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Short Story Hunters Litopia Flash Club

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Flash Fiction

    Short Story Hunters - Episode 12 - Series One Finale - Bang!

    Short Story Hunters - Episode 12 - Series One Finale - Bang!

    Well, they somehow managed an entire series despite many attempted injunctions to have them taken off air. B and Jonny see out Series One with the grand finale, Bang - based around 3 stories about explosions. First up is the opening extract from The Panopticon Experiment, a gripping tale of friendship and hope by Rachel Caldecott. Rachel's book can be purchased here: https://amzn.to/2THYKHv  Next it's Bang! by James Marinero, about a man's desperate race against time. Will he make it unscathed? And finally comes Terror by Nina. Terror has been sponsored by Kitchen Sink Productions Inc. Oh, and a word of warning. B. and Jonny will definitely be back with series two very soon.

    • 21 min
    Short Story Hunters - Episode 11 - Balloon and Sunburst

    Short Story Hunters - Episode 11 - Balloon and Sunburst

    No, it's not a new hard-hitting crime series. It's more fun chat as the Internet's only Hiberno-Swiss duo return for the penultimate episode of Series 1. 

    B. recommends the many health benefits of drinking hot water, while Jonny remembers, as a lad, always having wanted but never receiving a helium-filled balloon. This week’s stories, from The Litopia Flash Club, were inspired by the prompts: “Balloon” and “Sunburst”. They are: An Encounter With Pirates by Matthew Snoding. Gita by Benjamin S, and Ten Pounds for a Balloon? No Thanks by an Anonymous contributor.

    • 21 min
    Short Story Hunters - Episode 10 - Locked In

    Short Story Hunters - Episode 10 - Locked In

    Before you get your hopes up, B & Jonny haven't been. They managed to get to the Lit Lounge again and somehow foist another show on an unsuspecting public. This week they're featuring two short stories on the "Locked In" theme, along with an excerpt from a newly published, gripping and tense thriller. #MandyDream visits Vlogger, Mandy, who's just about managing to get through Lockdown. Drive Me Nuts sees Constable Watkins and his Sarge try to unravel a perplexing mystery of a disturbed man, and Broken Fingers, is the opening 500 words of new thriller by author Stephen Coombes. You can check out and purchase Steve's book by following this link: https://amzn.to/3z00Fas  

    • 20 min
    Short Story Hunters - Episode 9 - The Dating Game

    Short Story Hunters - Episode 9 - The Dating Game

    Keeping their weekly date in the now legendary Lit Lounge, B & Jonny explore the frequently tricky subject of dating, with the usual mix of fun and wry sideways glancing. The show features three stories on fledgling relationships: My First Love by Rachel Caldecott, Faint Heart by Eva Ulian and Cinderella 2.0 by David Lewis.

    • 16 min
    Short Story Hunters - Episode 8 - Murderous Intentions

    Short Story Hunters - Episode 8 - Murderous Intentions

    Well, you can't have too much of a good thing, but in the meantime you'll have to put up with another one of these. This time B & Jonny take an amusing look at murderous intentions showcasing three more short stories on that theme. This week we have: Neighbours by Matthew Snoding. How to Commit The Perfect Crime by Sinead and Till Death Us Do Part by Jake Joy.

    • 17 min
    Short Story Hunters - Episode 7 - Childhood Homes and Memories

    Short Story Hunters - Episode 7 - Childhood Homes and Memories

    Believe it or not, B and Jonny are still at large. Yes. Apparently there's been a problem with the paperwork and the writs haven't been served yet. So this week they're looking at childhood homes and the memories they hold, with three more short stories based on that theme. Sculpture by J A Babo. App-eals by Stacey Noe and The Layover by Steve Why.

    • 17 min

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FlannOBee ,

Great fun and short stories

Short story hunters presented by B and Johnny, is a really fun 15-minute weekly podcast. Lots of banter between the two presenters who showcase the short stories of writers, most of whom are unpublished. It has an open door submissions policy and anyone can submit a story of 500 words maximum.

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