The Bathtub Mermaid
By The Bathtub Mermaid
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Essays and short fiction from MissMeliss, the Bathtub Mermaid (aka Melissa A. Bartell).
||CleanTBM 1712.09 DDOP-Advent-05: In Every Age||Description: #Audio. Happy Hanukkah! It’s the second night of Hanukkah, so this is a Hanukkah story. Excerpt: She played the chord again, and saw the children gathered around her focus their attention. And why not?||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM 1712.09 DDOP-Advent-04: Winter Flames||Description: Sunday Brunch column for Modern Creative Life. An essay on the flames we light in winter. Excerpt: And yet, these winter holidays all have something in common as well – aside from the tendency to celebrate with incredibly delicious,||12/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM 1712.07 DDOP-Advent-07: Poinsettias||Description: Flash-fiction written for 2016 Holidailies: A young woman and her grandmother add Holiday Magic to some seasonal plants. Excerpt: The inside of the greenhouse is a technological marvel, with heat lamps and misters and every kind of measuri.||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM 1712.05 DDOP-Advent-02: Only If It’s Eartha Kitt||Description: Flash-fiction: an aunt and niece discuss the holidays and Eartha Kitt. Excerpt: The older woman’s dithering lit a fire in her niece. “Aunt Lena you have been playing hermit at Christmas since I was sixteen years old. I’m twenty-six no||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM 1712.03 DDOP-Advent-01: The Coming of the Cardinals||Description: Sunday Brunch essay from Modern Creative Life. Excerpt: Rather, I’m a backyard bird-watcher. I enjoy following the antics of the bully Blue Jay who drives the starlings and finches out of the trees, only for them to settle right back in.||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM 1710.26 – Forget Ophelia (and other stories)||Description: Three pieces of spooky short fiction, read by the Bathtub Mermaid and Friends. Excerpt: I, on the other hand, died in the prettiest way possible. No, not alcohol. Not pills either. Consumption. Oh, you call it tuberculosis these days,||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM 1710.12 – Just Breathe (and other stories)||Description: Three pieces of spooky short fiction, read by the Bathtub Mermaid and Friends. Excerpt: I plunge backwards into the water. They always push you overboard in the split second when you forget to anticipate the shove.||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM 1708.31 DDOP-31: Bloody Roses||Description: Flash prompt. Days after the fact. Kind of grim. Excerpt: It wasn’t usual anymore, the burying of bodies, but I had insisted. “I want to bring him home. I want to bury him next to his grandfather.” And so,||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM 1708.30 DDOP-30: Mel-Babble||Description: Mel Babble. Raw, unedited chatter. Probably you should just skip it. Excerpt: Vegetables can be cute. My house makes me sad. Links & References: The Dog Days of Podcasting homepage Learn more about me at MissMeliss.||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM 1708.29 DDOP-29: Game Point||Description: Several months ago, I was reminded that K’Ehleyr from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Marshall’s mom on How I Met Your Mother were both played by Suzi Plakson. Fanfiction happened. Nuchtchas was kind enough to read it for me.||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Ip in Smoke
A smokey, smooth mystery with a twist. Melissa set the scene perfectly and one can see the leather chairs pulled up to the fireplace. The ending is a surprise.
Melissa's reading is smooth and perfect for a noir story.
Stories, essays, and eclectic musings
I love hearing Melissa's voice so hearing her tell me stories is just gravy. My only complaint is there aren't more episodes, but there will be