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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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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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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.

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Photo Finish

Photo Finish: While we like to think there is a good deal of clever prose in this comedic black humor little podcast, the story goes far deeper than that, as you may observe after listening. Two crimes have been committed – but what? And which is the more serious? And is this up to the listener – or is it society that makes the decision?  For instance, does it fit under the #MeToo banner?

Once again we intentionally create a little controversy, So while we have put it into our CrimeWithoutGrimeSeries, perhaps it should also go into the MakesYouThinkSeries too. We leave you to decide.  And of course would love you to give us a ‘like’ on our facebook page, and a nice review on iView or your favorite listening platform.

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See no Evil

. One of the traits of the Three Monkeys. We continue into the last week of the Australian holiday season with a beach story. Short and Sweet. Or is it?  We have a beautiful beach, a handsome man, romance. What could possibly go wrong?  Enjoy. 

Note: On our last post we promised you the dramatic Sound of Silence. Apologies. It will definitely come next post.  We just thought we would keep the holiday mood going as long as possible.

 

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Synergy

Synergy: 11m25s Maureen Durney and John Cross

One definition of Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts. The term synergy comes from the Attic Greek word meaning “working together”.In the garden Synergy is the growing of compatible plants together to produce a better outcome. However this story is NOT about gardening.

We meet an ageing spinster on one ‘dark stormy night’ which changes her life. It could comfortably fit into our CrimeWithoutGrime series, but it is hoped that some of the things covered will also MakeYouThink.  Enjoy.

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Monthly Update

Over the last four weeks we have submitted four podcasts out into cyberspace, and although by some standards our subscribers are still small, it is a list that is steadily growing.

With the dawning of a new month we will be making a few changes.  First the logo will change. It will be simpler and more appropriate to the many platforms on which our podcasts may be found.  Your comments and reviews are still welcome, especially the nice one.  And of course we would love you to like our new look facebook page,

Listed below are the four podcasts released during the last month.

                           

As you can see from the covers there is a good deal of variety in the stories although all fit the Crime genre.   Night Fever is a cityscape of a lonely woman, possible unrequited love, and a horrendous conclusion.  While Touche (Tooshay –when an adversary wins an argument) is also set in a city, with an equally horrendous end, our key player is a different type of protagonist, and hopefully considered a likable rogue.  Guest House Ghost Story has created quite a stir with comments, as well as quite a few people from  overseas taking up the suggestion to use it as an English learning platform.  And finally, our last release, The hand, a complex murder/manslaughter/mystery – with the inevitable twist.

A BIG thankyou to those subscribers who have been with us since the beginning of our twelve week journey. And a BIG welcome to those of you who have found us more recently. And a BIG ask that you help us spread the word.

       

We look forward to bringing you more thoughts, adventures, ideas and experiences.  Happy listening.

 

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The hand

The Hand: It is difficult to say much about this complex story without giving the plot away.

Neighbours know each other in ways that are more intimate than families, and the garden fence is no boundary to borrowing or sharing personal items, or even one’s life.

Although The hand fits comfortably in our CrimeWithoutGrime series, it was once entitled Neighbours. No doubt you will see why once you listen to it. While it is true you can’t choose your family, you can choose your friends, and in some ways you can choose your neighbours. And while friendship with neighbours is a wonderful thing, it is also fraught with problems.

 

 

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A bad luck day

April 1

A Bad Luck Day:

Just a few hours ago I posted my very first pod onto Whooshkaa and iTunes. The first of many I hope.  It’s called A bad luck day.  As it is a crime story with a twist I won’t say too much about it right now, other than to say that while it is fiction it is based on a good deal of fact.   However, if you want to know the back story, let me know via the contact form. It’s quite funny and gives a little idea of how a ‘wotif’ scenario can present itself.

I will just add that the ‘inspiration’ for this story was once a Spitfire pilot in World War 2, and is still married to his wife of 78 years. And that’s an achievement.

He was piloting his Cessna when nearly 80 – doing aerial photography, with the door taken out in order to get a better view.

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