Bailey’s Writing Tips podcast ‘short stories’ episode number 23 went live today and features three flash fiction pieces that have appeared on my blog as Flash Fiction Fridays. Do email me should you like to submit your own. This episode contained:
- Glistening in the Moonlight (572 words) by Dr Margaret Aranda
- A Time in the Trees (754 words) by Ron Chavez and
- Time to Change (998 words) by Jessica Grace Coleman
See the links above to read the stories… or hear my dulcet tones on the podcast.
The podcast is available via iTunes (top item), Google’s Feedburner (final item), Podbean (when it catches up), Podcasters (which takes even longer) or Podcast Alley (which doesn’t list the episodes but will let you subscribe).
Dr. Margaret Aranda and her daughter were in a car accident in 2006. Margaret was unable to walk or talk for several years, was bedridden for six years, and lived on an iv for three years. She is a Stanford-trained doctor in Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and is American Board Certified in both. She is trained in Age Management Medicine by Cenegenics Medical Institute, and spends her time keeping patients well in Preventive Medicine, writing, blogging, touching bases with 7,000 FB Friends, and petting her two dogs. Her first book, No More Tears: A Physician Turned Patient Inspires Recovery, is by Tate Publishing and came out in December, 2012. Additional works include Stepping from the Edge, Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes a Ladybug, and her WIP is From Menarche through Menopause: A Journey through Time. She is tucked away in a horse community in Los Angeles, CA.
You can find out more about Margaret and her writing via…
Ron and his café enjoyed fame in world wide major media where he spun stories about how he shined shoes in front of the Club Café as a little boy and about the intriguing brilliance of people he met over the years in his cafe.
In time he was known as the Route 66 storyteller. Ron was born in the village of Puerto de Luna on the banks of the Pecos River in New Mexico USA. Ron’s website is http://www.timeoftriumph.net.
Jessica Grace Coleman was born in Stafford, England and raised in the nearby village of Little Haywood, a quaint English location that would later be remodelled into Beth Powers’ home village in the Little Forest novels.
She studied Film Studies and American Studies at the University of Sussex in Brighton, and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for a year as part of her course. A big fan of travelling, she has road tripped around North America and backpacked across China, South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Jessica also runs a monthly short-story competition, Darker Times Fiction, which focuses on finding new and exciting horror writers. Compilations of these works are available as Darker Times Horror Anthology ebooks and paperbacks.
When not writing about ghouls and ghosts, Jessica edits Rock Pulse, an online UK music zine, and has had the pleasure of interviewing many bands and artists in the past including The Darkness, InMe, Simple Plan, Bowling for Soup, HIM, Sugarcult, Less Than Jake, Yellowcard, Taking Back Sunday and Funeral for a Friend.
You can find her blog at http://www.jessicagracecoleman.com which has links to all her writing. You can also contact her via email at email@example.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JessicaGraceColeman or on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/jessformerworld. You can type ‘Jessica Grace Coleman’ into Amazon to find her books and author page, and you can also find out more about her at http://www.darkertimes.co.uk.
Thank you for downloading / listening to this short story episode – I hope you enjoyed it. The next episode will be a hints & tips episode in a fortnight, then short stories return a fortnight thereafter.
All the details of these episodes are listed on this blog’s Podcast Short Stories page and my email address to submit a short story for critique (or review for the Short Story Saturdays) is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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