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-1901.01 – 2019-This Will Be Our Year||Description: #Audio. #Blog This will be our year. All of ours. Excerpt: I know I’m not the only person who was more than ready to kick 2018 out the door, and welcome in the promise of a new year. Like a brand new pad of drawing paper,||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM-1812.30 – DDOA-024 – 8thDayAfterXmas||Description: #Audio. #Blog Entenmann’s coffeecake – the taste of home. Excerpt: And more often than not, the dessert would be an Entenmann’s coffeecake. The kind with a crumb topping and pastry cheese filling. That taste,||12/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM-1812.29 – DDOA-023 – 6thDayAfterXmas||Description: #Audio. #Blog Musings on trains, real and toy. Excerpt: Train whistles never sound anything but mournful. My friend Stonefish says it’s just the physics of sound, but I think it’s more. I think there’s a romanticism associated with tr||12/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM-1812.28 – DDOA-022 – 3rdDayAfterXmas||Description: #Audio. #Blog Recording from Bossier City, LA, where we drove to see my aunt. Excerpt: I had a pot of coffee sent to the room (literally, they sent an urn) and we shared one enormous slice of cheesecake,||12/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM-1812.27 – DDOA-027 – 2ndDayAfterXmas||Description: #Audio. #Blog Sheridan’s: an Irish whiskey drink I first tasted in Mexico. Excerpt: And you can’t buy it in the states. So every time I visit my mother in Mexico, I make sure to have enough pesos leftover to buy a bottle of Sheridan’s||12/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM-1812.26 – DDOA-020 – 1stDayAfterXmas||Description: #Audio. #Blog Tree toppers, as requested by Nuchtchas. Excerpt: Two trees means two tree toppers. The main tree, which is seven-and-a-half feet tall and is in the dining room, has a traditional angel on top. For the longest time,||12/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM-1812.24 – DDOA-019 – A Prayer for Advent||Description: #Audio. #Prayer A series of advent prayers, for each of us, and for the world. Excerpt: In this holiday season, May the darkness of winter Be dispelled in this festival of lights, And may the darkness of ignorance Be dispelled in the stren.||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM-1812.23 – DDOA-018 – The Night They Invented Champagne||Description: #Audio. #FlashFic. Zoe catches her parents in a compromising position, and Basil helps her process. Excerpt: “Let me put it this way… you know the song ‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus?’” Zoe waited for partner to nod. Then she co||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM-1812.22 – DDOA-017 – They Grow Up So Fast||Description: #Audio. #FlashFic. Teenagers, magic, and Christmas don’t always go together so well. Excerpt: Helen chuckled. “Oh, if only. Just think how much easier life would be without your friends constantly asking if you could just make their hom||12/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM-1812.20 – DDOA-016 – Jingle Shells||Description: #Audio. #FlashFic. A mermaid finds the perfect gift for her lover. Excerpt: Studying her work, Harmony moved a shell one level higher and replaced it with a piece of blue sea glass. Blue and red were her favorites,||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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
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.