12 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

    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
    Christmas Special 2020 Pt 2 - Report on an Unidentified Space Station by JG Ballard

    Christmas Special 2020 Pt 2 - Report on an Unidentified Space Station by JG Ballard

    A Christmas treat from the flash-fiction podcast where a handful of writers create an original story with a limited wordcount in a limited amount of time. To lead us through the winter dark towards even winter dark, Tom McNally reads us ‘Report on an Unidentified Space Station’ by JG Ballard.
    Wish us some holiday cheer on Red Button Audio's twitter or by mailing us on 100words@redbuttonaudio.org
    Created by Tom McNally.
    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.

    • 13 min
    Christmas Special 2020 Pt 1 - The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges (1941)

    Christmas Special 2020 Pt 1 - The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges (1941)

    A Christmas treat from the flash-fiction podcast where a handful of writers create an original story with a limited wordcount in a limited amount of time. To round out our year with some excellent dread, Amy Sutton is reading us The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges. 
    Wish us some holiday cheer on Red Button Audio's twitter or by mailing us on 100words@redbuttonaudio.org
    Created by Tom McNally, featuring Amy Sutton.
    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.

    • 25 min
    s01e07 - Windup Jaybird

    s01e07 - Windup Jaybird

    A flash-fiction podcast where a handful of writers create an original story with a limited wordcount in a limited amount of time. We’re joined this time by writers from The Devil’s Dyke Network, a queer feminist collective in Brighton. Find them on Instagram and get their zine on Etsy.
    In this episode we have:
    ‘Harlequin' by Claudia Treacher
    ‘Drill’ by Savannah Beth
    ‘Womb’ by Leni Crowley
    ‘Anxiety Rain' by Violeta Marchenkova and
    'The Woman Who Called Down the Sky' by Tom McNally.
    We had two stories submitted by listeners, ‘Communal Meal’ by Wen-Bob Clark and ‘They Have Her Scent’ by Max Fursman.
    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 Claudia Treacher, Savannah Beth, Leni Crowley and Violeta Marchenkova from the Devil’s Dyke Network.
    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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