In this short story, a physicist navigates marriage with a woman who thinks differently than him. A family holiday weekend explodes with the unlikely catalyst of a mis-translated Welsh word. Get the ebook "A Physicist's Guide to Love" to read Butterflie..
How do people react when a spreading, worldwide catastrophe causes people to lose gravity and fall up and off the earth? Get the ebook "A Physicist's Guide to Love" to read The Falling and 17 other stories. Find more short story podcasts at Fresh New S...
In this short story, an imaginative girl’s legends of how the world began causes her school to question if there is a problem at home. There may be, but it’s not what the school may think.Get the ebook "A Physicist's Guide to Love" to read Creation Myth..
This week’s episode features the short story that won The Writers’ Union of Canada short fiction Competition. It’s also one of the collection’s three stories set in Newfoundland. Like I Was Fire is about a young firefighter, his demanding mentor, and the.
This week’s story follows a family with high expectations for a special vacation, old guidebooks, and more baggage than what they checked for the flight. The White Gorilla was shortlisted for The Writers’ Union of Canada national short story competition..
This week’s story features a physicist navigating love and lakes in Northern Ontario.As he returns home from working at the Very Large Array, he reflects on the events that brought him his first telescope, the girl he loved, and her enigmatic father.Ge...
In The Tornado Lovers, a woman credits learning French for saving her life. Her pilgrimage to France is interrupted by a natural phenomena and a pair of young lovers with risky appetites.Get the ebook "A Physicist's Guide to Love" to read The Tornado Lo..
Tune in this week for a different form of short story. Colleagues and friends remember Jack Jefferson, the Dean of Game Show Hosts. Game shows are America’s story, more than any other medium or genre, one of Jack’s writers contends. Anyone can be a winne.
This episode’s short story, Tender Fruit, resonates today as people make difficult decisions about their small businesses and passions that they’ve pursued.Tender Fruit is by Deepam Susan Wadds. Tender Fruit won The Writers’ Union of Canada short story ..
In The Passage, a photographer reflects on how he got his start at 15 with a heart-breaking photo he didn’t expect from the girl he loved but could never have. It takes place at the beginning of the 1950s in St. John’s, shortly after Confederation, when .
This week’s story, Ash, follows a young couple perilously close to the birth of their first child, the threat of ash falling on their carefully planned neighbourhood, and an older couple living next door who seem to be building a tower of household goods.
This week’s story, Atomic Distances, takes us to a beach in Florida where an electrician watches over a group of partyers. He became addicted to saving people in mortal circumstances after trying to revive a colleague. That’s when he discovered the space.
This week’s story, Mastering Surface Tension, is by Barbara Black. It won the Writers’ Union of Canada Short Story competition for 2017. Mastering Surface Tension takes us into the home and mind of an ordinary man with a sudden, extraordinary imagination.
This week’s story is The Destroying Angel, by John Blackmore. An annual fall camping trip for three 40-something friends is upended by the inclusion of Tanner, a non-stop talker and alpha male. The situation goes from irritating to deadly with the discov.
This week’s story is Skaterman by John Blackmore, and is in two parts. In Part 1, French athlete Alain Boisclair places fourth in all five speed-skating events at the Lake Placid Olympics.Bitterly disappointed, he borrows a fellow Olympian’s bronze meda..
In Skaterman Part 2, French athlete Alain has triumphed in the subway as the Silver Skater. He heads to the tip of Manhattan to see the Statue of Liberty and is met by the woman who gave him the ride from Lake Placid. In the special Liberty hotel suite, .
This week’s story is The Rogue Elephant, by John Blackmore. Reunite with the couple from The Tornado Lovers before they married. Charlotte and Bernard are backpacking in India and learn what happens when your sense of wonder, awe and love weakens, even i.