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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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Jun 3, 2018

Hello and welcome to episode fifty-seven of Prose. 

This week, define home and confront some roaches and maybe even an incoming terror or two in the continuation of Jack Lee’s Ants of Fire: The Legend of Telo

                                     
I do want to toss a few quick updates out while I have your ear.  Firstly, for those that follow on Instagram, you’ve seen that I have been purchasing some new equipment to upgrade the Pose studio, particularly in the hope of beginning to produce all sounds and music in-house.  You’ll begin hearing those sounds in the next 4-8 weeks of productions.  Be kind as I learn.  Secondly, I am reevaluating my hosting service, so prosepodcast.com might see some major fluctuations or just out and out changes in the next month or three.  Thirdly, as you might notice, today’s episode is all in one piece.  I’m experimenting with this long format at the behest of several of you listeners and, believe it or not, a potential advertiser or two.  Let me know what you think about this in stead of my usual format (which was invented because of listener requests) by chatting with me through social media or emailing the show directly and prosepodcast@gmail.com.  Which brings me to my final message: if you’ve not yet followed the show on social media, please do so on any and all platforms under the name @prosepodcast.  The best way to really help the show, though, is leaving a rating and review iTunes (aka Apple podcasts) or on any podcast service.  Ratings and reviews are what help others find our little podcasting family.  For easiest access to the show, subscribe using iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or whatever podcast catcher is your favorite

Thanks for listening and for bracing yourself for all these new updates.  Let’s get to the tales, shall we?

This week we have “Where You Come From” and Ants of Fire: The Legend of Telo Parts XXIII and XXIV "Reinforcements" and "Shield"

Enjoy!

 

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May 20, 2018

 

This week, meet a young woman reminiscing about a rock star life and commiserate with a lonely heart in a bar. 

Just as a quick note, we are giving Telo a week off this week, which means that we are taking a one episode hiatus from Ants of Fire: The Legend of Telo by Jack Lee. That being said, the next installment will be coming your way two weeks from today.  So, worry not!  All those of you that are invested in our ongoing story, it’s on its way!  Telo just said she needed a break before this major march into the unknown.

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May 13, 2018

Here's a quick shout out to all you moms out there in the form of three poems about mothers.

I hope you are being celebrated today.  

And to my own mother?  I love you loads, momma!

Happy Mothers' Day, all!

May 6, 2018

Rejoin Telo in the very heart of her insidious enemy’s territory in the continuation of Jack Lee’s Ants of Fire: The Legend of Telo – Parts XXI and XXII "Roaches" and "Discovered."

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May 6, 2018

See the other half of a relationship falling apart in 55.1 - "A Telephone Rings Several Times: A Response to 'All the Lights in New York City'" by Elliot Harvey.

Elliot Harvey has met about twenty thousand people over a half-century, each with their unique understanding of the world.  He enjoys sharing his own passionate and curious reality.  He thinks that culture is made from layers of individual decisions, desires, and dreams, like a trifle.

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May 6, 2018

This week, see the other half of a relationship falling apart, consider some time traveling on your time off, and rejoin Telo in the very heart of her insidious enemy’s territory in the continuation of Jack Lee’s Ants of Fire: The Legend of Telo

                                       
Please the follow the show on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. I love interacting with listeners there. Plus, the social network additions add some additional fun to the stories.  Also, head over  to iTunes and leave a rating and/or review for Prose.  Ratings and reviews are what help others fin our little podcasting family, and they help me move ever-forward with the project.  For easiest access to the show, subscribe using iTunes, Google Play, or whatever podcast catcher is your favorite.  This should now include Spotify.  If I’m wrong about that, do let me know!

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

This week we have “A Telephone Rings Several Times: A Response to ‘All the Lights in New York City’" by Elliot Harvey, “Come Again Soon,” and Ants of Fire: The Legend of Telo  Parts XXI and XXII  titled “Roaches” and “Discovered.”

 

Enjoy!

Apr 22, 2018

This week, join a vague and displaced family to learn the meaning and power of being chosen and rejoin Telo in her quest for her place in the newest installment of Jack Lee’s Ants of Fire: The Legend of Telo

Apr 8, 2018

This week, peek in on an intimate one-sided exchange via answering machine message in "All the Lights of New York City" and launch back into the world of Ants of the Fire: The Legend of Telo in parts XVII and XVIII  of the novel titled “Webs” and “Lonely.”

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Apr 1, 2018

In this Prose April Fools Day special, explore the history of April Fools and enjoy a truly epic reading of the Nun's Priest's Tale from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales!

 

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Mar 25, 2018

Rejoin Telo as she tries to find herself in a strange, new, potentially hostile colony in Parts XV and XVI of the novel Ants of the Fire: The Legend of Telo  titled The Hatchery” and “The Decision." 

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Mar 25, 2018

Hello and welcome to episode fifty-two of Prose.

This week, relive listening to a bedtime story and rejoin Telo as she tries to find herself in a strange, new, potentially hostile colony.  

Mar 11, 2018

Figure out the way of the new world with Telo as she meets some new potential friends in  Ants of the Fire: The Legend of Telo by Jack Lee, Parts XIII and XIV: “The Others” and “The Madness.”

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Mar 11, 2018

Hello and welcome to episode fifty-one of Prose.

This week, plan a holiday direct to your brain and figure out the way of the new world with Telo as she meets some new potential friends.

I have no special messages this week save my usual pleading with you all:  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.  Just as a side note, access via Spotify is in the works, for those asking!

Thanks for listening. 

This week we have “Holidaymaker” and Ants of the Fire: The Legend of Telo  Parts XIII and XIV titled “The Others” and “The Madness.”

Mar 8, 2018

Today, Prose is bringing you a very special midweek episode in honor of its founder's younger brother and bff's birthday!  This celebration takes the form of a reading of an elegant poem:  "The Gardener Lxviii: None Lives For Ever, Brother" by Rabindranath Tagore.  The text is below for those unfamiliar who might like to follow along.

 

None lives for ever, brother, and
nothing lasts for long. Keep that in
mind and rejoice.
Our life is not the one old burden,
our path is not the one long
journey.
One sole poet has not to sing one
aged song.
The flower fades and dies; but he
who wears the flower has not to
mourn for it for ever.
Brother, keep that in mind and
rejoice.
There must come a full pause to
weave perfection into music.
Life droops toward its sunset to be
drowned in the golden shadows.
Love must be called from its play
to drink sorrow and be borne to the
heaven of tears.
Brother, keep that in mind and
rejoice.
We hasten to gather our flowers lest
they are plundered by the passing
winds.
It quickens our blood and brightens
our eyes to snatch kisses that would
vanish if we delayed.
Our life is eager, our desires are keen,
for time tolls the bell of parting.
Brother, keep that in mind and
rejoice.
There is not time for us to clasp a
thing and crush it and fling it away to
the dust.
The hours trip rapidly away, hiding
their dreams in their skirts.
Our life is short; it yields but a
few days for love.
Were it for work and drudgery it
would be endlessly long.
Brother, keep that in mind and
rejoice.
Beauty is sweet to us, because she
dances to the same fleeting tune with
our lives.
Knowledge is precious to us, because
we shall never have time to
complete it.
All is done and finished in the eternal
Heaven.
But earth's flowers of illusion are
kept eternally fresh by death.
Brother, keep that in mind and
rejoice.

 

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