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-1808.31 – DDOP-031: Fool’s Gold||Description: #Audio. #ShortShort Nostalgia piece about a day of freedom in the seventies. Excerpt: The three of us went in different directions. Jeff went down the dirt road that led to the neighborhood tucked into the edge of the woods.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM-1808.30 – DDOP-030 – Just As It Should Be||Description: #Audio. #FlashFic A little girl meets her dog at the pound. Excerpt: But something about this poor creature, primate head, exposed skull, cybernetic attachments as well as prosthetic limbs, reptilian (well,||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM-1808.29 – DDOP-029: Snapshots from the Shore||Description: #Audio. #FlashFic Snapshots from a life lived near sand and water. Excerpt: A rare combination of undertow and rip-tide. A moment when she has her back to the waves because he’s got the camera out and pointed at her, and just this once,||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM-1808.28 – DDOP-026: In Memoriam, National Geographic, July 2047||Description: #Audio. #FlashFic Twenty years in the future, a diver is lost. Excerpt: In a recent paper Dr. Casey presented as biologist-in-residence at MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute), she theorized that the increased toxicity of near-.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM-1808.27 – DDOP-027: Porte||Description: #Audio. #FlashFic Finding love when you’re madness controls your power isn’t easy. Excerpt: On their third meeting, though, the moon had been high in the sky after the official festivities of the ball had ended,||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM-1808.26 – DDOP-026: Conversations with Ghosts: Father and Son||Description: #Audio. #FlashFic A father and son have a long-overdue conversation. Excerpt: “Why didn’t you ever play music at home? Katie would have loved your music. You know she’s at Julliard now? And Mom… she kept that piano dusted and tuned||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM-1808.25 – DDOP-025: Kaleidoscope||Description: #Audio. #FlashFic A little girl spends some time using her imagination. Excerpt: Anisa peered through the cardboard tube expecting to see just the flesh of the orange, but her grandmother stroked her hair and reminded her,||8/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM-1808.24 – DDOP-024: Applied Kinesiology||Description: #Audio. #FlashFic A class project leads to some contention. Excerpt: Marco was the first to really be on board with the idea. “Actually,” he said, his slight Italian accent softening the other student’s name,||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMB-1808.23 – DDOP-023 – Not in Oz Anymore||Description: #Audio. #FlashFic The fifth witch tells her story. Excerpt: But not in Kansas, because, really? Kansas? Grasshoppers and wheat fields are just NOT her thing. Instead, she settles in Minnesota, where she’s attracted to places called Blue E||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM-1808.22-DDOP-022: Time Piece||Description: #Audio. #FlashFic A woman tries to her sleep while her partner is on a remote mission. Excerpt: And when the chatter goes silent, when the signal is too weak, too far away, or the remote team is dealing with situations too sensitive to be .||8/22/2018||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