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LifeInTheSlowLane

Reality Check

 

Reality Check is our new podcast – with a difference. Here at fastfictionpodcasts we have decided to invite guests to submit their stories from time to time – and what better introduction than – Reality Check, by David Pollard.

This monologue invites us into the home of a married man during the lead up to Christmas. And you will have to listen in to find out what happens.

David is part of the Hand to Mouth Sound Theatre, in Hereford, England. A link to his work is on our Accreditation page. Enjoy!

 

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CrimeWithoutGrime

Early Intervention

Early Intervention (20.min) is our latest podcast from the CrimeWithoutGrime series. It is a simple story that begins and ends with a phone call. And in between – two strangers meet. Yet each knows a secret about the other. Enjoy!

Authors Note: Hi, Just a mention that if you are a regular listener, it would be much appreciated if you could give a favorable review on iTunes, or your listening platform of choice. It would give encouragement to continue. And please feel free to send a personal comment. I would love to hear from you. Thankyou.

 

 

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CrimeWithoutGrime

Life by the Knife

Life by the Knife: Sometimes the price of beauty is more than you care to give.

There is a moral to this story which could fit the proverb ‘Pride comes before a fall.’ Beware!

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Speculative Fiction

The Dream

The Dream. When all the women in the neighborhood begin to share the same secret, we cannot help but wonder – What and Why? 

Speculative Fiction Series

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CrimeWithoutGrime

The Enigma Variation

The Enigma Variation. Years ago, the working man would go down to his local male-dominated pub when he wanted a little recreation. White-collar workers began to favour Mens’ Clubs. This story tells of such a club and such a man, but it was not recreation he sought. It was his life. CrimeWithoutGrimeSeries

CrimeWithoutGrime Series

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MakesYouThink Reflection

Happy Birth-Day, 1942

It is now 75 years since May 8th was recognized as VE Day, (Victory of Europe Day). Usually, thousands of people celebrate with public holidays.

Happy Birth-Day, 1942

Happy Birth-Day 1942 celebrates the anniversary of birth in WW2. It is the first episode in a full-length podcast soon to be released called My Life and Death Diary. As you can see, it is 78 years in the making.

The world of 2020 is vastly different from that experienced by most people in the world in the 1940’s. Yet people who lived then, who can recount those years rarely do so with bitterness. It is more like extreme sadness. They witnessed young men going off to war with such national pride, only to be shot and maimed. (Our story Wheeled Prisons is a classic example).

Happy Birth-Day may be termed ‘black-humor’, but there is much to learn from it.

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CrimeWithoutGrime

Singing with Jamie Joe

Singing with Jamie Joe is a little unusual. Is it a dramatized reading, a play, or even a mini-musical? While it may be one or none of those things, it most certainly is a tragedy.

Note from Editor Wotif: If you listen. and think you can improve on the music. or know anyone with musical ability – PLEASE contact fastfictionpodcasts@gmail.com.  We know it can be improved and just need a little help. Thankyou.

 

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MakesYouThink Reflection

Grandma’s Petticoat

CoverGrandma’s Petticoat is a story that began eighty years ago, and yet it may well be a story of tomorrow.  It is about change, and yet we see that sadly many things stay the same.

 

 

 

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MakesYouThink Reflection

Something in Common

Something in Common is a story with many levels. An old lady and a young girl meet one morning, and while they share a common bond, they find they also have shared needs.

The location, the walk along the Brisbane River, through the Queen Street Mall, and onto the beautiful SouthBank is real. So is the exquisite Nepalese Pagoda which forms as a central meeting place.

And in this highly technical world, the basis for this story is becoming more common. Intrigued? All explained in our new story, Something in Common.

Editor’s Note: FastFictionPodcasts will shortly be opening its portals to receive short stories or one-act audio scripts for dramatisation.  If you would like to submit a manuscript, please do so to fastfictionpodcasts@gmail.com

 

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Speculative Fiction

White Noise

White Noise marks a milestone in fastfictionpodcasts because we are introducing a new writer for the first time. Steve Haynes is into things weird and wonderful, which is illustrated in his debut story, with an ensemble cast.  We hope you enjoy it, and if you do, please show appreciation by giving a review on your favorite platform.