69 episodes

Mythical Minstrelsy and Flash Fiction Fridays will focus on flash fictions centering around folklore, myth, fantasy, and magic that I have written or have been sent to me for publication. Book reviews will also be published. Author, editor, illustrator, publisher, poet, and rpg site owner interviews are planned for in the future. The episodes are intentionally short due to the nature of flash fiction. Reviews tend to go up on Wednesdays, Flashfictions on Fridays, Interviews Sundays.

If you wish YOUR poetry, short fiction, or flash fictions to be included on the podcast, or to be interviewed, please see Podcast Submissionsl for details. Featured work is paid, interviews are not.

I am the author of the "Selkies' Skins" and "Dragon Shaman" series. I also write poetry, illustrate, and do some narration. I also run a small publishing company, THG StarDragon Publishing.

You can find me on my Patreon where I post content first, as it is my central location for sharing all of my projects. Check out the links below for other places to find me and how you can help. Back issues will eventually be uploaded to Gumroad.

Mythical Minstrelsy and Flash Fiction Fridays Teresa Garcia

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Mythical Minstrelsy and Flash Fiction Fridays will focus on flash fictions centering around folklore, myth, fantasy, and magic that I have written or have been sent to me for publication. Book reviews will also be published. Author, editor, illustrator, publisher, poet, and rpg site owner interviews are planned for in the future. The episodes are intentionally short due to the nature of flash fiction. Reviews tend to go up on Wednesdays, Flashfictions on Fridays, Interviews Sundays.

If you wish YOUR poetry, short fiction, or flash fictions to be included on the podcast, or to be interviewed, please see Podcast Submissionsl for details. Featured work is paid, interviews are not.

I am the author of the "Selkies' Skins" and "Dragon Shaman" series. I also write poetry, illustrate, and do some narration. I also run a small publishing company, THG StarDragon Publishing.

You can find me on my Patreon where I post content first, as it is my central location for sharing all of my projects. Check out the links below for other places to find me and how you can help. Back issues will eventually be uploaded to Gumroad.

    Flash Fiction Fridays #44: (Ame's Art Desk crossover episode) The Celestial Companions

    Flash Fiction Fridays #44: (Ame's Art Desk crossover episode) The Celestial Companions

    A short story set within the Selkies' Skins universe by Teresa Garcia. This story is set sometime after Kirsty Makay has become a Merstudies professor at Castle Carrick, during the time she works to improve acceptance and peaceful relations with various merfolk. Here, she consults The Book of Seals in pursuit of an intriguing lost magical technology.

    • 20 min
    Flash Fiction Fridays #38: Flash Novel Author Nancy Stohlman Interview

    Flash Fiction Fridays #38: Flash Novel Author Nancy Stohlman Interview

    In this interview, I chat with Nancy about her latest flash novel, "After the Rapture," writing, life, routines, and about being a professor, and the importance of college. The audio is already posted to my Patreon in a patron-only level to allow my Patreon Patrons a chance to hear it first.

    Nancy Stohlman is the author of six books including Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction (2020), winner of the 2021 Reader Views Gold Award and re-released in 2022 as an audiobook. Her fiction includes After the Rapture (March 7, 2023), Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities (2018), The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories (2014), The Monster Opera (2013), and Searching for Suzi: a flash novel (2009). Nancy’s work has been anthologized widely, appeared in the Norton anthology New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction and The Best Small Fictions 2019, as well as adapted for stage and screen. She teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder, as well as around the world through online instruction and destination retreats. 

    CONNECT WITH NANCY ONLINE 
    OFFICIAL WEBSITE: NancyStohlman.com
    FACEBOOK: /nancy.stohlman
    YOUTUBE: /nancystohlman
    TWITTER: @nancystohlman
    FLASH FICTION RETREATS: flashfictionretreats.com

    Round The Fire Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle #2: The Beetle Hunter

    Round The Fire Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle #2: The Beetle Hunter

    This is a live read recording of a reading done for the Trotsdale Library of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Beetle Hunter" from his collection "Round the Fire Stories." As this reading is not done in a sound treated room there is a difference in quality between this and how I record for audiobooks done for or via ACX, Fiverr, or Findaway Voices.

    Recorded October 11, 2020
    Processed October 20, 2020Life got in the way of uploading to the podcast. It went up on Youtube the year intended though.

    • 41 min
    Round The Fire Stories (Conan Doyle) 1: Leather Funnel

    Round The Fire Stories (Conan Doyle) 1: Leather Funnel

    This is a recording of a live read done for the Trotsdale Library in Second Life of the short story "Leather Funnel" from the collection "Round the Fire Stories" by Arthur Conan Doyle as part of my contribution to Halloween and Nightmare Night festivities. This book is in the Public Domain and freely available to download at Gutenberg.org. This is yet another catch up post that did not manage to make it over when it was supposed to.

    Not intended for children.

    As this recording had to be done while sitting by the computer to allow for speedy response in case of raids this is not at the usual quality of recording and was not done with my usual setup. It has been reduced down to mono due to some issues found in the recording file.

    Narrator: Teresa Garcia

    • 36 min
    Ame's Bookshelf Interviews: Interviewing Author and Actress Vaishnavi Macdonald

    Ame's Bookshelf Interviews: Interviewing Author and Actress Vaishnavi Macdonald

    I was given the opportunity to interview new author and longtime Indian film and TV actress Vaishnavi Macdonald after a referral by my friend Sanghamitra Dasgupta. Her book is available for pre-order and will be released October 1st, 2020. This was supposed to be posted October 2020 to the podcast (not just the vidcast) but chaos happened.

    • 9 min
    Chinese Folk Tales #18 The Pop-eyed Dragonfly and the Earthworm

    Chinese Folk Tales #18 The Pop-eyed Dragonfly and the Earthworm

    In the old days they say body parts could be loaned. In this tale we learn why Dragonfly has such large eyes and why the earthworm has none. This was supposed to have been uploaded in October of 2020, but things were a little chaotic for me.

    • 8 min

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