Making My First Podcast
I love a creative challenge. Last year, I challenged myself to write a flash fiction story a day for the entire month of October, and I produced a lot of great—and some not so great—stories. This year I’ve been trying something different. Even though I’ve never worked in an audio medium before, I just released my very first podcast.
There weren't always dragons in the Valley. Not until that fateful night… The full moon had risen high above the trees. Three figures stood in its pale glow, deep within the forest. They did not move; they hadn’t for hours. Covered in long black cloaks, hoods over their heads, they looked like shadows turned to stone. Crickets chirruped, echoing in the darkened wood, but the figures stood as silent as the trees, waiting.
Snapple Elements Are Back—But They Are Not the Same
Back in 1999, the popular tea and juice brand Snapple introduced a new line of flavors that would become immortalized in Millennials’ memories forever—Snapple Elements. This line of beverages came in uniquely shaped glass bottles and featured over a dozen flavors, all with names like Fire, Meteor, and Voltage. One of the most popular flavors was Rain, a mix of agave, prickly pear, and white grape. Rain was my favorite—I can still remember it, an ambrosial taste with no equal. When Snapple retired the Elements line, many people, myself included, mourned their loss. This year, however, over two decades since Elements was first released, Snapple has brought them back. But are they the same?