Fresh New Shorts Podcast

Original short stories by award-winning short fiction writers. New stories weekly! Many stories are found in the eBook — “A Physicist’s Guide to Love” from Amazon. See the [ 〉 ] on PodBean’s left sidebar for more information.

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This week’s story is The Rogue Elephant, by John Blackmore. Reunite with the couple from The Tornado Lovers before they married. Charlotte and Bernard are backpacking in India and learn what happens w...
July 19, 2020
In Skaterman Part 2, French athlete Alain has triumphed in the subway as the Silver Skater. He heads to the tip of Manhattan to see the Statue of Liberty and is met by the woman who gave him the ride ...
July 12, 2020
This week’s story is Skaterman by John Blackmore, and is in two parts. In Part 1, French athlete Alain Boisclair places fourth in all five speed-skating events at the Lake Placid Olympics. Bitterly di...
July 12, 2020
This week’s story is The Destroying Angel, by John Blackmore. An annual fall camping trip for three 40-something friends is upended by the inclusion of Tanner, a non-stop talker and alpha male. The si...
June 28, 2020
This week’s story, Mastering Surface Tension, is by Barbara Black. It won the Writers’ Union of Canada Short Story competition for 2017. Mastering Surface Tension takes us into the home and mind of an...
June 21, 2020
This week’s story, Atomic Distances, takes us to a beach in Florida where an electrician watches over a group of partyers. He became addicted to saving people in mortal circumstances after trying to r...
June 14, 2020
This week’s story, Ash, follows a young couple perilously close to the birth of their first child, the threat of ash falling on their carefully planned neighbourhood, and an older couple living next d...
June 7, 2020
In The Passage, a photographer reflects on how he got his start at 15 with a heart-breaking photo he didn’t expect from the girl he loved but could never have. It takes place at the beginning of the 1...
May 31, 2020
This episode’s short story, Tender Fruit, resonates today as people make difficult decisions about their small businesses and passions that they’ve pursued. Tender Fruit is by Deepam Susan Wadds. Tend...
May 24, 2020
Tune in this week for a different form of short story. Colleagues and friends remember Jack Jefferson, the Dean of Game Show Hosts. Game shows are America’s story, more than any other medium or genre,...
May 17, 2020

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