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Today’s stories are all fresh voices, from newer and younger writers or starring youthful characters. They bring us a fresh perspective in more ways than one.

“1001 Reasons to Love Rachel Maddow” is the typical boy-meets-girl story told in untypical fashion. By Zachary Hay, copyright 2015, used with permission. Read his bio here.

“So Bored” is a piece of microfiction featuring the voice of a young person having an adventure, or maybe just wasting time. By Jake Bible, copyright 2015, used with permission. Find out more about Jake and read his other microfiction at

In “Out of Order,” you find yourself as a fifth grader on the school bus, a dangerous place to be if you aren’t ready to relate to others. By Angela Luo, copyright 2014, used with permission. Read her bio here.

****A couple of corrections to errors discovered post-recording:

1) The correct title of Jake Bible’s podcast is Writing in Suburbia. Find it in iTunes or check Jake’s website for more information.

2) The hashtag to follow on Twitter for flash fiction is #FridayFlash

As always, we look forward to hearing from you!