By Jocelyn Johnson
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This podcast will share a collection of short stories, called The One You Remember, which explore memory, identity, coming of age, and motherhood. Each story takes place in or around Wakefield Middle School, where an eighth grade girl named Sarah Parson has gone missing. Different voices give clues as to what has happened to Sarah and why. Find out more at Jocelyns Stories, http://www.jocelynjohnson.com.
||coconut, final||This story still breaks my heart to read it; here is the final installment of ‘Coconut’ complete with my pup KT sighing in the background. When Satya came to the door and saw me standing there, she didn’t seem surprised or happy. She just [...]||7/9/2010||Gratis||Vedi in iTunes|
||coconut, part 3||—You two could be just like sister, Papa said to me later that evening. I could see how much he approved of Satya, with her too long hair, and the clothes my mom might wear. She really is a beautiful young lady, he said. Then he hugged me, [...]||30/8/2010||Gratis||Vedi in iTunes|
||coconut, part 2||Does anyone ever feel like they really fit in? Maybe so, for a moment or two, but as for me, I mostly feel just a bit out of place. This is the second installment of ‘Coconut’, a story about wanting to belong, but cherishing those shirt-tail [...]||27/8/2010||Gratis||Vedi in iTunes|
||coconut, part 1||The first installment of ‘Coconut’, one of my favorite stories from ‘The One You Remember.’ This short was a finalist for the Jane’s Story Annual award in 2/2009. It begins: I was a nice girl before Principal Jackson ushered Satya into [...]||11/8/2010||Gratis||Vedi in iTunes|
||the episode, final||Here is the final installment of Jarrod, his mother, and their days of judgment. Jarrod’s mother is holding up the backpack between them, like a trophy. Her cheeks sag even as she smiles at him. Her shirt is stretched open in front between the [...]||23/7/2010||Gratis||Vedi in iTunes|
||the episode, part 1||I have a secret love for TV judge shows: Judge Judy, The Judy, The People’s Court. I know its wrong: all those people airing their dirty laundry for a few dollars and my entertainment, but I can’t help myself. And those judges with their TV [...]||14/7/2010||Gratis||Vedi in iTunes|
||some other girl, final||She showed me the bruises on Monday in the locker room. They were mostly on the soft part of her upper arms, dark shadows shaped like giant thumbs. I tried to look away, back at her face, but the thin skin around her hairline had broken out in tiny [...]||7/7/2010||Gratis||Vedi in iTunes|
||some other girl, part 4||I always marvel at where stories come from. This story started with real students eating lunch in my classroom and talking innocently about casting spells. I imagined whole new girls, older and innocent and dark at the same time, with complicated [...]||29/6/2010||Gratis||Vedi in iTunes|
||some other girl, part 3||Momma, Amber said…You told me, you promised me, it would be different once we moved here. It’s not so easy, Mrs. C said roughly. she pulled off that visor, her red hair matted in a ring beneath it. Its not so easy, girlfriend, she repeated, and [...]||26/6/2010||Gratis||Vedi in iTunes|
||some other girl, part 2||As far as our spells went, we had a special way of doing them. We’d sneak around gathering our regular tea candles, making sure the coast was clear. Amber would grab a beer from the fridge. It makes the spells more potent, she’d say. Sometimes [...]||18/6/2010||Gratis||Vedi in iTunes|