Stories Transport you
My Girlfriend the Narcissist
This week on Litro Lab, we bring you a story of a woman who finds herself in a relationship that is far from ideal. Yet, she's resistant to leave. Everyone knows that perfect couples don't exist outside of Disney films. Real people have flaws. Don't they?
Lilac Paint by Megan Olivier
What happens when a young couple must make a difficult choice together?
Conversation with Claudia Rankine
Encounters in the classroom, subways, standing in line, they are peopled with strangers given a choice but who somehow miss the connection.
A High-Tech Ancient Stillness
Our guest on this episode is the travel writer Pico Iyer. After more than thirty years living in Japan, Pico speaks with fondness about its very particular culture, shaped by tsunamis, earthquakes and warfare. ‘Japan is an old pro when it comes to living with impermanence and uncertainty’, Perhaps we can all learn a bit from Japan when it comes to facing current challenges. This Covid-19 pandemic has brought us all a daily dose of uncertainty. And after many months of lockdown, social distance measures and economic disruption, this dose tastes very bitter.
This week on Litro Lab, we bring you a satyrical poem from no other than resuscitated 18th-century poet Wortley Clutterbuck. Monuments were built in the past to commemorate war and other events from a shameful colonial past. But if they could talk to us these days – what would they say?
The Beachfront Relocation Project (BRP)| Litro Lab Podcast
This week on Litro Lab, we bring you an original piece of surreal fiction. Have you always dreamed of living on a sandy beach? What if someone told you that should be everyone's right?