Life is unfair because it doesn't smell as good as in the commercials. It’s also unfair because we throw mounds of food away while people go hungry. And yet again because our current president demands poor afflicted children be placed in cages. Have a happy Monday!
Sometimes moms aren't awesome. Same goes for dads. And birthday clowns, they are the worst.
Every once in a while we land that job, and maybe finally our problems are solved, but then we are hamstrung again by those damned allergies.
(This story first appeared in issue 3.1 of The Maine Review. )
Will the robots of the future successfully tickle the armpits of our dead ghosts? This episode is a real hoot. Your smart phones will love it.
We can't wait to get old, and then we do, and what was the hurry? Plus, now we have to pay taxes. (This episode was published in Electric Lit's Recommended Reading Commuter. Visit their site to read this story, and other great brief fiction.)
It's the moments between all the awful moments, when we get to complain about the awful moments, that aren't so awful. (This episode was published in Electric Lit's Recommended Reading Commuter. Visit their site to read this story, and other great brief fiction.)
This week's work of fiction imagines the intimate life of one of this nation's foremost proponents of Orwellian euphemisms. Originally written in 2004, it has it all: bionics, cuddling, soap bubbles, and unfettered rage. (It should be noted that this episode includes adult themes and may induce nausea.)
This week’s stirring narration is provided by The Toothless Prospector, a great friend of the podcast. You won't want to miss this one.
I think we can all agree it's getting cramped in here, and mother's handbag digging into our shoulder is not helping.
In this episode, a younger version of yourself may only be hoping for a Nutella sandwich, but that doesn't mean you won't be going to prison.
This week's episode: Pockets, pants, space dust, and babysitters.
Here's another story. Will it make you have feelings? Will it remind you of that time a parent explained something in unsatisfying terms? Are you afraid to listen to it? You shouldn't be. We promise.
This story has it all: dogs, prosthetics, mass executions, and constitutional law. Better yet, it can be consumed in the time it takes you to brush your teeth.