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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 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. 

 

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 “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!

Dec 31, 2016


This story makes known to us a damsel very much not in need of saving.

Dec 31, 2016

Come ponder the effectiveness of philanthropy. 

Dec 31, 2016

Meet a dangerous and fiery young lady. 

Dec 31, 2016

 

Welcome to episode seven of Prose.  This episode introduces us to a fiery young lady, ponders the effectiveness of philanthropy, and makes known a damsel very much not in need of saving.  For those sensitive to language, sexuality, or violence, episode 7.1 is not at all for you, so please do proceed with caution.

This is also a good time for a quick update, as we are just starting what will hopefully be a new year filled with joy and progress for us all, Prose included.  In the coming months, a couple authors that I respect greatly will have stories show up in Prose alongside my own original compositions, and, as I noted in the very first introductory episode, once the first season comes to a successful close, a general call for submissions will open up via the official website at www.prosepodcast.com.  Be sure to keep your eyes and ears peeled for both of those happenings.  Also, I have been asked several times now about the upcoming 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.  (I am GREATLY humbled that this is something that’s even being asked about!)  Lastly in the realm of updates, I have been sorely behind in reminding everyone that, 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 “Black Widow,” “Technically Food”, and “Cinderella in Beige Heels.” 

 Enjoy!

Dec 26, 2016

In the spirit of the holidays, our third tale is from the Bible and is the Christmas Story from the Gospel of Luke.  For those that celebrate Christmas, I hope you’ve had a very merry Christmas, indeed.  For those that celebrate something else altogether or are just enjoying family, friends, and general, merriment, happiest of holidays to you all.

Dec 26, 2016

Experience a sordid affair. 

Dec 26, 2016

Come face to face with the source of all horror in our world. 

Dec 26, 2016

Episode six of Prose presents us with the source of all horror in our world and a sordid affair. For those sensitive to language, sexuality, or violence, episode 6.2 is not at all for you, so please do proceed with caution.

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

This week, we have “The Very Dark” and “A Modern Affair.”

In the spirit of the holidays, our third tale is from the Bible and is the Christmas Story from the Gospel of Luke. For those that celebrate Christmas, I hope you’ve had a very merry Christmas, indeed. For those that celebrate something else altogether or are just enjoying family, friends, and general, merriment, happiest of holidays to you all.

Enjoy!

Dec 17, 2016

Episode Five of Prose touts two writers who might be in love, a cynical look at adult reality, and an obsession with scent.   All three short stories are appropriate for most audiences.

 

This week, we have “Just a Look,” “The Noose”, and “A Natural.” 

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Dec 17, 2016

Two writers might be in love in "Just a Look."

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Dec 17, 2016

We take a cynical look at adult reality in "The Noose."

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Dec 17, 2016

An obsession with scent takes the spotlight in "A Natural."

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Dec 10, 2016

For episode four of Prose, a man is in pain at leaving a job, a woman takes charge amid a crisis in the days of the Byzantine Empire, and an alien race interacts with humanity.  All three short stories are appropriate for all audiences.

 

This week, we have “Moving On,” “The Cypriot Empress”, and “So, They Stopped.” 

 

Enjoy!

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Dec 10, 2016

A man is in pain at leaving a job in "Moving On."

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