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Inspired by flash fiction and the narrative non-fiction form, Memoria is a show which explores slices of life; moments in time that have transformed people and shaped who they have become. Whether it was the moment leaving a destructive relationship or the joy of discovering the taste of Wizz Fizz sugar packets, these 400-word snapshots will be adapted into audio stories with actors, music, and sound.

Hosted by Nat V with illustrations by Peta Manning.

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Inspired by flash fiction and the narrative non-fiction form, Memoria is a show which explores slices of life; moments in time that have transformed people and shaped who they have become. Whether it was the moment leaving a destructive relationship or the joy of discovering the taste of Wizz Fizz sugar packets, these 400-word snapshots will be adapted into audio stories with actors, music, and sound.

Hosted by Nat V with illustrations by Peta Manning.

    Between Two Worlds by Lucia Benavides

    Between Two Worlds by Lucia Benavides

    Between two worlds Podcast flash story by Lucia Benavides

    The story is about the struggles of identity many migrants face; and the regret of having left home. It took place during a visit to my home country of Argentina. I had been living in the U.S. for 17 years at that point - after moving at the age of 9 - and had largely accepted my life in the U.S. by then. But it was during my uncle's wedding, watching family members dance around me and seeing them so grown and happy and different from when I had left, that I wondered: What would it have been like if I had stayed? I couldn't shake off the feeling that I had been robbed of something; of a life. I wasn't meant to live my life in the U.S., I was meant to live my life in Argentina. But, in the end, that's not the way things panned out.

    Lucía Benavides is a writer and journalist currently based in Barcelona, Spain. Originally from Argentina, her interests revolve mostly around women’s issues and identity. Before Spain, she worked as a reporter/ producer at the NPR station in Austin, Texas. She’s been published on NPR, The Atlantic and LA Review of books, among others.

    "What It's Like To Hear Paul McCartney In Liverpool," NPR"In Search of the Naples — and Women — of Ferrante’s Novels," LA Review of Books"Living With Gabriel García Márquez’s Ghost," LitHub

     

    Acknowledgements:

    Memoria was written,  produced, edited and presented by Natalie Vella

    Between two worlds was written and read by Lucia Benavides. The story was sound edited by Natalie Vella.

    Music in this episode was by Blue Dot Sessions,   Sage the Hunter, When in the West and The Envelope.

    Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.
    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/memoriapodcast
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 5 min
    About You by Jennifer Crane

    About You by Jennifer Crane

    About You Podcast flash story by Jennifer Crane

    This piece relates to a dream I had shortly before the unexpected passing of my husband at our property. I ask myself every day what I could have done to prevent an outcome that devastated our young family forever. 'If only' is hard to live with and writing the words doesn't answer the questions but expresses the pain.

     

    Jennifer Crane holds a Master of Letters, lives in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and has been published in a number of formats and genre, She has a love of horses, a passion for the well-being benefits of writing and volunteers to facilitate the craft of writing workshops for veterans.

     

    Acknowledgements:

    Memoria was written, produced, edited and presented by Natalie Vella

    About You was written and read by Jennifer Crane.  The story was sound edited by Natalie Vella.

    Music in this episode was by Blue Dot Sessions,   Sage the Hunter, When in the West and The Envelope.

    Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.
    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/memoriapodcast
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 7 min
    Silent Sisters by Jay Alter

    Silent Sisters by Jay Alter

    Silent Sisters Podcast flash story by Jay Alter

    I wanted to explore a moment in my life that fills me with regret to this day. It was life-changing, not only for myself but for my entire family.

    I'm just sharing my story.

     

    About the author

    Jay Elle Alter is an Australian based creative studying Journalism at Charles Sturt University. Living in Armidale in the New England Region of New South Wales with her husband, cats and german shepherd Vader, she has a passion for the creative industries, making her a long-time writer, artist and crafter. With no published works to date, Jay Elle is an up and comer to watch out for!

     

    Acknowledgements:

    Memoria was written, produced, edited and presented by Natalie Vella

    Silent Sisters was written and read by Jay Alter.  The story was sound edited by Natalie Vella.

    Music in this episode was by Blue Dot Sessions,   Sage the Hunter, When in the West and The Envelope.

    Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.
    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/memoriapodcast
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 6 min
    Dr Who in the Kitchen of my Childhood by Marina Byrne

    Dr Who in the Kitchen of my Childhood by Marina Byrne

    Dr Who in the kitchen of my childhood Podcast flash story by Marina Byrne

    I come from a family of 8 kids. We had very little money and I always had the sense that I needed to walk on eggshells to avoid triggering simmering tensions. With so many kids to feed, the kitchen in my childhood house was always in use and was the backdrop to a lot of conflict.

    Winner of the 2018 QWC Flash Fiction prize, I have been writing for many years. I write and edit blogs, books and articles for businesses and other people through my business (Marina Catherine Editing Services), but love to work on my own creative writing projects when time permits.

    Her website.

     

    Acknowledgements:

    Memoria was written,  produced, edited and presented by Natalie Vella

    Dr Who in the kitchen of my childhood was written and read by Marina Byrne.  The story was sound edited by Jen Farrow

    Music in this episode was by Blue Dot Sessions,   Sage the Hunter, When in the West and The Envelope.

    Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

     
    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/memoriapodcast
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 5 min
    The Rollerskaters by Suzanne Hermanoczki

    The Rollerskaters by Suzanne Hermanoczki

    The rollerskaters Podcast flash story by Suzanne Hermanoczki

    The Roller-skaters is a short memoir piece about roller skating. My best friend’s dad used to take a whole bunch of us kids either to the rink or the drive-in. The rink was one of those 80’s Terminator and Stranger Things all-ages kids’ with big hair hang out kinda place; with video games, a DJ and a disco ball – and skating.

     

    Suzanne Hermanoczki is a writer and teacher of creative writing. Her writing has been published in local and international publications including the Australian Multilingual Writing Project, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, TEXT and Verge Anthology. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne, where she currently works.

     

    Acknowledgements:

    Memoria was written,  produced, edited and presented by Natalie Vella

    The Rollerskaters was written and read by Suzanne Hermanoczki.  The story was sound edited by Natalie Vella.

    Music in this episode was by Blue Dot Sessions,   Sage the Hunter, When in the West and The Envelope.

    Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.
    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/memoriapodcast
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 7 min
    The L-shaped Room by Maria Griffin

    The L-shaped Room by Maria Griffin

    An L-shaped room Podcast flash story by Maria Griffin

    This is about processing a profound life transition. I was a chronic insomniac and operated on about 3-4 hours of sleep for the first 9 months of my daughter's life. I had very low coping resources and found the first year of being a mother very hard. Recently, I recalled these half-awake hallucinations experienced while breastfeeding her in the night. 

    Maria's work appears/is forthcoming in Southerly, Not Very Quiet, Right Now, L’Ephemere Review, Talking Writing, StylusLit. In 2018 she participated in Writing In The Expanded Field, ACCA Melbourne. Her work was a runner up in the Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers competition in 2020.

     


     

    Memoria was written,  produced, edited and presented by Natalie Vella

    An L-shaped room was written and read by Maria Griffin.  The story was sound edited by Natalie Vella.

    Music in this episode was by Blue Dot Sessions,   Sage the Hunter, When in the West and The Envelope.

    Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

     
    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/memoriapodcast
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

WFFME ,

Guts of Life

Discovered Memoria 2019 (actually, discovered the world of podcasts then too! I know, I know...).
Love the program as it’s always choice and the quality of the writings high as. Couldn’t help going back to season 1 to listen all the way through. Real guts of life, love it. tbh, wish the show was longer.

Sammii630 ,

A fabulous new experience

I soak up every podcasted word during my Memoria moments. I cringe, laugh, cry, reel in disbelief and am constantly amazed at the calibre of writing. A wonderfully put-together podcast by Nat and everyone involved.

VickysEyes ,

Focused listening

For a brief but enriching number of minutes I relax and listen to another’s story. It’s always wonderful and worthwhile.

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