Fresh New Shorts Podcast

Original short stories by award-winning short fiction writers. Sample from over 25 short stories! 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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In 42, a 20-something works random midnight shifts at a fast-food joint to connect with a youth he lost. During these graveyard shifts, he competes in burger-making contests with his younger colleague...
December 12, 2020
In 1994, a girl and her father travel up from Newfoundland for work as the economics of home become worse and worse. Staying with friends dredges up a past incident, and the girl questions her father’...
December 1, 2020
“Where Things Rise, Unannounced” by Erin MacNair won EVENT magazine’s 2018 Creative non-fiction contest, and was also long listed for the 2018 CBC nonfiction contest. EVENT magazine contest judge Lori...
November 23, 2020
Cinnamon, Sask, is perhaps the driest place on earth, with a drought spanning years. After her divorce, a woman and her son move to the town to teach. They are not the only fish out of water or waterl...
November 8, 2020
Welcome to our All Saint’s Eve edition of Fresh New Shorts. Listen to new short fiction from award-winning writers. The Crucifix of Nicolo Aldovrandi, by John Blackmore, pays homage to the settings, c...
October 31, 2020
"The Chemistry of Unhappiness" by Erin MacNair is a dystopian tale where humans fall victim to their own emotional states, a silent attack from the inside out can unexpectedly cause you to freeze up o...
October 25, 2020
Today's story is "Parallax," by Terence Young. You can learn more about his writing at www.terenceyoung.ca. "Parallax" is more a lyrical narrative than a traditional short story in that it attempts to...
October 18, 2020
It's Canadian Thanksgiving! We're offering a short poem from a collection that's based on seasons. This one is a wistful goodbye to summer, and to being young. We hope everyone is safe and wish you an...
October 11, 2020
Buoyancy places us in modern-day France and a blend of fairy tales. A boy and his abandoned mother befriend a young girl living alone on a sprawling estate. The sole survivor of a family boating accid...
October 4, 2020
A Nation the Size of a Thimble is based on the “micro” story that won the first Writers’ Union of Canada Postcard Story contest. Two people staying in a Halifax boarding house just after WW2 strike up...
September 27, 2020

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