Spafford
This isn't your normal tale of baking gone wrong--there's something more in this recipe! Listen to this comedic tale and then check out Tricia's other work (including both stories and artwork) at dreamingtales.com.
1 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Topic 10: Holidays
It's that time of year, so let's recognize it! Holiday stories can be very involved or very light, happy or stressed, and traditional or surprising. Share your story to hear it narrated! Entries are due Sunday, December 15 by 10pm EST to email@example.com!
3 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
Story 08.01: Ritual by Jason Patton
Sometimes, people's internal minds give them their outward characteristics. Find out about Billy in Jason Pattons' short "Ritual."
1 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
Topic 09: Genre: Fantasy
If it might be in the fantasy genre, submit it to be narrated this week!
5 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
Story 07.02: Hot Dogs and Gulls by Liz Pasadena
Though it may not be about food for food's sake, this story does focus on a hot dog! From Liz Pasadena's untitled work in progress, listen to "Hot Dogs and Gulls" for a wild tale of hunger (and walking, and bridges, and seagulls).
9 minutes | Nov 5, 2019
Story 07.01: Shakes & Chocolate Flakes by Hayley Walsh
Food may be glorious, but it is also a battle. Hayley Walsh's excerpt from Making March chronicles a woman's struggle to balance taste and waist in "Shakes & Chocolate Flakes." Follow Hayley for more @TaylesbyHayles on Twitter!
1 minutes | Nov 4, 2019
Topic 08: Extreme Character Trait
Do you have a character who is super-friendly, super-selfish, super-clueless, super-smart, or super-something-else? Send over your story or excerpt so I can showcase your character's "extra"ness!
8 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
Story 06.05: Vines by Randy Romero
In this final Halloween story, things aren't always what they seem. Randy Romero's "Vines" will cause tingles up your spine--as will his other stories at shortstoriestragicendings.com! Don't forget to submit your "food" stories for next week.
11 minutes | Oct 30, 2019
Story 06.04: Knock, Knock, Knock by Tricia Spafford
Enjoy this guising ghost story (or trick-or-treating ghost story) with a friend of any age! Sugar, rhymes, and frienship abound in "Knock, Knock, Knock"--plus a little bit of spooky fun. Check out more of Tricia Spafford's work at dreamingtales.com! We've got one more scary tale tomorrow, so check back in then!
7 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
Story 06.03: from Rabbit Cry by Jason A. Kilgore
If you love something spooky and vengeful, hit play now! Jason A. Kilgore's excerpt from "Rabbit Cry" is a dark dive into human nature*--and if you want more, check out his book on Amazon for fourteen tales of the paranormal! *This story is a bit beyond the normal spookiness--please consider that before listening.
1 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
Topic 07: Food
Though we often skip over meals in storytelling, the ones that make it into the text count for something! Whether your character is sharing a meal with a loved one, binge-eating, staring longingly at a warm meal, or trying to figure out what to buy in the supermarket, share your foodie tales! Stories are due by 10 pm Eastern on Sunday, November 3, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 minutes | Oct 23, 2019
Story 06.02: from Local Hero at Five by Richard E. Friesen
Enter a superhero's wacky dreamscape in Richard E. Friesen's excerpt from "Local Hero at Five," a story featuring Narcolepsy, the hero whose superpower is to make others fall asleep! Then, find more about Friesen's characters on his website, richardfriesen.net. Got a story for Halloween? Submit yours today!
6 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
Story 06.01: The Elevator by Randy Romero
This first Halloween story features fear--take a deep breath* before stepping into it. Randy Romero's work is available at Short Stories With Tragic Endings, so head that way for more spine-tingling reads! *Listener Note: this story, while not supremely intense, is a bit dark.
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