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The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game is another of FastFiction’s CoProPods. What’s that? Well, it is a co-operative production with contributions from the Hand to Mouth theatre team in the U.K. They are a live-action theatre company featuring many stories similar to our own. David Pollard and Susan Hill provide us with a wonderful pastiche of a marriage that isn’t too healthy. And I don’t just mean the ‘man-flu’.

We last met up with David in his wonderful monologue, Reality Check. (He does seem to play the hen-pecked husband rather well).

And once again, may I remind you that all our productions are provided voluntarily, so a review on your podcast platform goes a long way by way of payment, Thankyou.

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The Valentine Day Massager

The Valentine Day Massager is a new Wannarbee Bond Adventure. You’ve met up with Wannarbee before, with Two Dykes on a Bike, but now we have Julie Hoverson bring her to life in an entirely new persona. A night out on the town starts off well, but as usual, she gets into trouble – then ends up… well, if you’ve met up with Wannarbee before you’ll guess how things work out.

You’ll be able to catch up with Julie, in her own spot, on her website, 19 Nocturne Boulevard. But we hope she comes back to visit with us again, especially is she brings Wannarbee with her.

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1942 – Happy Birth-Day

1942 – Happy Birth-Day is in recognition of the 75th anniversary of World War 2. It is also a tribute to my mother, who gave birth deep down in Paddington Tube Station, during a bomb attack. Thanks Mum, it was worth it.

During the next few months, there will be a progression of stories from My Life and Death Diary, beginning of course with 1942. So, if you are interested in a little bit of personal history, not taken too seriously, look out for the cover. And you can always come to this web site for a few graphics, to help you understand those days of long ago.

Tube Stations used as Bombshelter in Blitz

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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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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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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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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.