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Life by the Knife

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

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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 FictionSeries

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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

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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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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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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: If you would like to know a little more about Brisbane, the capital city that carries the slogan, Beautiful one day, Perfect the next, click, here

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.

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Aunt Jo

Aunt Jo took pleasure in bringing joy and laughter to everyone she met during her life, and makes sure she does the same in death.

This episode introduces Amy Bent as a narrator, and we look forward to meeting up with her in many more episodes.

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CrimeWithoutGrime

Two Dykes on Bike

Two Dykes on a Bike is released to coincide with the Dykes on a Bike Mardi Gras in Sydney, celebrating the Gay and Lesbian Festival, on the 29th February,

Wannarbee Bond uses her P.E. sign to best effect by being a Private Eye/Pest Exterminator. But sadly she doesn’t often achieve

the intended outcome in either area. In fact, she rarely gets the bad guy, but happily, nearly always gets the girl.

We would love to hear if you liked this “Something Different” story, and there are many Wannarbee adventures ready to come your way.  Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot … A Tyme to DieDeath by Fermentation, just to name a few.  They were originally released in Bullet Rock N’Roll Noir magazine, which is sadly, now, long forgotten. But if you would like a print copy, please write to fastfictionpodcasts@gmail.com, and we will be happy to send a copy.

Wannarbee stories follow the Mickey Spillane style of Pulp Fiction, which we acknowledge is not politically correct anymore. But as Mickey Spillane used to say, “there are more people buy peanuts than caviare.”  So, grab your peanuts and sit back and enjoy a little old fashioned fun.