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 1804.15 – Faeries, Ghosts, and Myths||Description: #Audio. Three stories by The Bathtub Mermaid: Take Back the Light, Waltzing in the Woods, and Daedalus, Diminished. Excerpt: And everyone knows that you shouldn’t wade while wearing velvet. It soaks up the water and drags you down to the||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM 1712.25 DDOPAdvent-07: A Prayer for Social Justice||Description: #Audio. Many voices, one common wish for peace and social justice Excerpt: Fill the hearts of mankind with the fire of your love, and with the desire to ensure justice for all. Links and References The Dog Days of Advent Special thanks Nuc.||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTBM 1712.22 DDOP-Advent-06: I Pray on Christmas||Description: #Audio. A mother finds solace in music during a delay at the airport. Excerpt: Kathleen stared up at the status board, and couldn’t help letting out a frustrated groan. Her flight had been delayed. Again.||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
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