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A show of original short stories written based on a different theme each 'cast! Read by the authors and hosted by Fantasy author R. B. Wood.

The Word Count R.B. Wood

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A show of original short stories written based on a different theme each 'cast! Read by the authors and hosted by Fantasy author R. B. Wood.

    Humans of the Future

    Humans of the Future

    HUMANS of the FUTURE
    Host: R. B. Wood    Show Notes: HTTP://www.rbwood.com
    Ten years, 100 podcasts--it all comes down to this very last show.
    To our listeners, I say thank you for allow is to entertain you with our stories--nearly 700 of them--we wrote these for you.
    To the authors who have shared stories on the show--there would have been NO "Word Count Podcast" without you. Thank you for your time and your talent.
    The Prompt:

    GUESTS:
    Rob Edwards –“100 Humans of the Future”
    M. J. King – “They Don't Win in This One”
    Karl Dandenell - “Stones of Särdal” 
    Cameron Garriepy - "Dinner Plans"
    C. Thomas Smith -"Morpheus"
    Maria Haskins –“The Stars in Heaven Sing a Music”
    W. B. J. Williams –“A Phoenix Lands”
    Jack Gwaltney & John McCaffrey –“Unclogged”
    Bill Kirton –“Perhaps. Nothing More”
    Eden Baylee – “Final Cut”
    R. B. Wood -"100"
     

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Humans of the Present

    Humans of the Present

    HOST: R. B. Wood      SHOW NOTES: http://www.rbwood.com
    As I mentioned last time, after the 100th show, the sun will finally be setting on the Word Count Podcast after ten years.
    Ten years. My God.
    But before I tear up and get all "old man nostalgic," we still have two shows left to knock out of the park.
    Episode 99 continues our "Human" trilogy of shows and we have six brand new stories about Humans of the present.
    The #WordCountIrregulars certainly have outdone themselves this time 'round!
    The picture for the prompt and inspiration?

    GUESTS:
    Jack Gwaltney & John McCaffrey – “I Feel Love...I Think”
    Maria Haskins – “From A Distance, Constellations”
    Rob Edwards - "Doctor Deathray and the Girl in the Orchard"
    W. B. J. Williams – “An Old Grudge”
    M. J. King - "Pay Attention"
    Eden Baylee & Bill Kirton – “I Am What I Am”

    • 52 min
    Humans of the Past

    Humans of the Past

    Humans of the Past
    Host: R. B. Wood  Show Notes: www.rbwood.com
    Episode 98 begins our "Human" trilogy of shows, and we have five brand new stories about Humans of the past.
    The WordCountIrregulars certainly have outdone themselves this time 'round!
    The Picture for the prompt and inspiration?

    GUESTS:
    Bill Kirton – “The Dig”
    Eden Baylee -"How to Get A Head"
    Rob Edwards – “Professor Prodigious' Discovery“
    Jack Gwaltney & John McCaffrey –“Modern Man”
    W. B. J. Williams –“The Girl and the Unicorn”

    • 37 min
    Strength in Numbers

    Strength in Numbers

    Host: R. B. Wood  Show Notes: www.rbwood.com
    Finally.
    The "Year of Hell" as I'm calling 2020, took a personal turn over the summer.
    The details are unimportant. But suffice to say that there were troubles and they were addressed (or continue to be addressed).
    Prompt:

    GUESTS:
    Bill Kirton & Eden Baylee – “A Tale of Two Geralds”
    Maria Haskins – “The Rules of Meerkats“
    Jack Gwaltney & John McCaffrey – “Saturday Morning”

    • 32 min
    Who Goes There?

    Who Goes There?

    "WHO GOES THERE?"
    HOST: R. B. Wood       SHOW NOTES: http://www.rbwood.com
    Time flies when you're in quarantine, I guess. But my bright spots each month include receiving stories from the Word Count Irregulars based on a theme posted earlier in the month, and putting those stories in a FREE to Listen podcast just for you!
    Our theme this year is Animals and I gave our intrepid author's this creepy picture to get the creative juices flowing:

    GUESTS:
     Bill Kirton – “Who Am I?”
    W. B. J. Williams – “What the Owl Brings at Night”
    Jack Gwaltney & John McCaffrey – “Jeopardy”
    Maria Haskins - "Owl, Girl, Rooks"
    Eden Baylee - "At Long Last Sleep"

    • 35 min
    Sssssilence

    Sssssilence

    "Sssssilence"
    Host: R. B. Wood        Show Notes: http://www.rbwood.com
    I hope this post finds you and your families all well and safe. 2020 has been a nightmare so far, hasn’t it? I hope the coming months see better times ahead for us all.
    Our theme this year is Animals and the Word Count Irregulars were given the task of writing a story based on this picture:

    I have a secret love of snakes and the writers have an amazing show for you this time around!
    GUESTS:
    Eden Baylee & Bill Kirton – “Invasion”
    Salvantonio Clemente - "Secrets Don’t Make Friends"
    W. B. J. Williams –“The Serpent in the Halub Tree”
    Jack Gwaltney & John McCaffrey –“A Snake Charmer”

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

BuddyGott ,

A great show for both readers and writers

As my title for this review says, this is a great show for both readers and writers. Readers get to hear very good short pieces read by their very talented authors. Writers get to hear very well-constructed and well-written stories. Aside from the stories being entertaining, they're also educational in the ways that they are written.

Also, host R.B. Wood does a great job running it all.

If you enjoy writing or reading, give this show a listen.

CrossHavenHarpist ,

Brilliant!

A fantastic outlet for new and upcoming authors. I highly recommend this podcast for those looking for new reading material, those that appreciate art, or those that want to support writing in all its forms.

~Julia Mae Staley

Kadin Seton ,

Terrific podcast for writers and listeners!

R. B. Wood is a genuinely creative and entertaining host! The Word Count podcast offers a fantastic opportunity for writers to present their work, while providing a wonderful listening experience for those who tune in. Most of the episodes highlight fictional tales based on a predetermined theme. R. B. Wood gives each program a fresh approach as well as nice transitions from story to story. Well worth the time to listen in!

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