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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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Now displaying: June, 2017
Jun 26, 2017

Enjoy three fantastic poems with a decidedly Irish bent by WB Yeats. 

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The fun Irish pub sounds you here behind these narrations come from Freesound.org.  User traggeldy created this sound.   It is being used under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication Licenses. 

Jun 26, 2017

Learn about a legendary Irish king in "Thumbnail History: Brian Bóruma mac Cennétig, a.k.a. Brian Boru." 

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Many thanks to Massive Lad for the track he tossed my way!

Jun 26, 2017

Fear old age in  "The Old Man and the Old Woman." 

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Two of the four sound effects heard behind this story come from Freesound.org.  The Irish flute sound effect comes from user P. Howe.  The restaurant ambience comes from user sageturtle.  Both of these sounds from Freesound.org are being used under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication Licenses.  The remaining sounds are original created by Prose. 

Jun 26, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode thirty-two of Prose.

 

This week fear old age, learn about a legendary Irish king, and enjoy some poetry.

                                                                                                       

This week, Prose is coming to you from Massachusetts once more, but only just barely.  So, if things are a bit shorter this week and posting a bit later in the day, it’s because of my attempts to get back to a US schedule. The show this week consists of one short story, one thumbnail history, and one set of poems, all with a bit of an Irish bent.  Also, just to serve as a reminder, prosepodcast.com seems to be having some major issues.  I pray you’ll have patience if you use the site often.  And, by all means, as I plead last week, if there are any Wordpress gurus out there listening, shoot me a message prosepodcast@gmail.com.  

 

As always, please follow along on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and do zip over to

iTunes and leave a rating and/or review for Prose

 

This week, we have “The Old Man and the Old Woman,” “Thumbnail History: Brian Bóruma mac Cennétig, a.k.a. Brian Boru,” and Three WB Yeats Poems.

 

Enjoy!

Jun 18, 2017

Have battery life change your life in "3%."

 

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The two songs come from the Free Music Archive and are both from the album Chinese Lights by Parvus Decree.  The first track is titled “Digital Wind (Ambient Mix)” and the second is “A Summer With You (Empty Mix)”.  They are being used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licenses.

 

All the other effects come from Freesound.org. The text message alert sounds come from CommanderRobot and josepharaoh99.  The cell phone typing was created by vsipereck.   And lastly, the water sounds for the storm were uploaded to the site by user lauraina.  All of these sounds from Freesound.org are being used under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication Licenses.

 

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

 

If anyone is counting, “3%” is both the last story for Prose this week AND the 100th short piece uploaded by Prose.  Thank you for joining me for all these journeys through all these lives.  Keep your eyes peeled for next week’s episodes, stay patient as I work with my host provider in fixing the slightly wonky prosepodcast.com, and stay thirsty for more flights of fancy via fiction.  See you next week!

Jun 18, 2017

Come to a conclusion about why you workout.

 

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The backing tracks for this story was taken from Freesound.org.  The tracks were created deleted_user_3667256 and are being used under CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication Licenses. 

Jun 18, 2017

Take a second look at the fall of Troy.

 

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The track for this story was taken from Freesound.org.  The track was created deleted_user_3667256 and is being used under CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication License. 

Jun 18, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode thirty-one of Prose.

 

This week take a second look at the fall of Troy, come to a conclusion about why you workout, and have battery life change your life.

                                                                                                       

This week, Prose is coming to you from Ireland, so the posting isn’t actually live.  As I said last week, my apologies if anything goes wonky with the pre-scheduled, away-from-home base release. In that vein, just as a general FYI, prosepodcast.com seems to be having some major issues.  I pray you’ll have patience if you use the site often.  And, by all means, if there are any Wordpress gurus out there listening, shoot me a message prosepodcast@gmail.com.  

 

As always, please follow along on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and do zip over to

iTunes and leave a rating and/or review for Prose

 

Since, I’m off vacationing with my mother I thought we’d keep this intro super short.  I hope that’s okay!  So, without any further ado, let’s get to the stories, shall we?

 

This week, we have “Two Sides to Every Tale: The Fall of Troy” (the second in my “Two Sides to Every Tale” series), “Narcissus, or Ad Mortem”, and “3%.”

 

Enjoy!

Jun 11, 2017

Find out how to rid your property of dog-headed men.

 

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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.  

Jun 11, 2017

Contemplate imperfection.

 

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The backing track for this story was taken from the Free Music Archive and is “Stories About the World That Once Was” from the album Music from Neptune Flux by Chris Zabriskie. It is being used under aCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.   

Jun 11, 2017

Contemplate suicide in "Bless You, John, for Giving Me the Courage." 

 

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Before I go on with the licensing, I recognize that this story might be quite difficult for some and might even strike a heavy chord.  If you or anyone you know is having thoughts of self-harm and might need someone to talk to, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or, if a phone call isn’t right for you, chat live online with a counselor at suicidepreventionlifeline.org. Again, please reach out and don’t suffer in silence.

The first backing track for this story was taken from the Free Music Archive and is titled “Trekanten” from the album Sjöarna by Ars Sonor. It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.  

The final sounds and track come from Freesound.org.  The track was created jymdavis and  is  being used under CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication License

Jun 11, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode thirty of Prose.

 

This week is the episode in which we contemplate suicide, imperfection, and how to rid your property of dog-headed men.

                                                                                                       

Last week, we had our guest host Abigail Lambert’s stamp on everything.  Unfortunately, she’ll not be back with us for a while, but please do keep the kind emails and comments rolling in, as they meant the world to her and will encourage her to join us on Prose again in the nearer future.

 

I have two quick notes for this week.

 

First, I always try to have episodes marked as explicit, so parents and those sensitive to adult content of all sorts, ranging from violence to sexuality to explicit language and more, can listen to those stories that they feel most comfortable consuming.  That being said, the first two stories for this week are quite dark and touch on some tough subject matter.  A great deal of stories featured here DO, so please let this serve as a reminder that you really do need to ensure you avoid any episodes marked as Explicit. 

 

Second, Prose will be coming to you from New York City, Dublin and other large chunks of Ireland, and Boston in the coming couple weeks.  If anything is off or a bit wonky, I apologize in advance.  I’m trying my best to guarantee smooth releases, but we all know how that went when I was in the Philippines!  Point being, this is my advance mea culpa and apology if anything is a bit odd these next two to three weeks.

 

I’ve said this many times before now, but let me just repeat: 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.  And, guess what! Prose officially has an Instagram account, too.  So,  if you want strange pictures that sometimes accompany stories but most often are just random and fun, follow the podcast through @prosepodcast there on Instagram.

 

Surely you know what time it is now?  Time to head 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 “Bless You, John,  for Giving Me the Courage”, “Perfection”, and “Downward Dog: Why Dog-Faced Men Frequent Your Property.”

 

Enjoy!

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