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.
||ExplicitBest seller||After years of trying to write The Great American Novel and failing, Fred gave up writing. “Why?” asked Joe, Fred’s agent. “I know you have it in you.” “No, I don’t,” said Fred. “But you do.” “Me?” Fred became Joe’s agent,||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGeorge the Talent Scout||George was a pirate, but he wasn’t a very good pirate. He could spot good talent, though. Several of the cabin boys he’d found at local schools had grown up to become great pirates. George was proud of them,||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWeekly Challenge #648 – Chaos||Welcome to the 100 Word Stories podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. This is the Weekly Challenge, where I post a topic and then challenge you to come up with a 100 word story based on that topic. We’ve got stories by: Lizzie Tura Richard Charlie Tu||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe topic of the next weekly challenge is PICK TWO: Minefield, Fountain, Angle, Craft, Sodium, Salute, Engine, Candle, Case||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?||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDiseased solution||When you go to an amusement park or public event, do it when you’re sick. That way, you immune system is already active and working on fighting illness and infection. Otherwise, when you’re fine and healthy,||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitO Disneyland||Disneyland is Disneyland. Getting in the park early will let you ride a few rides before the long lines take over. And thank God for the purse checks and metal detectors doing their security theater routine.||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJerry’s boat||Jerry counted down the days to retirement. “I plan to build a boat and sail it over as much water as I can before I die,” he said. We tried to convince him that he should just buy a boat or lease one instead. But Jerry had a dream,||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnd dead men tell no tales||Dead men tell no tales! warns the pirate’s skull as our boat tips down the slide and we float past scene after scene of skeletons, treasure, and wreckage. Not if you depose them first, I mumble. The trial is four days away. To get my mind off of this,||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGeorge the Camper||George was a pirate, but he wasn’t a very good pirate. On paper, he was really good. His certificate from Pirate Summer Camp. A sash full of Pirate Scout Merit Badges. Several bronze medals from the Pirate Olympics.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGeorge the Receipt Guy||George was a pirate, but he wasn’t a very good pirate. Whenever he pillaged, he gave out receipts so the homeowner could claim the loss on their insurance. And he was too much of a gentleman to do the whole raping thing. As for plundering, well,||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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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.
The greatest podcast of it's kind
Of course, I don't know any other podcast of this kind but be that as it may try it and you'll like it.
The Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of 100 Word Fiction
Think writing was a b**ch before? Try doing it with a 100 word limit. Laurence and friends lay it out daily with clever new fiction that never lasts more then a minute or two. Worth it for the weekly challenges alone.