Tag: podcast

  • The Dark Tide

    Die Religion … ist das Opium des Volkes. – Karl Marx Everyone had been called to Worship. I stood outside the temple, and waited for the doors to be opened. It was early morning, and very bright, with sunbeams reflecting off the snow that had fallen the night before. I felt exposed, standing as I […]

  • Popular Podcast App Pocket Casts Joins Automattic – reblog

    Pocket Casts will be joining Automattic, making it easier for podcast fans to discover new content and customize their listening experience. Popular Podcast App Pocket Casts Joins Automattic

  • Check out a piece of free horror fiction

    A year ago, I started to write Lockdown. It’s finished now, and is available as both a blog post and as a podcast episode. Click the buttons below to open the blog post or the podcast episode.

  • NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 24

    Chapter 24: Susan It’s November 25, and I still haven’t decided what to do about tomorrow. I do have to work, but I’m considering quitting my job. The smell of the cleaners is starting to make me feel sick, and the pay’s been cut to less than minimum wage. I really don’t like the kind […]

  • NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 23

    Chapter 23: Melanie I hear Martin’s car in the garage, and then he comes into the house. “Hi,” I call. He comes into the living room. He’s pale. “Are you okay?” “I feel like a criminal.” “What?” “In a way, I am one. I just got a speeding ticket.” “Joseph gets those sometimes. Mom yells […]

  • NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 22

    Chapter 22: Martin Well, today’s the day. I need to make sure Melanie doesn’t see the paper. One of us normally gets it and puts it in the living room. I have to work, and it’s my turn to make breakfast. I won’t have time to sit and read the paper, so I can’t take […]

  • NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 21

    Chapter 21: Susan It’s been thirty days since the summons was published in the paper. Even through a lawyer, I’m not going to communicate with Martin. Besides, a lawyer would need to know my address, and I don’t trust anybody anymore. I’ve seen Matthew a couple of times. We went to McDonald’s. We talked. We […]

  • NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 20

    Chapter 20: Melanie Martin still doesn’t like the idea of a guy doing my ultrasound, so I reschedule it for when he’s at work. “I won’t ask for any information without you there. But they need to do this.” The person doing the ultrasound is a woman. She’s brusk and business-like. In fact, she doesn’t […]

  • The Christmas Room – complete story

    Listen to Podcast Episode The Christmas Room This is a work of fiction. This story has two endings. This blog post and podcast episode contains the entire story. The Beginning The tree was at least twenty feet tall. How such a gigantic pine had been uprooted, transported, and set up there without any apparent damage, […]

  • NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 19

    Chapter 19: Susan There’s a problem with my idea to tell Matthew what he’s done. I don’t want to go to his place ever again. And in spite of her promise, I’m afraid that my doctor might call Martin about me. She doesn’t know my new address, but I gave her my new number when […]

  • NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 16

    Chapter 16: Martin “We need to be a team.” That’s what Melanie has just said. Well, of course we need to be a team. We’ll be the greatest team ever. I say this out loud, and she smiles. “What does being a team mean to you?” she asks. “Huh?” “What do you see us doing […]

  • NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 15

    Chapter 15: Matthew I don’t think too many people believe in love at first sight. I know I didn’t used to. Now I do. I don’t even know her name yet, but I know that I love her. Dad would say I’m bonkers. Mom would say I’m nuts. Both would ask: how can you love […]

  • NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 10

    Chapter 10: Martin Susan looks at me blankly. Wow, she must really be tired. No problem. I’ll help her out. “You’ve been so upbeat lately, and your skin is really glwoing. So I thought, well, could you be expecting?” “What? You mean like expecting a baby? No way.” She laughs. “All that stuff about pregnant […]

  • NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 9

    Chapter 9: Susan I keep telling people on my show that they can write, and in early December, I’m ready to revise my tenth book. I’m careful this time. After I’ve seen Martin off to work, I wash up the breakfast dishes and do any urgent housework, and then I go into my office. I […]

  • NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 5

    Chapter 5: Susan I suppose I’ll just have to accept that he’s no longer interested in my books, if he ever was. Has our seven-year marriage been a sham? I hate to think that way, but what if it’s true? I go into the room we prepared for the child we haven’t had. It’s my […]

  • NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 4

    Chapter 4: Martin The house smells great. Susan’s in the kitchen, putting the finishing touches on our dinner. “Hi honey,” she says. “Did you have a nice day today?” Did I? Well, the hour with Melanie was wonderful, but I wouldn’t call the rest of the day good. “I finished the book.” “Yes, I had […]

  • Podcasting my NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel

    Last November, I wrote a romance novel in seventeen days. Some of the posts included more than one chapter. I would prefer to podcast them as individual chapters, so over the next few days, I will repost any chapters that don’t have their own post. To find the podcast episodes or the blog posts for […]

  • Isolation – Part 1 – Contemporary Fiction

    Podcast Episode This is a work of fiction. I wanted to know what happened to Billy after the events in “Lockdown,” and being in his head was so much fun. Mom and Mona are both asleep. “What should we do now?” I ask Dad. He looks exhausted, and I hope he’ll decide to go home […]

  • Lockdown – Horror Fiction – Complete Story

    Podcast Episode This is a work of fiction inspired by a Tweet by @mims_words about vampires during lockdown. It was published in ten parts on this blog, and those can be heard as separate podcast episodes, but I thought you might like to read or listen to all of it at once. Here you go. […]

  • The Choice

    This is a work of fiction inspired by the Everyday Inspiration writing course from WordPress.com. The one-word prompt was “choice.” It was published in six blog posts in April 2020. Each post was fairly short, so I’ve combined them into one for a podcast episode. The Choice What to do? She looked at the clock. […]

  • Podcast!

    Yesterday, I shared a post from the WordPress.com blog about podcasting with Anchor. Now I’ve got my very own podcast. It’s all about my free fiction. So far, I’ve created one episode, which is the first part of my science fiction story “Time Gone By.” Once I have podcasting figured out, I’ll probably create a […]

  • Turn Your WordPress.com Blog into a Podcast with Anchor – reblogged

    I’m excited to share this and plan to try it! If you’re a blogger, you’ve already done the hard part by creating great content — so you should share that content as widely as possible! One way is… Turn Your WordPress.com Blog into a Podcast with Anchor