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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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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New Beginnings

Episode two, on Friday 9th  April, has a theme of new beginnings and features three more flash fiction stories. Exodus by Dean. A young girl is leaving home in dead of night. The Great Escape by Hannah. A violent relationship is coming to an end. https://hannahfaoilean.wixsite.com/hannahwordpotions One Step Off The Ledge by Geraldine. New beginnings are…

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Launching Friday April 2nd

We’re delighted to announce Short Story Hunters podcast will begin its first 3 month season, launching April 2nd 2021, with new episodes every Friday. If you’ve got 15 minutes to spare then join, B and Jonny, for lively chat and a selection of short stories and flash fiction, submitted by Litopia members and writers from…

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