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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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May 31, 2017

Dismantle a misconception. 

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Abigail Lambert is a student, a singer, a dancer, a Gemini, an all around artiste.  She’s lived in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and currently lives in the wilds of northwest Massachusetts.  When high school isn’t keeping her busy, Ms. Lambert enjoys passing her time in the company of Netflix and spending time with her family and friends. Prose plans on featuring Ms. Lambert on at least one more story.  If I can convince her to continue pursuing voice acting, narration, and sound editing, we’ll see her popping up even more often. That would be a win for us all!

 

 The backing tracks for this story were taken from the Free Music Archive and are “That Hopeful Future Is All I’ve Ever Known” and “We Were Never Meant to Live Here” from the album Music from Neptune Flux by Chris Zabriskie. They are being used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licenses.  

May 31, 2017

Meet Mother Earth’s keepers in "The Eye" by Katherine Harkins and featuring Abigail Lambert.

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Katherine Harkins is a Massachusetts girl born and bred.  After attending American University in Washington DC, she has been traveling and teaching ever since, with major stints in Spain and California.  She spends most of her time obsessing over her beloved dog Béni and a variety of video games and television series. 

 

 

 

 

Abigail Lambert is a student, a singer, a dancer, a Gemini, an all around artiste.  She’s lived in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and currently lives in the wilds of northwest Massachusetts.  When high school isn’t keeping her busy, Ms. Lambert enjoys passing her time in the company of Netflix and spending time with her family and friends. Prose plans on featuring Ms. Lambert on at least one more story.  If I can convince her to continue pursuing voice acting, narration, and sound editing, we’ll see her popping up even more often. That would be a win for us all!

 

 

All sound effects and backing tracks for this story were made in house by Prose

 

May 31, 2017

Undergo harrowing mistaken identity in Abigail Lambert's "Empty, Alone, and Afraid." 

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Abigail Lambert is a student, a singer, a dancer, a Gemini, an all around artiste.  She’s lived in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and currently lives in the wilds of northwest Massachusetts.  When high school isn’t keeping her busy, Ms. Lambert enjoys passing her time in the company of Netflix and spending time with her family and friends. Prose plans on featuring Ms. Lambert on at least one more story.  If I can convince her to continue pursuing voice acting, narration, and sound editing, we’ll see her popping up even more often. That would be a win for us all!

 

 

The first backing track, the maniacal laughter, and the gunshot all come from Freesound.org.  The track was created by Drakensson and is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.  The laughter was created by Jasonthedemon and the gunshot by ShawnyBoy.  Both of these sounds are being used under CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication Licenses. 

The second backing track from this piece is “Death Valley” from Shadows on the Snow’s album Electric Sounds Vacation and was taken from the Free Music Archive, and is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. 

May 31, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode twenty-nine of Prose.

 

This week, undergo harrowing mistaken identity, meet Mother Earth’s keepers, and dismantle a misconception.

                                                                                                       

Last week, we had our first story that was co-narrated, co-edited, co-produced, and co-everythinged by my young protégé for the last couple weeks Abigail Lambert.  This weeks, Ms. Lambert narrates all three of our stories, and has all those same co-credits on all of them, save one—the first story is written by her as well!  We also have a first from guest Author Katherine Harkins. 

 

As I said last week, if any listeners fancy themselves authors and would like to contribute to the podcast, please email me possible submissions at prosepodcast@gmail.com or submit them via prosepodcast.com. Moreover, feel free to send anything you might want to say, be it praise, critique, advice, or simply saying hello.  You can also keep up with or communicate with the podcast by going to prosepodcast.com or following Prose on Twitter through @prosepodcast or on Facebook under the same handle, though Twitter is the far more active of the two.

 

Head on over to iTunes and leave a rating and/or review for Prose.  These ratings and reviews help your friends and others find the podcast, and they ensure it can continue ever-forward.

 

Thank you for making Prose part of your day.  Let’s get to the pieces, shall we?

 

This week, we have “Empty, Alone, and Afraid” by Abigail Lambert, “The Eye” by Katherine Harkins, and “Bridget Evangeline Sellars.”

 

Enjoy!

May 27, 2017

Learn how to live with a not-so-benevolent spirit clinging to you.

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 The backing track for this story was taken from the Free Music Archive and is titled “I am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor” from the album of the same name by Chris Zabriskie. It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.  

May 27, 2017

 Encounter a mythic peeping Tom reborn in "Summer Hunt: After Ovid" 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. 

The track behind Mr. Morris’s story this week was taken from the Free Music Archive. It is titled “Untitled I” which comes from the album Live at WFMU on Irene Trudel's Show on March 26, 2012 by Daniel Bachman.   The track is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Unported License.  A million thanks to Free Music Archive and Daniel Bachman for sharing this music with the world.

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May 27, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode twenty-eight of Prose.

 

This week, analyze the importance of opening doors, encounter a mythic peeping Tom reborn, and learn how to live with a not-so-benevolent spirit clinging to you.

                                                                                                       

After having celebrated Prose’s six month anniversary this past Wednesday, we have three more surprises for you this week!  We have new stories from popular guest authors Nicholas B. Morris and Alena Abrosimova, and we have the first story that was co-narrated, co-edited, co-produced, well, co-everythinged by my young protégé for the week Abigail Lambert.

 

If any listeners fancy themselves authors and would like to contribute to the podcast, please email me possible submissions at prosepodcast@gmail.com. Moreover, feel free to send anything you might want to say, be it praise, critique, advice, or simply saying hello.  You can also keep up with or communicate with the podcast by going to prosepodcast.com or following Prose on Twitter through @prosepodcast or on Facebook under the same handle, though Twitter is the far more active of the two.

 

Head on over to iTunes and leave a rating and/or review for Prose.  These ratings and reviews help your friends and others find the podcast, and they ensure it can continue ever-forward.

 

Thank you for making Prose part of your day.  Let’s get to the pieces, shall we?

 

This week, we have “Open the Door” by Alena Abrosimova, “Summer Hunt: After Ovid” by Nicholas B. Morris, and “Dybbuks (דיבוק מרוח רעה ) and You: A Practical How-To Guide.”  

 

Enjoy!

May 24, 2017

Analyze the importance of opening doors in "Open the Door" by Alena Abrosimova & featuring Abigail Lambert.

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Alena Abrosimova is originally from Tomsk, Russia (think Siberia, not to be confused with Serbia) but currently resides in Sydney, Australia.  She sails as much as she can, though she is often interrupted by a pesky full-time job. When not sailing or working, she enjoys writing, reading, learning new things (especially all things impractical), and getting to know people, especially positive people who share her unending curiosity about our world.  You can see more from Ms. Abrosimova at her blog “Sails and Commas,” found at sailsandcommas.wordpress.com.

 

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Abigail Lambert is a student, a singer, a dancer, a Gemini, an all around artiste.  She’s lived in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and currently lives in the wilds of northwest Massachusetts.  When high school isn’t keeping her busy, Ms. Lambert enjoys passing her time in the company of Netflix and spending time with her family and friends. Prose plans on featuring Ms. Lambert on at least one more story.  If I can convince her to continue pursuing voice acting, narration, and sound editing, we’ll see her popping up even more often. That would be a win for us all!

 

The track behind this story comes 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 title of the piece is “Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36” was composed by Nikolai-Rimsky-Korsakov and was performed by the Musopen Symphony.  The piece is being used under a Public Domain Mar, 1.0 License. 

We hope you’ve enjoyed this first little foray into dual narration and production, and we can’ tell you how much we appreciate your patience as we learn together.  Ms. Lambert will be back again on a track next week. For now, we’ll move along to a story by our beloved guest author Nicholas B. Morris.

May 24, 2017

Get a State of the Podcast message in celebration of Prose's six month anniversary, and fall just short of becoming something more extraordinary with the celebratory release "Always the Sidekick."

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The tracks behind this week’s story were taken from the Free Music Archive. The first is titled “Calm Flight” from the album Journey by Fleslit.   It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The second track is titled “Soul Search” from the album i::::soul::::ate Vol. 1 by Trans Atlantic Rage/Balogh.  It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.  A million thanks to Free Music Archive and the artists for sharing this music with the world.

May 20, 2017

Use that 20/20 hindsight that is so very crystal clear in "Graduated Realization."

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The tracks behind this song are numerous, so please check out the provided links to the artists and their work. Simply click on the mentioned track titles, album titles, or artists’ names to go to their various pages. All of these tracks are being used under various Creative Commons Licenses.

The music included behind this story was take from the Free Music Archive and includes:

All of the Creative Commons Licenses being used are Attribution 4.0 International Licenses, save for Mr. Woodward’s track, which is being used under an Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Thank you to these artists and the Free Music Archive for making their work available to enhance such projects as this one.

 

May 20, 2017

Ponder love with Jeff Glauser in "Love's Imperfections." 

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Jeff Glauser is a freelance writer, digital marketing, and public relations professional. Over the past twenty years, his works have been featured in dozens of publications around the world, including regular contributions for the Associated Press and Bleacher Report. Jeff has previously served as an adjunct professor of Composition and Creative Writing. He currently lives in St. Augustine, Florida with his family.

 

The track behind Mr. Glauser’s story this week was taken from the Free Music Archive. It is titled “Traces” from the album Soundtrack for the Weary Vol. I  by Hyson.   The track is being used under an Attribution-Non-Commercial-No-Derivatives 4.0 International License.  A million thanks to Free Music Archive and the artist for sharing this music with the world.

May 20, 2017

Experience the importance of an oboe to a boy and his town.

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Henry Iverson Magee is an accomplished public speaker, pastor, educator, and farmer.  He grew up in southern Mississippi and made a name for himself in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and, indeed, his home state.  He’s always been a writer, publishing in numerous newspapers and other publications over the years. Like many stories, this story comes from yarns he used to spend for his sons and other children over the years.  Hopefully, we’ll feature more work from him in the near future

 

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 first piece heard here is “Fantasy in C” composed by Georg Philipp Telemann and performed by Paul Arden-Taylor.  The second piece is “Chansonette” composed by Hamilton Harty and performed by Balder Dendievel.  The remainder of the music is different sections of “La gracieuse” composed by Louis de Caix d'Hervelois and performed by Jennifer Paull.  The first piece is being used under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 License.  The second piece is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.  All the music by Ms. Paull are being used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No-Derivatives 3.0 Unported License.  A sincere thank you to MusOpen, Mr. Arden-Taylor, Mr. Dendievel, and Ms. Paull for providing access to such great music. 

May 20, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode twenty-seven of Prose.

 

This week, experience the importance of an oboe, ponder love, and use that 20/20 hindsight that is so very crystal clear.

                                                                                        

Episode 27 is an important one, firstly, as Prose’s six month anniversary hits between it and Episode 28.  The actual date is Wednesday, May 24, so expect a special Prose surprise coming your way that day.  Secondly, we have the first story featured by my very own father Henry Iverson Magee and the third and final story in the three-part mini-feature of Jeff Glauser’s work. 

 

As always, I hope that you all know that you should feel free to contact me through prosepodcast@gmail.com with anything you might want to say, be it praise, critique, advice, or simply saying hello.  You can also keep up with or communicate with the podcast by going to prosepodcast.com or following Prose on Twitter through @prosepodcast or on Facebook under the same handle, though Twitter is the far more active of the two.

 

Please do head on over to iTunes and leaving a rating and/or review for Prose.  These ratings and reviews help your friends and others find the podcast, and they ensure it can continue ever-forward.

 

Thank you for making Prose part of your day.  Let’s get to the pieces, shall we?

 

This week, we have “Charlie Played His Oboe” by my father Henry Iverson Magee, “Love’s Imperfections” by Jeff Glauser, and “Graduated Realizations.”

 

Enjoy!

May 14, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, especially you, dear mother of mine!

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The poem is, of course, “To My Mother” by Wendell Berry.  It was accessed through the Poetry Foundation.

 

The backing track for this piece was taken from Freesound.org, is titled “Ambient Acoustic” and is provided by user StrangerEight.  It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.  Thank you to the artist for making their music available to the world.

May 12, 2017

Rush to judgment and regret it, in "Scrolling Through."

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The backing track for this piece was taken from the Free Music Archive.  It is titled “Undercover Vampire Policeman” from the album of the same name by Chris Zabriskie.  It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.  

 

May 12, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode twenty-six of Prose.

 

This week, rush to judgment and regret it, peek into a life, and get snarky at and with an academic. 

                                                                                        

The second of those stories is the second short piece by our new guest author, Jeff Glauser. 

 

As always, I hope that you all know that you should feel free to contact me through prosepodcast@gmail.com with anything you might want to say, be it praise, critique, advice, or simply saying hello.  You can also keep up with or communicate with the podcast by going to prosepodcast.com or following Prose on Twitter through @prosepodcast or on Facebook under the same handle, though Twitter is the far more active of the two.

 

I would also ask that you please consider going to iTunes and leaving a rating and/or review for Prose.  These ratings and reviews help your friends and others find the podcast, and they ensure it can continue ever-forward.

 

Thank you for making Prose part of your day.  Let’s get to the pieces, shall we?

 

This week, we have “Scrolling Through,” an excerpt from “A Life in Progress” by Jeff Glauser, and  “Update from the Halls of Academia.”

 

Enjoy!

May 6, 2017

Peek into a life with Jeff Glauser in an excerpt from "A Life in Progress."  

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Jeff Glauser is a freelance writer, digital marketing, and public relations professional. Over the past twenty years, his works have been featured in dozens of publications around the world, including regular contributions for the Associated Press and Bleacher Report. Jeff has previously served as an adjunct professor of Composition and Creative Writing. He currently lives in St. Augustine, Florida with his family.

 

The track behind Mr. Glauser’s story this week was taken from the Free Music Archive. It is titled “untitled” by un automne à Lob-Nor.   The track is being used under an Attribution 4.0 International License.  A million thanks to Free Music Archive and the artist for sharing this music with the world.

May 6, 2017

Let's get snarky with and at an academic on this fine Sunday, shall we?

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The backing track for this piece was taken from the Free Music Archive.  It is titled “Sector Vector” from the album Future Shapes by Little Glass Men.  It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.  

May 5, 2017

Say bye-bye to citrus fruits, but not humor, in "The Rotten State."

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The backing track for this story is an original composition written and performed by David Ezell, the third piece Mr. Ezell has written specifically and exclusively for a Prose story.  David Ezell is a devoted father, a devoted creator, a devoted friend, and a devoted defender of the Republic, not to mention an extremely talented musician.  As I have noted before, long ago, in our heyday, he and I used to make some pretty good music together.  He is currently working for podcasts and various other media to create and edit audio with his company SoundProof Editing.  If you have any digital audio needs, contact him via email at soundproofaudioediting@gmail.com.  Also, keep your eyes peeled, ears sharp, and be on the ready for even more music from Mr. Ezell sooner than later.

May 5, 2017

Hear a letter of love from a father to his soon-to-be-born daughter in "A Letter to My Unborn Daughter" by Jeff Glauser. 

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Jeff Glauser is a freelance writer, digital marketing, and public relations professional. Over the past twenty years, his works have been featured in dozens of publications around the world, including regular contributions for the Associated Press and Bleacher Report. Jeff has previously served as an adjunct professor of Composition and Creative Writing. He currently lives in St. Augustine, Florida with his family.

 

 The track behind Mr. Glauser’s story this week was taken from the Free Music Archive. It is titled “Lullaby” which comes from the album Yearning and is by Podington Bear.   The track is being used under an Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Unported License.  A million thanks to Free Music Archive and Podington Bear for sharing this music with the world.

May 5, 2017

Spit in the face of Benjamin Button in "The Once and Former and Future King." 

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The track behind this story was taken from the Free Music Archive. It is titled “So Sing the Black Birds” which comes from the album of the same name by Ending Satellites.   The track is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

 

May 5, 2017

This week, say bye-bye to citrus fruits, spit in Benjamin Button’s face, and hear a letter of love from a father to his soon-to-be-born daughter.

The last of those stories is the first short piece by a new guest author, Jeff Glauser.  

Everyone, I hope that you all know that you should feel free to contact me through prosepodcast@gmail.com with anything you might want to say, be it praise, critique, advice, or simply saying hello.  You can also keep up with or communicate with the podcast by going to prosepodcast.com or following Prose on Twitter through @prosepodcast or on Facebook under the same handle, though Twitter is the far more active of the two.

I would also act that you please consider going to iTunes and leaving a rating and/or review for Prose.  These ratings and reviews help your friends and others find the podcast, and they ensure it can continue ever-forward.

Thank you for making Prose part of your day.  Let’s get to the pieces, shall we?

This week, we have  “The Rotten State,” featuring the music of David Ezell, “The Once and Former and Future King” and “Letter to My Unborn Daughter” by Jeff Glauser.

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