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My Podcast Journey
Two years ago, nearly to the day, I began a story about a man walking his dog. Some of you had read it; The Trees Swallow People. Over the next two years, I continued to expand a short story into a 45K horror story about mania, depression, cults, supernatural trees, and a little Yorkie called Diva. Now, not only is it available to read in its entirety, it's a published podcast series on Spotify and audio-book on Audible. You can go to Spotify, Youtube, or any good podcast platform and listen to all 6 hours, across 24 episodes, for free.
The Waiting Rooms - 1
Mary had only just died when she woke up. It took her another minute before she would realise that though the bright white void was to be expected, the jumbling and constant crackle of sound wasn’t, especially when it seemed oddly familiar. A double-ring of a bell, the patter and shush of rail tracks, the call of commotion, the brush of a breeze, and the flop and strain of a door opening. This sounded nothing like the hospice.
- Top Story - October 2023
1 Year On Basic IncomeTop Story - October 2023
The Basic Income For The Arts is a pilot scheme run by the Department Of Arts in Ireland that has selected 2,000 volunteer artists, creatives, and art-workers to participant in a 3-year-long study to record and report the effects of a Basic Income scheme on the artistic/creative industries and practitioners of Ireland. The scheme official began in October 2022 and will continue until August 2025.
Charlie eyed the waiting room children's toys with uneasy judgement. He was picturing the countless children over the years who had played with blocks on rails, the picture book with flaps for doors, windows, and gates, and a winding, pull-along caterpillar with wheels, imagining what it would be like if he had a child with Natasha, sitting beside him in Dr. Manning's practice, to bring and let play with them.