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Episode 14: “The Oncoming Storm” by Bill Kirton

Sudden Fictions

Release Date: 04/07/2023

Episode 68: Episode 68: "A Dangerous Meeting" by Alex S. Johnson

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Host: Alex S. Johnson is a retired English professor, human rights activist, journalist, editor, author and publisher. He is the author of Weird, Bizarro, dark erotica, horror and unclassified dark satire tales and poems. His work has been praised by such luminaries as John Shirley, Ray Garton, Robert Devereaux and Ellyn Maybe. In a 2017 column, Brian Keene listed him in a short list of Bizarro authors including Garrett Cook: "Alex S. Johnson is Bizarro." His upcoming books include The Doom Hippies III: Cancelled and Deleted Tales--"A Dangerous Meeting" was deleted post...

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Host: Lucretia Stanhope, a neurodiverse, relentlessly optimistic chronic illness warrior with less grace than determination, navigates her crone stage in a quaint Midwest town surrounded by cornfields. Amidst enduring medical trials that could rival horror stories, her pen never rests. When not lost in the wonderful lands of her imagination, she finds solace in doting on her three chihuahuas and her endlessly patient husband, a fellow scribe who shares her love for storytelling, boundless enthusiasm for the adventures yet to unfold, and never denies her dessert first.

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Host: Gary Robbe is an educator and writer currently living in Colorado. He has had numerous stories published in e-zines, magazines, anthologies, and podcasts. His debut collection of short stories, Not Buried Deep Enough, was published in October 2023. Gary is a member of the Horror Writers Association, the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and a founding member of the Denver Horror Collective. He is also an associate editor with Bewildering Stories. 

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Host: Nora B. Peevy is a cat trapped in a human’s body. Please send help or tuna. She toils away for JournalStone and Trepidatio Publishing as a submission reader, is a co-founder and editor for Alien Sun Press, a reviewer for Hellnotes, co-editor and art/writing contributor for Weird Fiction Quarterly, and has been published by Eighth Tower Press, The Wicked Library Podcast, Sudden Fictions Podcast and other places. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing from Cardinal Stritch University and is a photographer for Getty Images. Usually, you can...

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Episode 64: Episode 64: "The Wander Problem" by Melissa Burkart

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Host: Melissa Burkart currently lives in downeast Maine with her family and writes in the pauses of parenting two young kids. Her short stories have appeared in The Word Count podcast and the anthologies Fight Like a Girl and What Follows under M. J. King. You can occasionally find her at  or Instagram @writinginterrupted.

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Episode 63: Episode 63: "A Book Of Erotic Poetry, Bound In Soft Leather" by Michael Ehart

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Host: Michael Ehart has been at various times all the expected things: laborer, seminary student, musician, shoe salesman, political consultant, teacher, diaper truck driver, stand-up comedian, and the least important guy with an office at a movie studio. He made his first sale to a magazine at age 15, which means he has been writing for over 50 years, with the aforementioned occasional breaks for gainful employment....

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Episode 62: Episode 62: "There are Worse Travel Companions” by Karl Dandenell

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Host: Karl Dandenell is a graduate of Viable Paradise and a Full Member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association. He and his family, plus their cat overlords, live on an island near San Francisco famous for its Victorian architecture and low speed limits. His preferred drinks are strong black tea and single malt whiskey, generally without ice. Karl’s fiction and poetry have appeared in publications and podcasts in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Follow his occasional posts and read more of his fiction at .

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Episode 60: Episode 60: "Wanderlust" by Bill Kirton

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Host: Bill Kirton was born in Plymouth, England a long time ago but has lived most of his life in Scotland. He has written stage and radio plays, songs and sketches for revues, flash fiction, short stories, novels, stories for children and books aimed at helping students to write effective academic essays and dissertations and get the most out of university and work. Dr. Kirton has been a university lecturer, actor, director, TV presenter, visiting professor and artist at the University of Rhode Island, spent a few years as a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow in universities in...

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Episode 59: Episode 59: "Those Who Wander" by Kristin Kirby

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Host: Kristin Kirby is an award-winning fiction writer and screenwriter who currently makes her home in the Southwest. Her work has appeared in the anthology Negative Space 2: A Return to Survival Horror, MYTHIC Magazine, The Overcast podcast, Space and Time, 365tomorrows, Eldritch Tales, and other publications. You can find her at .

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Host: R. B. Wood

The April 2023 theme of "Storm" begins with a coming-of-age story by returning author Bill Kirton.

Bill Kirton was born in Plymouth, England, studied French at Exeter University, and graduated in 1962. While teaching at Hardye’s School, Dorchester, he started his Ph.D. on the theatre of Victor Hugo and was a lecturer at Aberdeen University from 1968 to 1989.

He’s also been a voice-over artist, TV presenter and has extensive experience of acting and directing. His directing credits include many French language plays as well as works by Shakespeare, Orton, Beckett, and Ionesco. He spent a sabbatical year at the University of Rhode Island Theater Department, which commissioned translations of 3 Molière plays from me, one of which he directed himself. The script also won third prize in the British Comparative Literature Association’s Annual Translation competition, 1999.

Bill wrote and performed songs and sketches in revues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, stage plays, two of which were commissioned by Aberdeen Children’s Theatre, and radio plays for the BBC, two of which were also broadcast in Australia.

Since the late 1990s, his writing has concentrated on prose fiction. He has written many short stories and ten novels, two of which have won awards, with a third being long-listed for the Rubery International Book Award.

Bill has held posts as a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at universities in Aberdeen, Dundee and St Andrews and, since 2015, have been the organiser of a Scotland-wide scheme which places professional writers in schools to help students with the transition to writing at university. He still gives workshops in schools from Orkney to Dundee as part of the scheme and he’s written five books in Pearson Educational’s ‘Brilliant’ series on the study, writing, and workplace skills. Bill also co-authored ‘Just Write’ for Routledge.

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