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January 2018

Episode 99: Women Writers on Choice

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It was my privilege to put together this episode on an important topic and I can’t begin to express my gratitude to our contributors and to my wonderful support community who made it possible.

“Family Planning” is by Tina Tocco, copyright 2005, used with permission. It was originally published in Harper Palate Winter/Spring 2013 issue. Read Tina’s bio and her her previous contributions to the show.

“Choose” is by Mary O’Keefe Brady, copyright 2017, used with permission. Read Mary’s bio.

“Single Sexless Mother” is by Linda Bonney, copyright 2017, used with permission. Read Linda’s bio.

“A Whale of a Choice” is by Rebekah Nemethy, copyright 2017, used with permission. Visit Rebekah’s website.

Rebekah created this piece on her website originally for a Photo and 100 Words project, here is the original photo that inspired the story:

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Other things discussed today:

“A Private Matter” is a made for TV movie based on the true life story of “Miss Shari” Finkbine, a Romper Room TV show host who sought an abortion after taking a medication that was proven to cause birth defects. Thank you so much to Cynthia Bemis Abrams of the Advanced TV Herstory podcast for sharing Miss Shari’s story on her show and introducing me to the movie. The movie is available on YouTube.

Time Magazine has a great history of marital rape laws in the United States.

The full text of the Roe v. Wade decision is available online. As all documents created by the U.S. Federal Government are, it is in the public domain.

Happy listening,

Kris

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Meet Episode 99 Contributor Rebekah Nemethy

Rebekah is a storytelling artist. She creates with the written word, with her camera, with her voice, and, occasionally, with her own two hands. She’s passionate about animal advocacy, and so any income that comes from her art also benefits her favorite animal-loving organizations. Visit her website, rebekahnemethy.com, to find more stories.

Happy listening,

Kris

Meet Episode 99 Contributor Linda Bonney

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Storyteller, Vision Big Specialist, Coach and Entrepreneur Linda is a multi passionate juggling all aspects of her life with two young boys by her side. You can find more at www.lindabonn.com

Happy listening,

Kris

Meet Episode 99 Contributor Mary O’Keefe Brady

Mary O’Keefe Brady is the author of Time Out (Finishing Line Press, 2015). Her work has appeared in The Westchester Review, Peregrine Journal, Rising Phoenix, and elsewhere. She lives in New York’s lower Hudson valley and visits Charleston often enough to be a member of the Poetry Society of South Carolina.

Happy listening,

Kris

Meet Episode 99 Contributor Tina Tocco

Tina debuted with us on Episode 19 back in October 2015. I am delighted to have Tina making her sixth appearance on our final flash fiction episode. If you enjoy Tina’s work, I hope you’ll have a listen to all of her past contributions to the show:

Tina Tocco’s flash fiction has appeared in Roanoke Review, Potomac Review, River Styx, Crab Creek Review, Harpur Palate, Passages North, Portland Review, Italian Americana, and other journals. Her work for young readers can be found in various magazines, including Highlights, Cricket, Spider, Humpty Dumpty, and Turtle Magazine for Preschool Kids. Tina was a finalist in CALYX’s Flash Fiction Contest (2013), the 3rd Place Winner in The Southampton Review’s Short, Short Fiction Contest (2015), and an honorable mention in the River Styx Schlafly Beer Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest (2015). Her interview on flash and the craft of writing, “No Wasted Words,” appears in Roanoke Review. Tina earned her MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College, where she was editor-in-chief of Inkwell.

Happy listening,

Kris

Episode 98: A Sucker for Silent Communication

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There are things we say, things we don’t say, and things we say no one hears.

The writer’s buddy, “The Quizzical Lizard,” is able to tell her what he really wants. By Anna Kander, copyright 2017, used with permission. Visit Anna’s website.

When the world falls apart it is the “Death of a Small Civilization.” By Brittany Bronson, copyright 2016, used with permission. Read Brittany’s bio.

Happy listening,

Kris

 

Meet Episode 98 Contributor Brittany Bronson

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Brittany Bronson lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her work has appeared in Paper Darts, Juked, F(r)iction, Cosmonauts Avenue and other publications. Her nonfiction appears regularly in The New York Times, where she contributes as an op-ed writer. In 2016, the Nevada Arts Council awarded her a literary fellowship in creative nonfiction. Follow her on Twitter.

Happy listening,

Kris

Meet Episode 98 Contributor Anna Kander

Anna Kander is a Pushcart Prize-nominated author in the Midwest. Her first poetry collection is SLIDE A MIRROR TO ME (Transcendent Zero, 2017). Her contemporary poetry and fiction have appeared in Gravel, Gone Lawn, Train, and other magazines. Find Anna–and photos of her quizzical lizard–at http://annakander.com.

Happy listening,

Kris

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