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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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Nov 19, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode forty-four of Prose.

This week, begin an epic journey into the world…of ants.

The story this week is actually the first of a multi-part series for Prose based on the novella by guest author Jack Lee entitled.  This marks the first time that Prose has tackled a work of this size, depth, or length, and I hope that you will all enjoy what will become an ambitious journey together with the characters that Mr. Lee has brought to life.

Though I’m moving away from the stories I wrote during Inktober, I still want to encourage any artists, writers, or other creators out in the world to take on a challenge of creating for thirty-one days in a row.  It’s a healthy exercise and certainly one worth undertaking. 

I hope that you’ll all go follow the show on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, as this can help the podcast get noticed; but, I truly beg you even more to head over  to iTunes and leave a rating and/or review for Prose.  Ratings and reviews set this show up for continuing into the future.  For easiest access to the show, subscribe using iTunes, Google Play, or whatever podcast catcher is your favorite. 

Thanks for listening.  Let’s get to the tales, shall we?

This week we have Ants of Fire: The Legend of Telo – Part I: “The Selection."

Enjoy.

Aug 27, 2017

Come for the update on Season 2.  Stay for the reading of John Keat's "Season 2 Update and "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer."

Aug 6, 2017

Rejoin the Quad from Primrose 33, picking back up to see how they escaped from what seemed like certain death in their last set of adventures. 

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All sounds present come from Freesound.org, and, indeed, they all come from the same contributor to the sit—editijo.  The tracks are being used under CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication Licenses.

Aug 6, 2017

Decide whether you really can live with...or without...someone in Emily Dickinson's "I cannot live with You." 

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Both sounds present behind the poem come from Freesound.org.  The first cello tuning sound comes from speedryce, and the melody comes from editijo.  The tracks are being used under CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication Licenses.

Aug 6, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode thirty-eight of Prose.

 

This week, decide whether you really can live with someone and rejoin the Quad from Primrose 33, picking back up to see how they escaped from what seemed like certain death in their last set of adventures.

 

The big announcement upon my returning to the USA is that the podcast will be going on a partial hiatus until the month of September.  I will take these four weeks to write new tales and poetry, upgrade equipment and software, and prepare for the launch of Season 2 after producing right at 115 pieces of varying length and type over these past eight months. 

 

By no means does this mean that the podcast is ending.  In fact, the reason I can only dub this a partial hiatus is that stories and poetry will be released, just not with the same frequency.  New items will still drop on Sundays, but they’ll be shorter. Additionally, some midweek drops will be coming up soon, too; these will be largely made up of poetry to tide us all over until Season 2.  Again, please don’t unsubscribe or disappear!  Content will continue to come in drips, and then we’ll be back at traversing the infinite spaces of the human imagination in no time.

 

If you have any friends that are writers, please have them reach out to me at prosepodcast@gmail.com, as I’d love to feature more voices on the show. 

 

Please follow the show on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, as this can help the podcast get noticed.  Even more importantly, please go to iTunes and leave a rating and/or review for Prose.  Ratings and reviews set this show up for continuing into the future.  For easiest access to the show, subscribe using iTunes, Google Play, or whatever podcast catcher is your favorite. 

 

Well, thanks for listening.  Let’s get to the tales, shall we?

 

This week we have “I cannot live with You” by Emily Dickinson and the third installment of “Sonbol” titled “Circumjacent.”

Jul 30, 2017

Revel in sylvan paradise and examine the loss of love in "Lovely, Dark, and Deep."

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The music you have heard here comes from the Free Music Archive.  The beginning and end of the story is “Worlds Fall Apart (Instrumental Version)” by Josh Woodward from his album Addressed to the Stars.  It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.  The tune for the vast middle of the story is “5 Minute Meditations (album mix with Alpha Waves)” by Lee Rosevere coming from his album 5 Minute Meditations.  It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. 

Jul 30, 2017

Watch a man glitter while he walks in Edwin Arlington Robinson's "Richard Cory."

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All the sounds present behind the poem come from Freesound.org.  Users reasanka, cabled_mess,burning-mir, and edtijo are those whose work is included here.  All tracks are being used under CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication Licenses.

 I do want to take another moment and let anyone listening that is having dark thoughts in the vein of this poem that they should 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.

Jul 30, 2017

Consider the divinity of that girl you love and how you might be affecting her in "To Be Divine."

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The tracks you have heard behind this poem are all taken from Freesound.org. The first sound was uploaded by user Sclolex and is being used under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication License.   Both of the piano tracks were created by Setuniman and are being used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licenses.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this short poem, as it is quite ear to me.  It is soon to be published in a regional poetry magazine, and I dedicated it to one Ms. Katherine Anne Harkins

Jul 30, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode thirty-seven of Prose.

 

This week, consider the divinity of that girl you love and remember that smiles do not equivocate happiness.

 

In case you missed the memo last week, instead of taking two weeks off for my summer course at Oxford, I have elected to have some shorter offerings here on Prose.  So, for episodes thirty-six and thirty-seven, this has, indeed, been the case.  Additionally, these episodes are coming to you having been preprogrammed, so I pray that all is well with them upon delivery.  I also hope that you will all forgive me for not rushing the next edition of “Sonbol” out to you.  I don’t want to mar the story, hence the slow going.  Short of some oddities springing up while I’m overseas, the show should be back with at least another short episode and/or update for episode thirty-eight.  Again, my deepest thanks for your patience.


As per always, I toss out the entreaty for all of you to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, as this can help the podcast get noticed.  Even more importantly, please go to iTunes and leave a rating and/or review for Prose.  Ratings and reviews set this show up for continuing into the future.  If you’d like an easy way to have access to all this, head over to prosepodcast.com

 

Let’s get to the short but potent poems we’re featuring this week, shall we?

 

This week, we have “To Be Divine” and “Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson.

 

Enjoy!

Jul 23, 2017

Hope for something worth having in old age in Lord Byron's "Growing Old."

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The music behind the poem comes from Freesound.org.  It was uploaded by user IESP and is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. 

Jul 23, 2017

Get a lesson in the light at the end of that tunnel with "The Hanging." 

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The music behind the story comes from Free Music Archive.  The first track comes from the artist Jelsonic. It titled is “Another Brilliant Age” from the album Various Moods II.   The second track is by the artist Axletree.   It is titled “Goodnight Esme (Instrumental Version)” from the album Cormorant EP.  Both tracks are being used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licenses.   

Next up we have a poem by Lord Byron; however, I do want to take a moment and let anyone listening that is having dark thoughts in the vein of this story that they should 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.

Jul 23, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode thirty-six of Prose.

 

This week, get a lesson in the light at the end of that tunnel and hope for something worth having in old age.

 

Instead of taking two weeks off for my summer course at Oxford, I have elected to have some shorter offerings here on Prose.  So, for episodes thirty-six and thirty-seven, do keep this in mind.  Additionally, these episodes are coming to you having been preprogrammed, so I pray that all is well with them upon delivery.  I also hope that you will all forgive me for not rushing the next edition of “Sonbol” out to you.  I don’t want to mar the story, hence the slow going. 

 

In prosepodcast.com news, the website it back up and 98% functional.  I hope that makes at least a handful of you fans happy!

 

Patreon, though, is still in development.  As I’ve explained ad nauseam, I don’t plan on asking for even a penny of listeners’ hard-earned money without providing something in return. 


As per always, I toss out the entreaty for all of you to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, as this can help the podcast get noticed.  Even more importantly, please go to iTunes and leave a rating and/or review for Prose.  Ratings and reviews set this show up for continuing into the future. 

 

That’s enough blathering.  Let’s get to the offerings, shall we?

 

This week, we have “” and “Growing Old” by Lord Byron.

 

Enjoy!

Jul 16, 2017

Continue the journey toward fighting back against an incoming alien horde at Academy Prime with the residents of Primrose 33 in the second installment of "Sonbol" titled "Persenche." 

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This portion of the story has numerous backing tracks behind it coming from Freesound.org.  The first ambient track comes from user cabled_mess and is being used under a CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication License.  The second bit of music and the alarm sounds come from the same soundscape uploaded by user Drakensson and is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.  The final track comes from user ispeakwaves and is being used under a under a Creative Commons Attribution  3.0 Unported License. Thank you to these artists and Freesound.org for making these works available for artists like me to further elevate their own work.

Jul 16, 2017

Reassess morality, life priorities, and what gives meaning to a young life at the party of a lifetime in "The Magdalene." 

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The two backing tracks for this story were taken from the Free Music Archive and are by Fleslit.  The first track is “Detour Ahead” and is its own collection in the archive.  The second track is “Wack” and is also its own collection in the archive. They are being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licenses.   Thank you to Fleslit and the Free Music Archive for giving the world access to these tracks.

 

Jul 16, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode thirty-five of Prose.

 

This week, reassess morality, life priorities, and what gives meaning to a young life at the party of a lifetime and continue the journey toward fighting back against an incoming alien horde at Academy Prime with the residents of Primrose 33.   

 

One note about the first story this week, Episode 35.1, it is the first story in quite some time that is actually rather graphic, so if you or any little ears nearby are easily by coarse language or explicit, casual sexuality, please consider this particular episode not at all for you.  Use your discretion.

 

Just as a reminder from last week, for the time being, the summer’s episodes will consist of only two stories, though I plan on leaping back into the three stories per episode format in September. 


At the risk of sounding like a broken record for the third week in a row, Patreon and prosepodcast.com are still undergoing major construction/reconstruction. However, I do have a nice update in regards to the latter.  The website should be fully up and functional just in time for me to head off to Oxford for a summer course, so for those that follow along via the website—it’s coming!

 

As per always, I toss out the entreaty for all of you to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, as this can help the podcast get noticed.  Even more importantly, please go to iTunes and leave a rating and/or review for Prose.  Ratings and reviews set this show up for continuing into the future. 

 

Okay.  Enough chatting.  Let’s get to the tales, shall we?

 

This week, we have “The Magdalene” and “Sonbol: Part II – Persenche”

 

Enjoy!

Jul 9, 2017

Examine why small dogs are wonderful and fear those woods near your home in "The Leash." 

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The sounds you are hearing even now and have heard through the entire story are Tibetan singing bowls.  The track was uploaded to from Freesound.org by user the_very_Real_Horst and is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. 

Jul 9, 2017

Begin training to help save the human race from an inevitable alien invasion in Part I of "Sonbol," titled "The Breach."  

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This portion of the story has numerous backing tracks behind it coming from both from Freesound.org the Free Music Archive.  All of the backing tracks save to the next to last one come from the artist Jelsonic and were taken from the Free Music Archive.  The tracks are titled “The Last Whale,” coming from the album Various Moods, “Seasong,” and “No Doubt,” coming from the album Various Moods II.   All of these tracks from Jelsonic are being used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licenses.   The track from Freesound.org was uploaded by creator Romeriogrande and is being used under a CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication License.  Thank you to both of these artists and both of these web collectives for making these works available for artists like me to further lift up their own work.

Jul 9, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode thirty-four of Prose.

 

This week, begin training to help save the human race from an inevitable alien invasion and fear those woods near your home.                 

 

Yet again, you may notice that we only have two short stories this week.  For the time being, the summer’s episodes will consisted of only two stories, though I plan on leaping back into the three stories per episode format in September.  Mark that as the first of the major announcements alluded to last week. 


At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Patreon and prosepodcast.com are still undergoing major construction/reconstruction. Please continue to offer up your patience for and with me, and   I am hoping to have the website cleared up no later than Episode 35, here in about another week. Patreon, however, is still at least a month out.

 

To continue my broken-recording, please, Please, PLEASE follow along on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, as this can help the podcast get noticed.  Even more importantly, please go to iTunes and leave a rating and/or review for Prose.  Ratings and reviews set this show up for continuing into the future. 

 

Alright. That does it for updates.  Let’s get to the tales, shall we?

 

This week, we have “Sonbol: Part I – The Breach” and “The Leash.” 

 

Enjoy!

Jul 2, 2017

Take a second look at the oft vilified Herod the Great, of Biblical fame in "The Boy." 

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All the sounds behind this track were taken from Freesound.org.  User Tomlija created the sounds on the stringed Sargija, user spidervis is responsible for the dark surged sound in E, user  notembug painstakingly recorded then uploaded the tribal drum sample, and user gopalkoduri recorded the Turkish flute sounds.  All these tracks are being used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licenses, except the Turkish flute, which is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Jul 2, 2017

Come join me for some dark thoughts and precise definitions to accompany "Breakfast." 

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All the sounds behind this track were taken from Freesound.org.  User  notembug recorded the happy little harmony sample, which is being used under a  Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication License, and user blimp66 is responsible for the fun little vocal tune, which is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Jul 2, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode thirty-three of Prose.

 

This week join me for some breakfast and take a second look at the oft vilified Herod the Great, of Biblical fame.

                                                                                                       

This week, I have several announcements regarding Prose.  So, let’s hop right in.

 

Firstly, as you may have noticed in my mini-description, we only have two short stories this week.  This is in part due to the July 4th holiday coming around here in the states and one part me not wanting to rush as story that I want to do and do well for all of you.  I hope you’ll grant me this deviation.


Secondly, some major announcements regarding Prose will be coming your way in the next week or two.  So, I hope that you’ll continue to listen to these introductory episodes, just so we can all stay on the same page regarding our beloved shared walks through fiction.

 

Thirdly, just as a reminder, prosepodcast.com continues to have major issues.  I pray you’ll continue to 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.   I am hoping to have this cleared up no later than Episode 35, here in about two weeks.

 

Fourthly, I have continued to be asked about possibly setting up funding possibilities via Patreon or similar services.  Yes, I am working on these ideas.  No, I don’t have a date for when this might launch.  Much along the lines of Aaron Mahnke of Lore, Mike Duncan of Revolutions and The History of Rome, and other podcaster heroes of mine, I refuse to simply ask for handouts.  That means I have to come up with some cool extra content and/or merch for any fans of Prose that might be considering supporting the show financially.  I appreciate the interest, and I promise, I’m working on it!

 

Lastly, please, Please, PLEASE follow along on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, as this can help the podcast get noticed.  Even more importantly, please go to iTunes and leave a rating and/or review for Prose.  Ratings and reviews set this show up for continuing into the future. 

 

This week, we have “Breakfast” and “The Boy.” 

 

Enjoy!

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!

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