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November 2017

Episode 95: A Microfiction Triumvirate Revisited

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Happy holidays! Today we start a 3-part series where we revisit favorite moments from the show’s history. Our first repeat is Episode 6: The Microfiction Triumvirate. This episode, the shortest in the show’s history, contains only stories less than 400 words long.

In “On/Off” by Taylor Eaton, a small boy uses a magical power no one else can see. Copyright 2015 by Taylor Eaton, used with permission. Read Taylor’s bio.

In “Selkie” by Lisa Falzon, a mythical creature does not do what the myth says she will do. Copyright 2014 by Lisa Falzon, used with permission. Read Lisa’s bio.

In “Requiem: for piano” by Nancy Stohlman a man’s true love is becoming something he loves, but her transition will come between them. Previously published in “Literary Oprhans,” copyright 2012 by Nancy Stohlman, used with permission. Read Nancy’s bio.

The story featured in the commentary is “Semicolon,” by Kris Baker Dersch, copyright 2015.

You’ll hear the episode in its entirety with all-new commentary by the producer/editor.

Stay tuned for more reruns coming in December!

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Episode 94: Too Late?

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Timing is everything.

The “Laundromat” is not what you expected. By Paul Rousseau, copyright 2016, used with permission. Read Paul’s bio.

Things look different from the “Beyond.” By Francis DiClemente, copyright 2015, used with permission. Originally published in The Siren’s Call, issue #24, December 2015. Visit Francis’s website.

The third part of our three-part NaNoWriMo segment. Are you writing? How? Be my buddy!

is there just one story of how “He Died?” By A. Elizabeth Herting, copyright 2017, used with permission. Originally published in Literally Stories in June 2017. Visit A. Elizabeth’s website.

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Meet Episode 94 Contributor Francis DiClemente

Francis is making his third contribution to the show, having been with us previously on Episode 39 and Special Episode #5, the first baseball episode.

Francis DiClemente is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Sidewalk Stories (Kelsay Books, 2017). He lives in Syracuse, New York, and his blog can be found at

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Meet Episode 94 Contributor A. Elizabeth Herting


A. Elizabeth Herting is an aspiring freelance writer and busy mother of three living in colorful Colorado. She has had short stories featured in Bewildering Stories, Cafe Aphra, Dark Fire Fiction, Edify Fiction, Every Day Fiction, Fictive Dream, 50-Word Stories, Friday Fiction, Literally Stories, New Realm, Peacock Journal, Pilcrow&Dagger, Quail Bell Magazine, Speculative 66, Storyteller, The Flash Fiction Press and Under the Bed. She has also published non-fiction work in Denver Pieces Magazine and bioStories, and completed a novel called Wet Birds Don’t Fly at Night. More at:, or @AmyHerting

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