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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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Feb 26, 2017

In "Asclepius," take a poetic crash course in comparative religion.

 

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The backing tracks  for this poem were taken from the FreeSound.org, an amazing community of artists that set out to help one another through the sharing of their art.  The opening track comes from Roigianno, the second track is the work of Kickhat, and Frankum is responsible for the final track on the poem.  Roigianno and Frankum’s tracks are being used under CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication Licenses, and Kickhat’s track is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.  A sincere thank you to these three and Freesound.org for the contribution

Feb 26, 2017

In "Gravediggers," find yourself two feet in the grave.

 

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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 “Gravediggers” were 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.  The track is called “Pompeii” and is by Josh Woodward.  If you have yet to make it over and check out his website at joshwoodward.com, you’re really missing out.  This track is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. The second track is called “Exiled in the Land of Absentees” and is by adarcah [ianku].  This track is being used under an Attribution 4.0 International License.  Lastly, the piano improvisation comes from another fantastic community based on artistic sharing—Freesound.org.  The improv is provided by user unfa.  A sincere thank you to all of these artists for sharing their work with the world and to both the Free Music Archive and Freesound.org for the contributions. 

 

As always, keep your eyes peeled or the next episode of Prose. 

Feb 26, 2017

"Nogal" features a leap into forgiveness and death intertwined. 

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The first and last backing track for this story you hear is an original by David Ezell, written specifically for this story.  David Ezell is a devoted father, a devoted creator, a devoted friend, and a devoted friend of the Republic, not to mention an extremely talented musician.  Long ago, in our heyday, he and I used to make some pretty good music together.  His most current project is Dad Hacks, where he gives voice to a community of dads who have learned the tips and shortcuts of parenting and now want to share that with any and all parents, grandparents step-parents, or guardians that find themselves struggling in the midst of the parenting grind. To find more about Dad Hacks, you can find them at Dad Hacks podcast on Facebook and under Dad Hacks on iTunes, Bluebrry, Stitcher, Google Play, and other similar podcast catchers.   You will hopefully be hearing more music from Mr. Ezell quite soon.  The second track 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.  The title of the rack is “You, yourself and the main character” by Komiku, and it is being used under CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication License. Lastly, though most of the sound effects present are original for Prose made by me, some of the drums that are not mine or Mr. Ezell’s, those accompanied by that beautiful piano melody, come from Freesound.org, another wonderful artistic community based on sharing.  These sounds were uploaded and put out for Public Domain Dedication usage by user Sound_Designer_105.   I cannot begin to thank these artists enough, particularly Mr. Ezell.  With these sound effects and music tracks, Prose is far richer.

 

Next up on Prose, “Gravediggers,” the last story in our series from Nicholas B. Morris.   Stay tuned.

Feb 26, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode fifteen of Prose.  This week, leap into forgiveness and death intertwined, find yourself two feet in the grave, and take a poetic crash course in comparative religion.

 

Episode fifteen has three major special features of note: Episode 15.1 contains the first ever musical composition written exclusively for Prose, a track by the indelible David Ezell, Episode 15.2 will be the final feature story in this hopefully first but not last story series from Nicholas B. Morris, and Episode 15.3’s narrative will take the form of a formal poem, a villanelle that has been slightly shifted for narrative purposes, to be precise.

 

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Feb 20, 2017

Finish our harrowing  journey with the boy in the well in the final chapter of "The Boy in the Well" by Nicholas B. Morris.

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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.

Feb 20, 2017

In "Yel•Low, or One Hundred Indecisions," contemplate indecision and cowardice. 

Feb 20, 2017

Experience a terrifying fall in "The Fall."

Feb 20, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode fourteen of Prose.  This week, experience a terrifying fall, contemplate indecision and cowardice, and finish our harrowing journey with the boy in the well. 

 

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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 “The Fall,” “Yel•Low, or One Hundred Indecisions,” and the final chapter, chapter three, of “The Boy in the Well” by Nicholas B. Morris.

 

Enjoy!

Feb 13, 2017

Continue our tense journey with Chapter 2  of "The Boy in the Well."

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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 the second chapter of “The Boy in the Well” were 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.  The first track is “Death Takes the Maiden Away” by Abishai and being used under an Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License.  The second track is “Young Lieutenant after 24hrs on Duty” by Porc O’Pine and is being used under an Attribution 4.0 International License. A sincere thank you to both of these amazing artists for sharing their work with the world and to the Free Music Archive for the contribution. 

Feb 13, 2017

Look to the seas for relief from burdens in "On the Horizon." 

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The backing track for this 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.  The title of the rack is “The Big Blue” by Sea of Åland is being used under an Attribution-Non-Commercial, No-Derivatives 4.0 International License. A sincere thank you to Sea of  Åland for sharing their work with the world and to the Free Music Archive for the contribution. 

Feb 13, 2017

In "Too Much," we will combat internal voices with sound and silence.

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The backing track for this 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.  The title of the rack is “Episode 027 △ Witch House ][ BL▲CK V∃LV∃⏄ ORCH†D))” by Das Kabinett is being used under an Attribution-Non-Commercial, No-Derivatives 4.0 International License. A sincere thank you to Das Kabinett for sharing their work with the world and to the Free Music Archive for the contribution. 

Feb 13, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode thirteen of Prose.  This week, we will combat internal voices with sound and silence, look to the seas for relief from burdens, and continue our journey of discovery with a young boy. 

 

Please head over to iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or the podcast-catcher of your choice and leave a rating and/or review for Prose.  Doing so truly helps this podcast keep going.  Also, follow Prose on Twitter through @prosepodcast

 

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

 

This week, we have “Too Much,” “On the Horizon,” and chapter two of “The Boy in the Well” by Nicholas B. Morris.

 

Enjoy!

Feb 5, 2017

"The Death of Freedom" by David Ezell is a timely poem pondering trying times.  

Feb 5, 2017

Come experience a town with two stoplights, three churches, and a small dose of conflict. 

Feb 5, 2017

In "My Little Creatures," meet some individuals with imagination. 

Feb 5, 2017

"The Boy in the Well", Chapter 1 begins us on a journey of discovery with a young boy.

Feb 5, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode twelve of Prose.  This week, we will take a journey of discovery with a young boy, meet some individuals with imagination, and experience a town with two stoplights, three churches, and a small dose of conflict.  We also have a bonus episode that considers liberty through verse.  This episode of Prose marks a major first, in that all three short stories and the bonus poem are all from authors that submitted work to the podcast. Episode 12.1 features Nicholas B. Morris, Episode 12.2 features Alena Abrosimova, Episode 12. 3 features Jack Lee.  The bonus episode features David Ezell. More about these authors can be found in each of their episodes.

 

As I always plea, if you are enjoying Prose, Please head over to iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or the podcast-catcher of your choice and leave a rating and/or review.  Also, follow Prose on Twitter through @prosepodcast

 

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

 

This week, we have chapter one of “The Boy in the Well” by Nicholas B. Morris, “My Little Creatures” by Alena Abrosimova, “The Origin of Shadow” by Jack Lee, and the bonus “Freedom’s Death” by David Ezell.”

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