The 100 Word Stories Podcast
By Laurence Simon
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100 word stories written and recorded by Laurence Simon every day, and a Weekly Challenge rounding up the best 100 word stories on a given topic every Sunday.
||ExplicitFishmonger||A fishmonger trades in fish. A slaver trades in people. So, who trades in mermaids? A fishmonger or a slaver? They’re half-fish, half-people. But then, are you trading in mermaids as a commodity, or are you representing them as an agent or employment||2/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGo get the lemons||I never liked the idea that if Life hands you lemons, you should make lemonade. You shouldn’t wait for Life to hand you lemons. Nobody goes around handing out lemons. Instead, you’ll probably get handed some handbill for a protest,||2/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThrown under the bus||Okay, so your team threw you under the bus. At least they threw you under a bus. I mean, that’s public transportation, right? Was that bus running on clean-burning diesel or compressed natural gas, or some other lower-carbon footprint power source?||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBoring at the booth||The problem with coming up with a cool schtick for a conference exhibit is that you end up having to do it a few hundred times. Over. And over. And over. Yeah, I know. It’s funny. For you. For me, it was funny the first few times,||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSkyNet||SkyNet kept sending back terminator robots in human biological casings, and various members of the Connor family kept destroying them.“It got smart,” was what Kyle Reece had said, but how smart is a musclebound terminator robot speaking in an Austri||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMake my day||In the movie Sudden Impact, Dirty Harry Callahan says “Go ahead, make my day.” He’s taunting a criminal to run so he can see if he’s got one bullet left in his gun. However, the criminal could have made Dirty Harry’s day in a different way,||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWeekly Challenge #669 – MUG||Richard Serendipity Lizzie Tura Tom Duane Jerry Laieanna Norval Joe Planet Z LIZZIE The mug was empty.The cop sniffed it, after pulling it closer with a pen. He shook his head.Then, they went through the whole house. Nothing looked out of place,||2/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe topic of the next Weekly Challenge is SHARP||Hi there. This is Laurence Simon of the 100 Word Stories Podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. Every week, I post a topic for the Weekly Challenge, where you come up with the stories and I collect them up and share them. Want to give it a try?||2/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChase the lizards||The cats go outside and catch lizards. Then they come inside and release the lizards. The lizards run around, and the cats chase them. Then, after a while, the cats tire of chasing the lizards, and they go back outside, or they curl up for a nap.||2/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWe’re Not In Kansas||When Dorothy Gale told her dog that she didn’t think they were still in Kansas anymore, she couldn’t have been more wrong. Oz, Kansas is right there on the map. Can’t miss it. All the Munchkins and Quadlings and Winged Monkeys.||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun. Short. Fun. Did I mention fun? Great podcast idea and very entertaining.
Elisson's a master of storytelling
I know, it's my podcast, but I think it's fair to review another author and contributor, right? Well, Elisson's podcasts are the perfect intro of music, potted down for interesting and twisted tales, and then the final outtro back into the music. A rapid-fire delight for the ears, like some Ziegfeld comedian on the stage or in the bar pulling a fast one as the orchestra tunes up. The rest do not use musical accompaniment or sound effects, unlike the well-produced Seanachai podcast. Simplicity is the key to this podcast's survival. Andrew Ian Dodge's delivery may be stilted at times, but the tales are always creepy and leave you wondering what will come next in the serial progression. Tomer Israeli is just downright disturbing and mad. A sick and secret delight each and every time he manages to churn one out. Finally, the Weekly Challenges bring together all kinds of authors - silly, sick, sweet, sappy... and my old college pal Planet Z ends up mocking my style by showing me up with an even better version of my own way of looking at the world. If not for my own stories, listen for the others. They are what makes the podcast what it is.
Shave your head, get a wet sponge, and flip the switch
I love this podcast. It's witty, sarcastic, and the stories can be rather thoughtful. They are very well written.