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Journey together through innumerable worlds of fiction with Prose, a biweekly podcast series that offers up short stories of all genres and subject matter. If you like fiction of all sorts with the occasional bit of poetry or verse thrown in for good measure, join us on our adventures through the labyrinths of the human psyche and the infinite spaces of the imagination.
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Jan 26, 2017

"Any Given Sunday" takes a trip to a Southern Baptist church in the South on a Sunday. 

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The piano backing tracks for this story were performed from my dear mother.  The rain sound effect comes from Freesound.org and was provided by user Jongrubbs under a CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. The beautiful loop at the end of the track comes from Little Robot Factory and is used under a Creative Commons attribution license 3.0.  

 

Jan 22, 2017

"Love Lost" examines a once beautiful goddess that is now wasting away. 

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The backing tracks for “Love Lost” was taken from the Free Music Archive at freemusicarchive.org, an amazing community of artists that set out to help one another through the sharing of their art.  These tracks are “Dances and Dames” and “Night at the Docks,” both from the amazing Kevin MacLeod.  A sincere thank you to Mr. MacLeod and the Free Music Archive for the contribution.  This track is being used under a Creative Commons attribution share alike license 3.0.  

Jan 22, 2017

"A Lesson for Ducklings" by Nicholas B. Morris looks into the brutal realities of nature. 

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Nicholas B. Morris grew up in Arkansas but fell in love with Colorado. His stories and other assorted writings have been published in The Harpoon ReviewCliteratureConnotation PressDanse Macabre Online, and Nebo. He has published two short story collections, the full-length Tapeworm and the chapbook The Boy in the Well, both with the now sadly defunct Monkey Puzzle Press. (You can buy copies of Tapeworm from him directly on Amazon.) He works in his dream job as Assistant Professor of Humanities at the Community College of Denver and watches endless re-runs of Star Trek with his partner Alyssa Piccinni.

Mr. Morris tweets at @totallynotNickM. 

Caleb Hicks produced the original audio for the narrative.  He and Mr. Morris worked closely together on the spoke album of Mr. Morris’s stories called The Boy in the Well.

The backing tracks for this story were taken from MusOpen at musopen.org. Musopen is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on increasing access to music by creating free resources and educational materials. They provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions. As they say, their mission is to set music free.  The track used here is “When You Last Say Goodbye” by York Bowen. MusOpen lists this track as anonymously uploaded.  A sincere thank you to MusOpen.org for the contribution.  This track is being used under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 license.

 

 

 

Jan 22, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode eleven  of Prose.  This episode takes a trip to a Southern Baptist church in the South on a Sunday, looks into the brutal realities of nature, and examines a once beautiful goddess that is now wasting away.  The second of thee three stories, “A Lesson for Ducklings,” is the third from Prose’s current guest author in residence, Nicholas B. Morris. More information about Mr. Morris and his works can be heard in episode 11.2.

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Thank you for taking the time to listen to Prose.  Let’s get to the tales, shall we?

This week, we have “Any Given Sunday,” “A Lesson for Ducklings” by Nicholas M. Morris, and “Love Lost.”

Enjoy!

Jan 22, 2017

In the wake of the 2017 US Presidential Inauguration, Episode 10.3 reminds us all upon what ideas the USA was founded by way of the words of Thomas Paine. 

Jan 22, 2017

Episode 10.1 revisits the intrepid space explorer with a dark from episode 1.1’s “Just Earth,” SJFC Ezekial Jatayu. 

Jan 22, 2017

Welcome to episode ten of Prose.  This episode revisits the intrepid space explorer from episode 1.1’s “Just Earth,” gives instructions for aging gracefully, and, in the wake of the 2017 US Presidential Inauguration, reminds us all what the USA was founded upon by way of the words of Thomas Paine. 

 

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Thank you for taking the time to listen to Prose.  Let’s get to the tales, shall we?

 

This week, we have “Paragon of Animals,” “Senior Sixty, or A Treatise on Complacency, or Farewell Self, or a Handbook to Simple Living”, and Thomas Paine’s “Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death” speech.  

Jan 16, 2017

"My Autumn Companions" speaks to having small, woodland friends. 

Jan 16, 2017

"Mirror" by Nicholas B. Morris highlights a man trying to hide.

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Nicholas B. Morris grew up in Arkansas but fell in love with Colorado. His stories and other assorted writings have been published in The Harpoon ReviewCliteratureConnotation PressDanse Macabre Online, and Nebo. He has published two short story collections, the full-length Tapeworm and the chapbook The Boy in the Well, both with the now sadly defunct Monkey Puzzle Press. (You can buy copies of Tapeworm from him directly on Amazon.) He works in his dream job as Assistant Professor of Humanities at the Community College of Denver and watches endless re-runs of Star Trek with his partner Alyssa Piccinni.

Mr. Morris tweets at @totallynotNickM. 

Caleb Hicks produced the original audio for the narrative.  He and Mr. Morris worked closely together on the spoke album of Mr. Morris’s stories called The Boy in the Well.

 

 The soundtrack was taken from the Free Music Archive at freemusicarchive.org, an amazing community of artists that set out to help one another through the sharing of their art. Kosta featuring A-a provided this song titled “Het” from their Avant-Garde album with what I assume is a gorgeous and creative title that happens to be in Russian  You can find more music from them, and that Russian title, at the Free Music Archive or at their website, kostat.bandcamp.com.   This track is being used under a Creative Commons attribution share alike license 4.0

 

Jan 15, 2017

"Study of a Young Married Couple in Hobby Lobby” peeps in at a young married couple’s home life. 

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The soundtrack for this short story was taken from the Free Music Archive at freemusicarchive.org, an amazing community of artists that set out to help one another through the sharing of their art.  All three tracks are original pieces by Axletree, who also goes by the name Alexander Westmacott.  More music from Axletree is available at the Free Music Archive or their website at axletreewood.com.  I have a link in this story’s description where you can head over to his webpage.  A sincere thank you to the artist and FreeMusicArchive.org for the contribution.  This track is being used under a Creative Commons attribution share alike license 4.0.

All sound effects were taken from Freesound.org, another community dedicated to bettering audio art.  User Jmayoff created the grocery store sounds, user JohnsonBrandEditing provided the parking lot sounds, user Fillsoko recorded the handwashing sounds, and user IESP brough the toilet flushing sounds to the story.  Thank you to these contributors for enlivening the story.  These sounds are being used under a Creative Commons 1.0 Universal, Public Domain Dedication license. 

 

Jan 15, 2017

Welcome to episode nine of Prose.  This episode peeps in at a young married couple’s home life, highlights a man trying to hide, and speaks to having small, woodland friends.  The second of thee three stories, “Mirror,” is the second from Prose’s current guest author in residence, Nicholas B. Morris. More information about Mr. Morris and his works can be heard in episode 9.2.

Yes, Prose is still pushing ever-toward implementing PayPal giving and Patreon backing possibilities for the show; those are both still coming

If you are continuing to enjoy Prose, I would be greatly appreciative if you could head over to iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or the podcast-catcher of your choice and leave a rating and/or review. These are the lifeblood of podcasts and would help Prose to keep sending tales your way. 

Thank you for taking the time to listen to Prose.  Let’s get to the tales, shall we?

This week, we have “Study of a Young Married Couple in Hobby Lobby,” “Mirror”, and “My Autumn Companions.” 

Enjoy!

Jan 8, 2017

"Doppleganger" by Nicholas B. Morris takes in the terrors of having another you out in the world. 

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Nicholas B. Morris grew up in Arkansas but fell in love with Colorado. His stories and other assorted writings have been published in The Harpoon ReviewCliteratureConnotation PressDanse Macabre Online, and Nebo. He has published two short story collections, the full-length Tapeworm and the chapbook The Boy in the Well, both with the now sadly defunct Monkey Puzzle Press. (You can buy copies of Tapeworm from him directly on Amazon.) He works in his dream job as Assistant Professor of Humanities at the Community College of Denver and watches endless re-runs of Star Trek with his partner Alyssa Piccinni.

Mr. Morris tweets at @totallynotNickM. 

Caleb Hicks produced the original audio for the narrative.  He and Mr. Morris worked closely together on the spoke album of Mr. Morris’s stories called The Boy in the Well.

All music and sound effects, save the paul-stretched flute, were taken from Freesound.org, an amazing community of artists that set out to help one another through the sharing of their art.  Lazymonk contributed the door bells, Jormap contributed the street sounds, and Editijo contributed the Epic Orchetra piece. A sincere thank you to the artist and Freesound.org for the contribution.  This track is being used under a Creative Commons attribution share alike license 4.0.   The paul-stretched flute is an original sound effect.

Jan 8, 2017

"Snoring Throughout" questions use of time. 

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The sound effects for this story were taken from the Freesound.org, an amazing community of artists that set out to help one another through the sharing of their art.  User Eric Prizens provided the snoring effect, and user Olver provided the clock ticking.  A sincere thank you to these two and Freesound.org for the contribution.  These effects are being used under a Creative Commons attribution share alike license 4.0.  

Jan 8, 2017

"Fast" laments aging and mediocrity. 

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The backing tracks for “Fast” were taken from the MusOpen at musopen.org. "MusOpen is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on increasing access to music by creating free resources and educational materials. They provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions." As they say, their mission is "to set music free."  These two tracks are the Allegro and Adagio from String Quartet no. 1, Op. 46 by Swan Hennessy, a composition in four sections. The MusOpen artist performing is Steve’s Bedroom Band, a frequent contributor to the site and its mission.  A sincere thank you to the artist and MusOpen.org for the contribution.  This track is being used under a Creative Commons attribution share alike license 4.0.  

Jan 8, 2017

Welcome to episode eight of Prose. This episode laments aging and mediocrity, questions a use of time, and takes in the terrors of having another you out in the world. The last of these three stories, “Doppleganger,” is the first from an amazing guest author, Nicholas B. Morris. More information about Mr. Morris and his works can be heard in episode 8.3.

In the realm of updates, I am continuing to work toward PayPal giving and Patreon backing possibilities for the show; those are both coming. Do please be patient, and I’ll let everyone know as soon as those are ready to roll. (Again, I’d like to note how very humbled and grateful that this is something that’s even being asked about!)

Remember, if you are enjoying Prose, I would be greatly appreciative if you could zip over to iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or the podcast-catcher of your choice and leave a rating and/or review. These are the lifeblood of podcasts and would help Prose to keep sending tales your way.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to Prose. Let’s get to the tales, shall we?

This week, we have “Fast,” “Snoring Throughout”, and “Doppleganger.” 

Enjoy!

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