26 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

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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

    s03e03 - Change Machine

    s03e03 - Change Machine

    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 are split into hundreds of smaller pieces that gush into a cup.

    The stories are:
    'The Price of a Ticket Home' by Amelia Armande

    'Paradise Lost' by Joshua Crisp
    'In 1994' by Paul Davies

    'Splinters' by Colette McCormick

    'Family Time at the Lido' by Tom McNally,

    Featuring listener submission:
    'Memento Mori' by John Bartmann.

    Pour your love and scorn on Red Button Audio's twitter, our website, or by mailing us on 100words@redbuttonaudio.org
    Created by Tom McNally, featuring Amelia Armande, Joshua Crisp, Paul Davies and Colette McCormick.

    Transcript and all story iterations are available here.
    Theme tune is Music For Jellyfish by Bell Lungs.
    Story music is by John Bartmann, released under a CC-BY license, featuring:
    Hard Living Memory Fragments Anger Management Outer Scrolls Kiddie Thief Track art generated by Bing.
    Support 100 Words of Astounding Beauty through our Ko-Fi.

    • 43 min
    s03e02 - Bingo

    s03e02 - Bingo

    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 turn around and around, clinging to each other for stability.

    The stories are:
    'Marble Run' by Amelia Armande

    'Fill it up, Derek!' by Joshua Crisp
    'Green Collar' by Peter Gardiner

    'Superpower' by Nóra Blascsók

    'The Property Cycle' by Tom McNally,

    Featuring listener submissions:
    'Experiencing This State' by Christopher T. Dabrowski.

    Pour your love and scorn on Red Button Audio's twitter, our website, or by mailing us on 100words@redbuttonaudio.org
    Created by Tom McNally, featuring Amelia Armande, Joshua Crisp, Peter Gardiner and Nóra Blascsók.

    Transcript and all story iterations are available here.
    Theme tune is Music For Jellyfish by Bell Lungs.
    Story music is by John Bartmann, featuring:
    Dungeon of Fear. Crazy Balloons. Planned Obsolesence. Nano Bugs. Like it's 2006. Track art generated by Bing.
    Support 100 Words of Astounding Beauty through our Ko-Fi.

    • 31 min
    s03e01 - Belfort

    s03e01 - Belfort

    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 grips with life, death and the bell that tolls.

    The stories are:
    'The Squeaky Wheel' by Amelia Armande

    'Send in the clowns' by Joshua Crisp
    'In the Bathyscaphe' by Paul Davies

    'A Cautionary Tale for the Fearfully Flatulent' by Fran Bushe

    'The Vortex' by Tom McNally,

    Featuring listener submissions:
    'The Great Bell Master' by Mano Camatsos

    Pour your love and scorn on Red Button Audio's twitter, our website, or by mailing us on 100words@redbuttonaudio.org
    Created by Tom McNally, featuring Amelia Armande, Joshua Crisp, Paul Davies and Fran Bushe.

    Transcript and all story iterations are available here.
    Theme tune is Music For Jellyfish by Bell Lungs.
    Story music is by John Bartmann, under a CC-BY license, featuring:
    Cheeky Buggers Bad Broken Robot Depth of Flight Pepper the Pig Down to Earth  
    Track art generated by Midjourney
    Support 100 Words of Astounding Beauty through our Ko-Fi.

    • 48 min
    s02e10 - Sequels II

    s02e10 - Sequels II

    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 write sequels to each other's stories from previous episodes.

    The stories are:
    'I Love You With All of my Cephalothorax' by Amelia Armande, a sequel to 'My Proventriculus Overflows with Love' by Tom McNally, from s02e08 - Bell Pepper.

    'Roe vs Wade' by Joshua Crisp, a sequel to '31 Weeks' by Claudia Treacher, from s01e10 - Sequels I, itself a sequel to '1 Swiss Court, Leicester Square' by Tom McNally from s01e02 - Unzipping.

    'The Defaced Volume' by Paul Davies, a sequel to 'Telltale' by Amelia Armande, from s02e02 - Secret Book. 
    'Gauges' by Claudia Treacher, a sequel to 'Prospectors' by Paul Davies, from s02e01 - Bird Chat.

    'Metempsychosis' by Tom McNally, a sequel to 'Meat Slave' by Joshua Crisp, from s01e05 - Chomp.

    Featuring listener submissions:
    'The Masochists' by Christopher T. Dabrowski
    'Taxus bacchanalia' by Ella Brasington

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

    • 49 min
    s02e09 - Homages II (Wringing)

    s02e09 - Homages II (Wringing)

    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 pop a marble in the cultural run by homaging each other's homages.

    The stories are:
    'The Crab King' by Amelia Armande, an homage to 'Crabalocker' by Paul Davies. 
    'Happiness is Just A Warpway Away' by Joshua Crisp, an homage to 'Old Medicine' by Claudia Treacher. 
    'The Archaeotheologists' by Paul Davies, an homage to 'Dies Iudicii' by Joshua Crisp. 
    'Saurian Wash' by Claudia Treacher, an homage to 'The Last Steak Bake on the Hot Plate' by Tom McNally. 
    'Confundamubulus approaches' by Tom McNally, an homage to 'From the Margins' by Amelia Armande.
    Featuring listener submissions:
    'véttr' by Noah Bradbury
    'The Last Bastion of Creativity' by Christopher T. Dabrowski

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

    • 34 min
    s02e08 - Nibbles

    s02e08 - Nibbles

    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 gnaw ever so carefully at the things poked between the bars of our cage.

    The stories are:
    ‘Birth Day' by Amelia Armande
    ‘A carpet of snowdrops’ by Joshua Crisp
    ‘NO ACCIDENTS’ by Charlie Dinkin
    'Apple of my eye' by Sally Vanderpump 
    'Ray of Sunshine' by Tom McNally
    Featuring listener submissions:
    'Jimmy Boy' by CatGirl
    'Plague' by Colette McCormick

    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, Charlie Dinkin and Sally Vanderpump

    Transcript and all story iterations are available here.
    Theme tune is Music For Jellyfish by Bell Lungs.

    Story music was taken from DisKlavier World.
    Track art generated by Midjourney
    Support 100 Words of Astounding Beauty through our Ko-Fi.

    • 32 min

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