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Episode 51: Curmudgeons and Incorrigibles

Copy of FLASH

Those who won’t change and the rest of us who get to deal.

Witness the creative destruction of “A New Heart.” By Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois, copyright 2015, used with permission. Read his bio.

Grocery clerks are always the ones who hear your rants in “Blu-Ray/DVD.” By Daniel Maluka, copyright 2016, used with permission. Read his bio.

At what point do you get to call out the ridiculous? “Dean’s Dilemma” is by Paul Beckman, copyright 2015, used with permission. Visit his website.

Did you ever wonder who is reading your submissions? After “The Party,” will you wonder if it had remained a mystery. Written and produced by Adam Kluger, copyright 2016, used with permission. Featuring the voice work of Aesha Waks. Read Adam’s bio.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of our 2016 Summer Camp Special!

Happy listening,

Kris

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Episode 30: The Future is Here…and it’s not good – dystopia flash fiction style

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“Roller Blading in Venice” is by Julie Christine Johnson, making her second appearance on the No Extra words podcast. Her short story “Granny” was featured on Episode 23. “Roller Blading in Venice” is copyright 2015 and used with permission. For more information about Julie, including all the scoop on the launch of her debut novel, “In Another Life,” on February 1, please visit her website.

“Wholesale” is by Jeff Bakkensen, copyright 2015 and used with permission. Read Jeff’s bio here.

“Progress” is by Sean Antoniak, copyright 2015 and used with permission. Visit Sean’s website here.

“Grow, Jesus” is written and read for you by Gabriel Congdon. It is copyright 2015 and used with permission. If you enjoyed Gabe’s reading of “Grow Jesus,” you’ll love his YouTube channel.

This is Week 2 of Contributor Appreciation Month here on the No Extra Words Podcast, which means a lucky contributor is going to win our prize drawing. I had a chance to speak to Mary Alice Long, winner of the Week 1 drawing, and she was very excited. You’ll hear Mary’s story in three weeks as part of Episode 33. Contributor Appreciation Month is sponsored by channillo,com, so please head on over to their website and check them out. Also, be sure to find them on Twitter and thank them for sponsoring your favorite podcast.

Happy listening,

Kris

Episode 28: A Fresh Start – New Year 2016

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Starting with a classic element of any New year…”The Diet.” By Diane Valentine, copyright 2015, used with permission. Read Diane’s bio here.

Read in her own lovely voice is Aileen Hunt’s “The Man Who Taught My Children About Dragonflies.” Copyright 2014, used with permission. Visit Aileen’s website here.

“Flowers” is a brilliant piece of microfiction about the celebration and mystery of sending flowers. By Charles Rafferty, copyright 2015, used with permission. Read Charles’s bio here.

Follow the love story of “How My Parents Fell in Love.” By Dallas Woodburn, copyright 2011, used with permission. Visit Dallas’s website here.

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who made 2015 such an amazing journey for this show. Looking forward to bringing you more great content in 2016, starting with Contributor Appreciation Month in January sponsored by Channillo.com

Please let us know what you think of our new sound, new theme song, and return to our old format.

Happy listening!

Kris

Episode 23: Thankful? – a true heart never came from anything more than ashes

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This is a four story episode that really splits nicely into two sections, but the overall theme is “resilience.”

Part 1 is about gratitude when times are tough. In “A House Burning,” an out of control fire also proves cleansing. By Matthew Keefer, copyright 2015, used with permission. Visit Matt’s website here.

In “Chipped,” a neighborhood has seen its share of tough times and is shabby compared to the well-off neighbors. By Tina Tocco, copyright 2004, used with permission. Read more about Tina here.

Part 2 is about those tough family relationships that can be the best and worst parts of this and all seasons. “Granny” examines that moment that comes to many of us when dealing with an elderly relative with dementia. By Julie Christine Johnson, copyright 2015, used with permission. Visit Julie’s website here.

“Meyer’s Rebellion” ends this episode on a lighter note, as a man leaving his wife of 46 years has some reassuring news for her. By Paul Beckman, copyright 2015, used with permission. Visit Paul’s website here.

Our theme music is “Reverie: small theme” by _ghost and is used with our thanks under a Creative Commons license.

Would love to hear what you think! Let us know how this episode impacted your Thanksgiving holiday and we will see you in December for our Christmas Serial specials!

Happy listening,

Kris

Episode 19: Improving the Truth

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Storytelling at its finest.

“Mama Said” covers all the things Mama said, from her solid advice to her thoughts on what to do with her after she dies. By Brett Vickers, copyright 2011, used with permission. Read his bio here.

In “21 Days,” we are left to wonder which version of the story is better, the one Grandma told or the truth. By Tina Tocco, copyright 2013, used with permission. Read her bio here.

“Going off the Rails” is the story of one epic move. By Brianne Holmes, copyright 2015, used with permission. Read her bio here.

“Reception” is what happens when the bridesmaid comes properly armed. By PJ Sambeaux, copyright 2014, used with permission. Read her bio here.

As always, we look forward to hearing what you think!

Happy listening,

Kris

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