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In “Life Lessons,” a woman reflects on a world she had for a moment and didn’t think she’d miss. By Lorna Wood, copyright 2015, used with permission. Check out Lorna’s author page at

In “Trivia,” the contestant on a public access game show thinks she is prepared until she sees what questions are being asked. By Madaline Foglesong, copyright 2015, used with permission. Find more of Madaline’s work at

In “Flight of Desire,” a man obseres a neighbor with a hobby he’ll never understand. By Diane Payne, copyright 2014, used with permission. Read Diane’s bio here.

No Extra Words by the Numbers:

  • We have dozens of listeners! Every day, on average, we have 6-11 downloads of either current or back episodes. This gives us lots of room to grow…tell your friends!
  • Including today, we have aired 24 different short stories.
  • 10 short stories were by contributors, 2 from the public domain, and one by a listener.
  • More contributor stories are coming! 30 different contributors are confirmed for between now and December.
  • We have received over 70 short story submissions from over 65 different authors around the world…and have room for more!

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