Saturday Show #92: The Laughing Man by J.D. Salinger

11th April

The Austin Writing Workshop returns from hiatus to discuss a piece of micro-fiction and then “The Laughing Man” by J.D. Salinger. Buy Nine Stories here. Click here to read what Goodreads readers have to say about the story (and compare/contrast with the AWW! For funsies!)

Approximate time stamps and micro-descriptions of topics discussed are provided below. … Read More »

Infinite Ending Sample #2: Load-Out by Frank Marcopolos

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4th April

This is one of the ten stories collected in INFINITE ENDING. Click here to purchase.

“The Load-Out/Stay” by Jackson Browne (video) below:

ALMOST HOME Audiobook Giveaways

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1st April

ACX/ gives me 25 complimentary download codes for each book I sell through them. So, if you wanted to grab the audiobook version of ALMOST HOME, but were too stingy to fork over the dough, you may use one of these codes (below) to nab it for free. If you do that, I would **beg** … Read More »

Saturday Show #91: Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (+ Lecture on THEME)

28th March

On this episode of the podcast, Professor Jim gives a fascinating lecture on theme. Also, a member-submitted story is discussed. Pull quote: “William Shakespeare’s entire canon is concerned with the pathos of the irretrievability of time.” Discuss.

Listing of topics discussed and approximate time stamps are below:

0:00 Podcast Teaser

0:17 Infinite Ending Advert

0:53 Podcast Intro

1:46 Professorial lecture … Read More »

Saturday Show #90: The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

14th March

For this episode, a brief discussion of irony in literature and then a performance of the classic short story, “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry, the punster and trick endingster. Enjoy!