Episode 3 of Brian Reads: Flash Fiction

So today I finally got episode 3 online. I missed an episode at the end of November due to having my voice destroyed by a headcold that would’ve made Sauron hope to never be reincarnated. The bounce back wasn’t so… bouncy, so I ended up a few days late on this episode. So it goes, I suppose.

This episode included an interesting piece by Rhonda Gordon titled The Whistling. The story has some small errors (the reason lobsters are cooked alive is to minimize food poisoning, not to keep the meat tender) but nothing that I felt made the story a bad choice for this podcast (you may disagree, feel free to let me know). What I found interesting was the relevancy of the topics addressed in the story, and how the character relates her situation to her recent experience. Because it’s a flash fiction piece, though, there’s not really enough space to explore that relationship and its meaning, if any. I would very much enjoy hearing what others have to say about it.

On a related topic, I currently have no stories submitted for the podcast. I’m not sure what I’m going to do if the 31st rolls around and nobody has submitted a story. Here’s hoping that doesn’t happen. If you think you can help in any way, please do!

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