15 episodes

A flash-fiction podcast where a handful of writers each make a story with a limited wordcount in a limited time.

Each writer has just an audio prompt and five minutes to make a first draft. Then a fellow writer will give them the edits and suggestions they need to reach those final one hundred words.

Created by Tom McNally for Red Button Audio

100 Words of Astounding Beauty Red Button Audio

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A flash-fiction podcast where a handful of writers each make a story with a limited wordcount in a limited time.

Each writer has just an audio prompt and five minutes to make a first draft. Then a fellow writer will give them the edits and suggestions they need to reach those final one hundred words.

Created by Tom McNally for Red Button Audio

    s02e03 - Clickety Click

    s02e03 - Clickety Click

    A flash-fiction podcast where a handful of writers create an original story with a limited wordcount in a limited amount of time. In this episode we get to freely exchange pathogens with each other by all being in the same room.

    In this episode we have:
    ‘O.R.C.A.' by Amelia Armande
    ‘Song of Achilles’ by Joshua Crisp
    ‘Crumbs’ by Marina Crisp
    'Hawkmoth' by Tom McNally
    Featuring listener submissions:
    'I'm sorry it's the end' by Christopher T. Dubrowski (Translated by: Julia Mraczn)
    'Beak and Feather' by Ben Estep (BGEE1234)

    Pour your love and scorn on Red Button Audio's twitter or by mailing us on 100words@redbuttonaudio.org
    Created by Tom McNally, featuring Amelia Armande, Joshua Crisp and Marina Crisp.
    Transcript and all story iterations are available here.
    Theme tune is Music For Jellyfish by Bell Lungs.

    Story music was generated by Computoser

    Track art generated by Midjourney
    Support 100 Words of Astounding Beauty through our Ko-Fi.

    • 32 min
    s02e02 - Secret Book

    s02e02 - Secret Book

    A flash-fiction podcast where a handful of writers create an original story with a limited wordcount in a limited amount of time. After some time away, we are back for a second season.

    In this episode we have:
    ‘Telltale' by Amelia Armande
    ‘Raising a child’ by Joshua Crisp
    ‘At the Office of the Second Specialist’ by Paul Davies,
    ‘Paper Girl' by Claudia Treacher
    'For the Good of All Mankind and Me' by Tom McNally
    Featuring listener submissions from:
    'Step Up' by Dorrie Smith
    'Beak and Feather' by Dec (LazyWolf)

    Pour your love and scorn on Red Button Audio's twitter or by mailing us on 100words@redbuttonaudio.org
    Created by Tom McNally, featuring Amelia Armande, Joshua Crisp, Paul Davies and Claudia Treacher.
    Transcript and all story iterations are available here.
    Theme tune is Music For Jellyfish by Bell Lungs.

    Story music was generated by Computoser

    Track art generated by Midjourney
    Support 100 Words of Astounding Beauty through our Ko-Fi.

    • 32 min
    s02e01 - Bird Chat

    s02e01 - Bird Chat

    A flash-fiction podcast where a handful of writers create an original story with a limited wordcount in a limited amount of time. After some time away, we are back for a second season.

    In this episode we have:
    ‘The Dove and the Crow' by Amelia Armande
    ‘Electric Bicycle Birds Madman’ by Joshua Crisp
    ‘Prospectors’ by Paul Davies,
    ‘The Tauntening' by Claudia Treacher
    'The Reckoning of the Awks' by Tom McNally
    Featuring listener submissions from:
    'Kindred Shadow' by Elana Crowley
    'The ad brake' by Christopher T. Dabrowski

    Congratulate us on our triumphant return after a suspiciously long absence on Red Button Audio's twitter or by mailing us on 100words@redbuttonaudio.org
    Created by Tom McNally, featuring Amelia Armande, Joshua Crisp, Paul Davies and Claudia Treacher.
    Transcript and all story iterations are available here.
    Theme tune is Music For Jellyfish by Bell Lungs.

    Story music was generated by Computoser

    Track art generated by Midjourney
    Support 100 Words of Astounding Beauty through our Ko-Fi.

    • 35 min
    s01e10 - Sequels I

    s01e10 - Sequels I

    A flash-fiction podcast where a handful of writers create an original story with a limited wordcount in a limited amount of time. In this episode the writers make a sequel, prequel, follow-up or AU on a story from a previous episode.
    In this episode we have:
    ‘Debut' by Amy Sutton, a prequel to ‘Ecstasy’ by Claudia Treacher from s01e01
    ‘Counter-Justice’ by Joshua Crisp, a sequel to ‘Justice’ by Amy Sutton from s01e02
    ‘Still’ by Paul Davies, a sequel to ‘Untitled’ by Joshua Crisp from s01e01
    ‘31 Weeks' by Claudia Treacher, a sequel to ‘1 Swiss Court, Leicester Square’ by Tom McNally from s01e02
    'Abandoned' by Tom McNally, a sequel to ‘The Machine’ by Paul Davies from s01e04
    Tell us which sequel you liked the best on Red Button Audio's twitter or by mailing us on 100words@redbuttonaudio.org
    Created by Tom McNally, featuring Amy Sutton, Joshua Crisp, Paul Davies and Claudia Treacher.
    Transcript and all story iterations are available here.
    Theme tune is Music For Jellyfish by Bell Lungs.

    Story music was generated by Computoser


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    • 43 min
    s01e09 - Homages I (Flagpoles)

    s01e09 - Homages I (Flagpoles)

    A flash-fiction podcast where a handful of writers create an original story with a limited wordcount in a limited amount of time. In this episode the writers make a first story then write a response to each other’s story. They then respond to those responses to make a short chain of inspiration and homage.
    In this episode we have:
    ‘Sail-dem' by Amy Sutton, inspired by ‘Untitled’ by Tom McNally
    ‘Phoenix from the Acids’ by Joshua Crisp, inspired by ‘Toucan’ by Paul Davies
    ‘Chapter XIII - the late 21st century’ by Paul Davies, inspired by ‘Ba’al Reborn’ by Amy Sutton
    ‘Metal Ache' by Claudia Treacher, inspired by ‘Hungry for Jewels’ by Joshua Crisp
    'Redox' by Tom McNally, inspired by ‘Rust’ by Claudia Treacher
    Tell us which story you liked the best on Red Button Audio's twitter or by mailing us on 100words@redbuttonaudio.org
    Created by Tom McNally, featuring Amy Sutton, Joshua Crisp, Paul Davies and Claudia Treacher.
    Transcript and all story iterations are available here.
    Theme tune is Music For Jellyfish by Bell Lungs.

    Story music was
    Down by the Sally Garden (traditional) arranged by Lory Werths
    Be Peace! Ye make me spill my ale! (traditional) arranged by J. Curtis Clark
    Warmth Cries for a Blue Smile generated by Computoser
    You Remember Forest generated by Computoser
    John come kiss me now (traditional) arranged by Lory Werths 
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    • 36 min
    s01e08 - Madeira Car

    s01e08 - Madeira Car

    A flash-fiction podcast where a handful of writers create an original story with a limited wordcount in a limited amount of time. 
    In this episode we have:
    ‘Billboard' by Amy Sutton
    ‘Danse Macabre’ by Joshua Crisp
    ‘Tranquility’ by Ella Brasington
    ‘Sound' by Hiu Wai Lee and
    'The Special' by Tom McNally.
    Tell us which story you liked the best on Red Button Audio's twitter or by mailing us on 100words@redbuttonaudio.org
    Created by Tom McNally, featuring Amy Sutton, Joshua Crisp, Ella Brasington and Hiu Wai Lee.
    Transcript and first drafts are available here.
    Theme tune is Music For Jellyfish by Bell Lungs.

    Story music was generated by Computoser.
    Support 100 Words of Astounding Beauty through our Ko-Fi.

    • 38 min

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