Fabulous Fiction Friday!
Your portal to fun and fine short stories - all in audio!
Fabulous Fiction Fridays is a weekly radio show on TLR Station. We air Fridays at Noon - Mountain Time. This show gives you a fun little escape and with the remaining time we sometimes have guests and sometimes we just talk about stories, and sometimes just what makes a person tick.
Links to the radio program on TLR Station.
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'Touchpaper' by David Heaton
Air Date: July 31, 2015
Special Guest: David Heaton
Read David's blog "Pulling Myself Together"
David lives about an hour north of Manchester England. A beautiful part of that country - its open spaces allow for long walks to enjoy the environment that sometimes provide a backdrop for his stories. David lives with his wife and daughter.
David tends to write two types of genres - Light-hearted, quirky stuff or dark, unsettling psychological stories at the other end of the spectrum!
'Touchpaper' was written a long time ago and has been good to him over the years. He put it in a collection on the Amazon Kindle store a few years ago in the brave new world of self publishing. A director in the US called Nick Rafter who subsequently read the stories contacted David as a result and asked him if he would write a story for adaptation into a short film. He said he had liked the character of Norman in the story 'Touchpaper' and asked if David could develop him further, using Norman and his talent show act in a different story set in post 9/11 New York. David nearly bit his arm off at this opportunity and the resulting story he wrote entitled 'Open Spaces' was adapted into a screenplay (on which he also collaborated) and filmed a couple of years ago. It's been doing the rounds at film festivals around the world. (It was fortunate enough to be shown at the short film corner at Cannes 2013 among others, and won best short screenplay at The Visionfest Film Festival in New York last year). There's a website and trailer for the film at www.openspacesfilm.com.
It all started with the story 'Touchpaper'.
Some links to David's work:
'Mourning' by Laura Crowe
Laura Crowe is a writer, editor, teacher, and owner of Imagine It In Writing. Her short stories and articles have appeared in numerous Canadian magazines including Pages Of Stories, The Prairie Journal, Every Day Fiction, and Horizons. Laura also works as editor of Ficta Fabula, an online magazine that publishes short fiction. Laura’s first book, Take Flight: True Stories of How Dreams Shape Our Lives, is a unique collection of true short stories contributed by thirteen authors that she edited and compiled.
Laura offers editing services for all written copy including: blogs, surveys, web site content, articles, and self-help, and specializes in fiction and memoir. She is also available for public speaking, including readings of her work, speaking about the writing and editing process, and teaching writing classes.
When not writing, Laura can be found in her piano studio, or outside on her deck with a cup of coffee and a great book. She lives in Alberta with her husband, two daughters, and two quarter-Siamese cats.
Laura can be contacted at 403-518-5858. Or find her on the web at www.imagineitinwriting.com.
Air Date: August 7, 2015
Special Guest: Laura Crowe
Read Laura's blog here.
Air Date: August 14, 2015
Special Guest: Animal Rescue Foundation
'The Summer of Ed' by Bonnie Way
Ed is hired to work in the sawmill, but there's more to Ed than meets the eye.
Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) of Alberta is an animal rescue organization helping dogs and cats in Alberta.
Founded in 1995, ARF is a volunteer-based organization and registered non-profit charity. Our mission is to rescue stray and unwanted dogs and cats fromm First Nations and rural areas and place them in loving, permanent homes while providing programs to reduce pet over-population.
Join ARF for their annual fundraiser - Walk and Wag on September 27. Click here for more information.
Air Date: September 4, 2015
'All's Fair' by Cheryl Losch
'The Swimmer' by Stanley Wright
Cheryl resides in Southern Ontario. Her story is a good lesson in keeping your friends close and your enemies closer. But sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between the two.
Stanley lives in the South of France and his story is read by Gary Poier. What you think you saw and what actually happen are sometimes quite different.
Air Date: September 11, 2015
'Traffic' by Chris Carleton
Chris Carleton has loved writing ever since he and a classmate started an underground newspaper in junior high. His love of reading and writing took him through to completing a Ph.D. in English literature, and from there to the newspaper business, teaching, and entrepreneurship.
Now he is owner of a liquor store, where at least one short story comes through the door every day. When not in the shop or reading a book, he is outdoors, seeking those commodities which are so rare in the 21st century: solitude and quiet.
He has published short stories in a variety of Canadian journals, and currently has a story nominated for the Journey Prize. His next project is a series of paddling stories set in Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Fabulous Fiction Friday was a great deal of fun for the few weeks that it ran. I hope you enjoyed the show and a fun little escape in your day.
You can listen to all the archived show by clicking on the link to the left.
Take care and happy reading - Darlene Poier