Are you after a perfect commute sized experience presenting the best drama, comedy, sci fi and horror short stories of all time? Join slightly above average height 6 foot and 3 inch Seth Thompson for Tall Man, Short Stories and take your boring old commute and transform it into a narrative experience with a new release every Thursday! Questions comments, email at Seth@KIXI.com
Episode 8 - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
Today, I'm taking you back to my 9th grade english class (shout out to Capital High School in Olympia,WA!) for Civil War Veteran and Author Ambrose Bierce's short tale of an interminable moment in time.
Episode 7 - Hunted Down by Charles Dickens
Murder most foul! Mystery and intrique flow through this short detective story by Dickens. Could the villian be the sinisterly named Mr. Julius Slinkton?! I might even go a step beyond villian and declare him to be both a cad AND a bounder with the trouble he gets into and causes for others... This short story was originally published in 1859.
Episode 6 - The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde
Real tear jerker this week. I love Oscar Wilde and this early story of his carries the emotional weight that he's able to write so well. This short story was originally published in The Happy Prince and Other Tales (sometimes called The Happy Prince and Other Stories) and was first published in May 1888.
Episode 5 - The Million Pound Bank Note by Mark Twain
Mr. Samuel Langhorne Clemens AKA Mark Twain's time to shine! This week's short story selection is the basis for many stage and screen adaptations out there including Brewster's Millions and elements of Trading Places. Some excellent turn-of-the-century social strata observations by my main man Twain.
Episode 4 - Dagon by H.P. Lovecraft
Terrible person, great storyteller. That's H.P. in a nutshell. By request, here's a more bite-size edition of Tall Man, Short Stories for those short commuters I'm so envious of... I present this early entry into Lovecraft's cosmic horror oeuvre featuring the Fish God Dagon.
Episode 3 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Want to consider the concept of mortality in a new and frightening way? This weeks's short story selection is 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', a short story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and first published in Collier's Magazine on May 27, 1922.