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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.

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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 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.
    Little Fictions Ep 12 Surreal Stories

    Little Fictions Ep 12 Surreal Stories

    In this episode called Surreal Stories, our host Ella Watson-Russell brings you two short stories with extraordinary, offbeat characters.



    Our first story, ‘Ducks’ is a radio play based on a short story by Miles Franklin Award-winning author, A.S. Patric. The year is 1956. Melbourne is host to the Olympic Games and American literary figures Anais Nin and June Miller (both former lovers of Henry Miller) are living out their sometimes fractious old age in the quiet seaside suburb of Elwood. The play is performed by Ella, Joel Horwood and Eleni Schumacher. Our second short story is ‘Carrot on the Edge’ and it comes from comic West Australian author, Jude Bridge and is performed by Little Fictions’ regular Lauren Hamilton Neill.



    This episode is produced by Bronwyn Mehan with sound design by Chester Chew.



    Just a warning, some of this episode does contain strong language and confronting issues.

    • 28 Min.
    Little Fictions Ep 11 Crime Scenes

    Little Fictions Ep 11 Crime Scenes

    In this episode we bring you two short stories about the impact of crime on people’s lives. ‘Croc’ is by Melbourne author Pierz Newton-John and is published in his collection, Fault Lines. Pierz worked as a psychotherapist and this story is inspired by a true story. It is read by Ella Watson-Russell and was recorded at Knox Street Bar, Chippendale. The second short story comes from Blue Mountains’ author, Mark O’Flynn. It is called ‘A Lovely Outing’ and is published in Mark’s collection White Light. Mark has worked as a prison educator for many years. His story is performed by Felix Johnson.



    Warning: this episode does contain some colourful language.



    Presenter: Ella Watson-Russell

    Audio technician: Oliver Agbisit

    Producer: Bronwyn Mehan

    • 27 Min.
    Little Fictions Ep 10 Humans of Parramatta Road

    Little Fictions Ep 10 Humans of Parramatta Road

    In this episode we feature stories from the inner west Sydney suburbs connected by Parramatta Road. Harriet McInerney’s microfiction, ‘Average Morning’ takes us on a bus trip down Parramatta Road. It is performed by Little Fictions’ regular, Joel Horwood. ‘Parramatta Road’ by Tess Ridgway takes us along this same stretch of road but this time at night and on a bicycle. It is performed by actor Claire Oehme. Sydney author, Jill O’Maera takes us behind one of the shopfronts along Parramatta Road in ‘Trixie Depraved Does Leichhardt’. It is performed by Eleni Schumacher. ‘Wedding Dress’ by Canberra author, Sarah St Vincent Welch is written from the point of view of a very recognisable feature of shops which line the Leichhardt stretch of Parramatta Road. It is performed by Joel Horwood. ‘In Search of the Machine’ has Sydney author, Jen Craig searching for a coffee machine in contemporary Leichhardt. Performed by Eleni Schumacher, the story vividly evokes life in Leichhardt in the 70s.



    Warning: this episode does contain some colourful language.



    Presenter: Ella Watson-Russell

    Audio technician: Oliver Agbisit

    Producer: Bronwyn Mehan



    Original Broadcast on 2RPH: 5.11.2018

    • 26 Min.
    Little Fictions Ep 9 Behind The Scenes

    Little Fictions Ep 9 Behind The Scenes

    In this episode, our host, Ella Watson-Russell presents two stories which take a look behind the curtain at fiction in film, on TV as well as on stage.



    'Film Study 101'; by the late Mary Manning uses well-known films to reflect on the life of a young man who works at a movie theatre in a country town.



    Published in Damaged In Transit by Spineless Wonders, the story is performed by Little Fictions’ regular, Joel Horwood. The second story featured in this episode takes us into the world of TV. It is based on the life of a character from the popular show, Friends. 'Ross Geller Man' is written by Patrick Lenton and is published in his collection, A Man Made Entirely of Bats. It is performed by Lauren Hamilton Neill. This podcast version of the episode includes an extended interview with both author, Patrick Lenton and actor, Lauren Hamilton Neill.



    Little Fictions On Air is brought to you by Sydney short story publisher, SPINELESS WONDERS. This episode was originally broadcast on Radio 2RPH at 3pm on Monday, 22 October, 2018. It is produced by Bronwyn Mehan and our sound engineer is Kit McCutcheon. Our theme song, ‘Attune’ is written and performed by Annie Vidler.

    • 28 Min.
    Little Fictions Ep 8 Weird World of Animals

    Little Fictions Ep 8 Weird World of Animals

    In this episode, Weird World of Animals, Ella Watson-Russell presents two stories which give voice to the voiceless - specifically, a budgerigar and a cow.



    ‘Bluey and Myrtle’ is published in the Spineless Wonders anthology The Great Unknown, a book edited by Angela Meyer who is a huge fan of the TV series the Twilight Zone. You’ll find many of the somewhat surreal elements of the Twilight Zone TV show in Mark O'Flynn's story. It is performed by Nick Radinoff. ‘A Cow Like Alice’ by Julie Chevalier also includes a talking animal. It is performed by Little Fictions’ regular Eleni Schumacher. This episode includes an interview with Sydney author Julie Chevalier about her story, where the idea for it came from and about her writing process.



    Little Fictions On Air is brought to you by Sydney short story publisher, SPINELESS WONDERS. This episode was originally broadcast on Radio 2RPH at 3pm on Monday, 8 October, 2018. It is produced by Bronwyn Mehan and our sound engineer is Adrian Vecchio-Hoehne. Our theme song, ‘Attune’ is written and performed by Annie Vidler.

    • 27 Min.

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