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Stories from the Borders of Sleep

Author: Seymour Jacklin

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A semi-regular podcast, featuring original stories, fantastic fables and curious tales by written and read by your host, Seymour Jacklin. Each episode is from 8-18 minutes long and takes the listener on an imaginative and thought provoking journey. Aimed at adults but very suitable for children, too.
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Sketching and Painting

Sketching and Painting

2020-10-2620:121

This is a story about an artist called Anna and a surprising discovery she makes in the autumnal woods. 
Brother Savion

Brother Savion

2020-08-2122:181

One day in September, 40 years of the companionship of a forest brings a hermit to the culmination of his life cycle.
The Librarian

The Librarian

2020-05-0122:291

"You know, all this talk we are talking? It's like the sunshine and the rain. It's present or not, but when it is present it soaks and warms and disappears. Nevertheless, the nourishing effect of it lasts and shows continually."
Chippie and Angus

Chippie and Angus

2020-03-2913:23

It's a story about a quiet girl, and I don't want to give too much away ...
Lady Isabella

Lady Isabella

2020-03-0616:07

A story about an unlikely friendship that occurs on an expedition to gather chamomile.
Horseless Carriage

Horseless Carriage

2020-01-1523:011

Just a rather nice little trip down memory lane in later life, wherein we discover that the peacock is a magical bird ... perhaps.
Rehoming

Rehoming

2018-11-1926:241

In which some fascinating things are discovered about the secret lives of plants and other living things.
Water Cure

Water Cure

2018-07-1308:42

Inspired by a piece of music by Paul Morris (https://soundcloud.com/paul-morris-music-for-film) this story tells of a strange visit to an unusual shrink. 
Mortal Uncoil

Mortal Uncoil

2018-05-2011:28

The strange last journey of an old man from this life.
Poor Butterfly

Poor Butterfly

2018-01-1410:48

Two girls get away from it all in a borrowed Studebaker, and get diverted on their way to the coast.
My Journey

My Journey

2015-09-2315:12

Episode 36 ... a little bit of autobiography: part of the story of the inception of 'Stories from the Borders of Sleep'.
Writting for the wedding of a friend, this story recounts the strangest wedding night of all time.
An episode dedicated to corporate daydreamers, opponents and proponents of boardroom bluster, meeting doodlers and anyone who has ever had to circle the waggons, eat their own dogfood or deploy blue-sky thinking - this is for you.
Thrice Buried

Thrice Buried

2015-07-0731:44

As in the King, so in the Kingdom. But how terrible, then, for the Kingdom if the King has lost the will to live...
Kalakut's Gift

Kalakut's Gift

2014-07-0121:15

This is a story about a little girl and a volcano and it's also about a grandfather and a fish, and a village and a rock ... and many other things if you listen carefully.
The Jellyfarglemarsh

The Jellyfarglemarsh

2013-07-1313:03

Here we are, back after a long hiatus, kicking off a new season of fortnightly podcasts with episode 31 - a tale containing a lot of made-up words ...
Cantatur in Taberna

Cantatur in Taberna

2012-08-1821:38

A cautionary tale about drinking in strange taverns.
Returning Student

Returning Student

2012-07-3017:33

Can there be learning without books? Can there be as much to ponder in a day of walking as in a term of studying? A student is forced to face these questions on his way home for the summer.
Occasionally on this podcast, we feature the work of another author from the public domain. This week we have a short story by the marvellous E.M Forster. Writing in the first half of the twentieth century, his romantic soul was troubled by the march of "so called" progress and his voice is still prophetic in our own times. Enjoy!
Iron and Wood

Iron and Wood

2012-04-2223:231

A woodcutter, a sailor, a lace maker, and a mysterious old woman ... sounds like a fairytale to me.  
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Comments (6)

Mehrafrouz Kalantar

Nice but the music played during the story was annoying

Apr 21st
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Jennifer Richardson

I was so excited to hear a brand new story! Thank you so much for sharing your excellent storytelling skills with us again.

Jan 15th
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Ricky Lee

nice

Sep 19th
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yokesh sharma

one of best thing I have found so far, thanks for such a wonderful podcast. I'll be happy to listen more from you.

Mar 24th
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Liton Ahmed

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Feb 11th
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