Bang!

Tune in this Friday for the grand finale of season one of Short Story Hunters. We’re going out with a bang with stories by @James Marinero, and Nina, as well as an extract from @Rachel Caldecott-Thornton‘s fabulous novel, The Panopticon Experiment. Enjoy. The Panopticon Experiment (extract) by Rachel Caldecott-Thornton. The gripping first pages of Rachel’s amazing book.…

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“Balloons” and “Sunburst”

This week sees three shorts stories from from The Litopia Flash Club inspired by the prompts “Balloons” & “Sunburst”. An Encounter With Pirates by Matthew Snoding. A mum and daughter have a strange encounter when returning from the supermarket. Gita by Benjamin S. Two friends explore a spooky railway tunnel. What could possibly go wrong?…

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Locked In

This week the show looks at the concept of being locked in with three different takes once more. #MandyDream by Matthew Snoding. Vlogger, Mandy is getting through lockdown, just about. But it’s not been easy. Drive Me Nuts by Darren Burgess. A hapless and disturbed husband has been dropped off at the police station by…

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The Dating Game

This week we look at the tricky subject of dating. Some go really well, others not so well. We have three stories on the eternal theme, sadly looking at when things don’t quite work out as we might have wished them to. My First Love by Rachel Caldecott. When a fairytale turns sour. Faint Heart…

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Murderous Intentions

This weeks show explores the the darker side of our minds and looks at murderous intentions. Once again we’re featuring three shows on the theme. Neighbours by Matthew Snoding. Twitching curtains in suburbia lead to trouble for William. How to Commit The Perfect Crime by Sinead. Most of us have had a boss we fantasise…

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Childhood Homes

Episode 7 sees us looking back to childhood homes and memories with three very different stories on the theme. Sculpture by J A Babo. A tale of of a business empire built on troubled memories and heartache. App-eals by Stacey Noe. College buddies develop an App that leads to disharmony and falling out. The Layover…

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Difficult Decisions

Episode 6 landing 7th May, features two slightly longer stories dealing with work and difficult decisions. Both have been submitted by listeners to the show. Fried by Brian Weston. Sully left Cyprus to set up his cafe business. Things were going fine then along came Covid 19. Ten Years From Now by Lisa Heidle. Ten…

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Listeners’ Stories

Episode 5 features stories sent in by listeners from around the world, and has an eclectic selection on diverse subjects. We look at complicated relationships, a deathwatch beetle living in an old desk and reminisces of late teens and young adulthood. Luke, by Ree Villaruel. The Beetle’s Mausoleum, by Nick Sweeney. 437 Wilton Street (A…

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The Final Frontier

“Beam me up, Scotty”. “ET, phone home,” and all that stuff.  Episode four is available 23rd April and our theme is Sci-fi. Once again we feature 3 stories from Litopia and beyond, this time with an other-worldly flavour. The Zookeeper by Annie Summerlee. An interesting take on the concept of Noah’s Ark. http://anniesummerlee.wordpress.com Frisco Disco by…

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Assorted Animals and Anthropomorphism

Episode three, April 16th. Find out what happens when animals start to talk and rule our lives. Next Door’s Milk is Sweeter by Galadriel. Just what your cat might be up to when they’re not around. Breakfast for Cedric and Esther by Nina. You’d be surprised what’s going on in your vegetable patch. Frank, Ann,…

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