18 episodes

Each episode, host Ella Watson-Russell brings you thirty minutes of quality, contemporary stories recorded live at Knox Street Bar in Sydney or in studio. Little Fictions is brought to you by short story publisher, SPINELESS WONDERS. The show also includes interviews with authors and actors.

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Each episode, host Ella Watson-Russell brings you thirty minutes of quality, contemporary stories recorded live at Knox Street Bar in Sydney or in studio. Little Fictions is brought to you by short story publisher, SPINELESS WONDERS. The show also includes interviews with authors and actors.

    Little Fictions On Air Ep 18 We Heart LGBTQI

    Little Fictions On Air Ep 18 We Heart LGBTQI

    In this episode, we celebrate Queer life with two stories from our Little Fictions’ show, ‘I HEART LGBTQI’ which was performed at the Knox Street Bar in Chippendale back in February, 2017. The event was held during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, a  hugely popular festival, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras aims to raise the visibility of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex communities. The two stories we are presenting in this episode do just that.



    In our first story, ‘Asexual Gelatinous Blobs’ by Sydney author, Harry Kolotas, the writer attempts to walk in the shoes of his gay son. It is narrated by actor, Mark Dessaix.



    In ‘Danny Boy’, Melbourne author, Marian Matta tells the story of someone who feels they were born into the wrong body. It is narrated by actor, Kurt Pimblett.



    A warning, some of this episode contains strong language.



    Presenter: Ella Watson-Russell

    Audio technician: Scott Harrison

    Theme tune written and performed by Annie Vidler

    Producer: Bronwyn Mehan



     

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    Little Fictions On Air Ep 17 More Stories From The Locker Room

    Little Fictions On Air Ep 17 More Stories From The Locker Room

    In this episode, we bring you the second in our series of sport-themed stories. We present four stories – ‘Artemis’ by Melbourne author, Duncan Reid in which the game of hockey takes on a mythic quality; Brisbane writer, Trina Denner’s ‘Playing Outside’ for the joggers amongst you; a microfiction by Kim Waters called ‘Over Time’ about a retired cyclist and finally, a Cliff Hardy story about a foot race written by the late crime writer, Peter Corris. Actors featured in this episode are Mark Dessaix, Eleni Schumacher and Felix Johnson.



    Just a warning, this episode does contain strong language.



    Presenter: Ella Watson-Russell

    Audio technician: Lachlan Perry

    Theme tune written and performed by Annie Vidler

    Producer: Bronwyn Mehan

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    Little Fictions On Air Ep 16 Stories From The Locker Room

    Little Fictions On Air Ep 16 Stories From The Locker Room

    In this episode we present two very different perspectives on the Australian sporting scene. ‘Balls and Broken Bones’ by South Australian author, Debra Mackay takes a humorous look at sport played at the community level. It is read by Sydney actor, Kate Fraser. ‘Hall of Fame’ by Melbourne film director, Matt Holcomb follows the failing fortunes of a former footie star. It is read by sport tragic and talented Little Fictions actor, Felix Johnson. Both were recorded at our live show at Knox Street Bar in Sydney and both were selected via a Little Fictions’ call out.



    Just a warning, this episode does contain strong language.



    Presenter: Ella Watson-Russell

    Audio technician: Lachlan Perry

    Producer: Bronwyn Mehan

    • 28 min
    Little Fictions On Air Ep 15 Progeny

    Little Fictions On Air Ep 15 Progeny

    In this episode, your host Ella Watson-Russell brings you stories of births, deaths and marriages. The stories featured in this show are published by Spineless Wonders and are narrated by actors Felix Johnson, Joel Horwood and Eleni Schumacher. The stories include Matthew Bulman’s ‘The Incredible Exploding Baby’, Jon Steiner’s ‘Rights of Man’, Melissa Beit’s ‘A Hospital Birth’, Susan McCreery’s ‘Mexican Stand-off’ and Julie Chevalier’s ‘The Youngest Lecturer’s Wife’.



    Little Fictions is produced by Spineless Wonders’ publisher, Bronwyn Mehan.

    The show’s theme song is ‘Attune’ written and performed by Annie Vidler.

     Sound design is by Lachlan Perry



    Warning: this episode contains strong language.



     

    • 29 min
    Little Fictions On Air Ep 14 I Hate Crime Fiction

    Little Fictions On Air Ep 14 I Hate Crime Fiction

    In this episode we hear many of the talented actors you would have heard over the previous episodes of Little Fictions. This is a radio play adapted from Melbourne writer Eddie Berger's quirky short fiction of the same name originally published by Spineless Wonders in the anthology, Crime Scenes. The play was recorded at Sydney's Haymarket Library as part of the "Late Night Library Series" 2017.



    Warning: this episode does contain some colourful language.



    Presenter: Ella Watson-Russell

    Theme tune written and performed by Annie Vidler

    Producer: Bronwyn Mehan



     

    • 28 min
    Little Fictions Ep 13 Lost In Paradise

    Little Fictions Ep 13 Lost In Paradise

    In this episode we bring you short stories set on the north coast of New South Wales. ‘Saturday Night on Johnson St’ by Paul Kew, immersing us in the hectic nightlife of Byron Bay. It is performed by Mark Dessaix. Byron Bay writer and academic, Moya Costello’s ‘Northern Rivers: A Gothic Tale’ evokes the lush tropical environment. It is performed by Ella Watson-Russell.  ‘The Blouse’ is by poet, playwright, fiction writer, Vivienne Plumb who is of both New Zealand and Australian heritage. The story, from her collection, The Glove Box & other stories, is set in the rainforests of the Byron hinterland, and tells of a young woman who hitches a ride into a bizarre community. It is performed by Eleni Schumacher.



    Warning: this episode does contain some colourful language.



    Presenter: Ella Watson-Russell

    Audio technician: Chester Chew

    Producer: Bronwyn Mehan



    Original Broadcast Date 17.12.2018

    • 28 min

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