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Stuck in Time

Stuck in Time

2022-06-2206:50

It's 1997. I'm fifteen, and Dad's delivering another lecture on my poor prospects: "If you carry on like this, son, you'll end up in prison." I won't admit it, but he may have a point. Because today on the drive home after catching me shoplifting again, the local cop issued a "last warning".Stuck in Time is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Read Stuck in Time on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/short-stories/stuck-in-timePodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org.Clock Ticking: https://freesound.org/people/Julien%20Matthey/sounds/457651/Production NotesTall And True Short Reads is produced using Audacity. The podcast is recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the lands of the traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Six Weeks in Teal

Six Weeks in Teal

2022-05-3109:08

In 2018, I shared a blog post about My Week in Politics, handing out how-to-vote cards for Dr Kerryn Phelps, an independent candidate for Wentworth. Kerryn won that by-election but lost the seat in the 2019 Federal election. Three years later, I spent six weeks in teal helping another independent, Allegra Spender.Six Weeks in Teal is a blog post from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Read Six Weeks in Teal on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/blog/six-weeks-in-tealPodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org.Production NotesTall And True Short Reads is produced using Audacity. The podcast is recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the lands of the traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Special Tree

The Special Tree

2022-05-0806:41

The tree stood in front of a vacant block at the end of the street. It had thick, leafy branches and was easy to climb. It was Matty's special place. And then, one day, he saw a sign on it. Matty couldn't read the big words and went to find his sister. Jess was a school captain, so she'd know what the sign said.The Special Tree is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Read The Special Tree on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/short-stories/the-special-treePodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:Birds Song: https://freesound.org/people/ken788/sounds/386732/Computer Keyboard: https://freesound.org/people/D4XX/sounds/567266/Door Slammed: https://freesound.org/people/TiesWijnen/sounds/455540/Chainsaw: https://freesound.org/people/piwilliwillski/sounds/548411/ Production NotesTall And True Short Reads is produced using Audacity. The podcast is recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the lands of the traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Departure

Departure

2022-04-2407:32

Airports are the same the world over. Full of frenetic activity, people coming and going, joyful reunions and teary-eyed farewells. Though not in the middle of the night. And apart from the passengers sprawled across and under the international airport's departure terminal chairs, it was empty and silent.Departure is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Read Departure on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/short-stories/departurePodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:Public Address Beeps: https://freesound.org/people/stib/sounds/493697/Airport Announcement: https://freesound.org/people/Tito%20Lahaye/sounds/319406/Cheering/Applause: https://freesound.org/people/JacksonMiller0/sounds/371602/Airport Terminal: https://freesound.org/people/dkaufman/sounds/387565/Production NotesTall And True Short Reads is produced using Audacity. The podcast is recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the lands of the traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Milestone Reflections

Milestone Reflections

2022-04-1107:14

My parents separated in 1967 when I was five, and my younger brother and I went to live with our grandparents. Nan looked old to my young eyes, and leathery Pop ancient. But born in 1907, Nan was only sixty when we moved in, a cause for reflection when I reached my milestone sixty in March 2022.Milestone Reflections is a blog post from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Read Milestone Reflections on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/blog/milestone-reflectionsPodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:Happy Birthday: https://freesound.org/people/theuned/sounds/391869/Production NotesTall And True Short Reads is produced using Audacity. The podcast is recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the lands of the traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A Night Out

A Night Out

2022-03-2606:51

Their eyes locked across a crowded room at the cocktail bar. He looked well-heeled and handsome, and his brazen gaze told her he knew it. But she was his equal with pert features and confidence. They raised their glasses to each other and soon found themselves shoulder to shoulder at the bar.A Night Out is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Read A Night Out on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/short-stories/a-night-outPodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:Cocktail Glasses Clinking: https://freesound.org/people/KenRT/sounds/319994/Loud Voices in Bar: https://freesound.org/people/Zac_Gist/sounds/457286/Woman Laughing: https://freesound.org/people/sagetyrtle/sounds/33658/City Sounds: https://freesound.org/people/AApolo/sounds/590763/Production NotesTall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Podcast recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the lands of Gadigal people, traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Judgement

Judgement

2022-03-1406:35

The policewoman at the front of the Court is trying to catch my eye. I have a thing for women in uniform. It's what attracted me to my wife. That night we met at the pub across the road from the hospital where she worked as a nurse. I couldn't stop fantasising about the front zip on her uniform.Judgement is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Read Judgement on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/short-stories/judgementPodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:Judge's Gavel: https://freesound.org/people/theneedle.tv/sounds/376667/Production NotesTall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Podcast recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the lands of Gadigal people, traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
I post a #bookcovers and #firstsentences homage series on Instagram (as @tallandtrueweb) featuring fiction and nonfiction from my bookcase. Sharing the posts has brought back fond memories of dusty books I haven't read in years. And I recently shared a favourite tear-jerker, Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.Memories of Tuesdays with Morrie is a blog post from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Read Memories of Tuesdays with Morrie: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/blog/memories-of-tuesdays-with-morrie Podcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast ThemeRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Production NotesTall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Podcast recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the lands of Gadigal people, traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The People Were Happy

The People Were Happy

2022-02-1807:10

A long time ago, poverty, floods, droughts, famines and war blighted a pale-blue planet. But the people endured the hardships and were happy. They believed life in the Here and Now and Ever After was predetermined and fixed like the stars in the sky. And the people found solace and solidarity in their faith.The People Were Happy is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Read The People Were Happy: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/short-stories/the-people-were-happyPodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:Rocket: https://freesound.org/people/LimitSnap_Creations/sounds/318688/Production NotesTall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Podcast recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the lands of Gadigal people, traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Winner's Toast

The Winner's Toast

2022-02-0706:24

"And the winner is–" Zoom freezes on my laptop. But I don't care. From the gallery director's opening comments in her awards speech, praising this year's portraits, it's clear my landscape has not caught the judges' eyes. Again! However, I've learned to channel disappointment into creative energy.The Winner's Toast is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Read The Winner's Toast: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/short-stories/the-winners-toastPodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:Chinking glasses: https://freesound.org/people/13GPanska_Gorbusinova_Anna/sounds/377989/Gulps: https://freesound.org/people/Wizage/sounds/418853/ Production NotesTall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Podcast recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the lands of Gadigal people, traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Writing Can Be Lonely

Writing Can Be Lonely

2022-01-2606:02

Writing can be lonely, especially if you're living on your own in a cramped flat, in another country, far away from family and friends. So when I lived in Brighton in the early-1990s, I volunteered to work one afternoon a week at an Oxfam op shop. I needed to get out and meet and mingle with people.Writing Can Be Lonely is a blog post from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Please note: I dedicate this episode to my dear friends from Brighton, Terry and Jacquie. Life was less lonely chatting and sharing a laugh with you guys and our fellow "Maxim muckers" over a few pints before the last orders bell in a warm English pub.Read Writing Can Be Lonely: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/blog/writing-can-be-lonelyPodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:Shop Doorbell: https://freesound.org/people/775noise/sounds/494565/Last Orders Bell: https://freesound.org/people/Sojan/sounds/353232/Production NotesTall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Podcast recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the lands of Gadigal people, traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A Free Spirit

A Free Spirit

2022-01-1206:22

Nadine lies on her mattress on the floor of the attic. She stares up at the naked light bulb hanging from the ceiling and the moth circling it. Wind gusts through cracks under the doors and windows, whistling down hallways and upstairs, carrying with it the storm-muffled moans of Paul and the new housemate.A Free Spirit is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Read A Free Spirit: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/short-stories/a-free-spiritPodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:Storm: https://freesound.org/people/2887679652/sounds/164921/Wind Whistling: https://freesound.org/people/pavelvon/sounds/396533/Moth Hitting Light Bulb: https://freesound.org/people/kaonaya/sounds/131339/Busy Street: https://freesound.org/people/iankath/sounds/220890/Production NotesTall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Podcast recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the lands of Gadigal people, traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Spirit of Xmas

The Spirit of Xmas

2021-12-2806:19

When I was a boy, I thought the spirit of Xmas was receiving: from my overflowing Santa Sack and gifts under the Xmas tree. Then I grew up, and for me, especially after I became a dad, it's giving. I like choosing gifts for family and friends, which is why I say bah humbug to the modern Kris Kringle.The Spirit of Xmas is a blog post from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Please note: I dedicate this podcast episode to my family and other families who spent Xmas 2021 separated or in isolation due to COVID.Read The Spirit of Xmas: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/blog/the-spirit-of-xmasPodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:Santa’s Sleigh Bells: https://freesound.org/people/BrianJamesLong/sounds/330415/Production NotesTall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Podcast recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the lands of Gadigal people, traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Cancelled

Cancelled

2021-12-1906:13

The shitstorm hit the Twitter fan overnight. Deeman had thought his followers would laugh at his sarcastic tweet. He'd watched a news clip about refugees from a COVID ravaged continent. And before setting aside his phone for the night, he'd retweeted it with a tongue-out emoji, "Let them eat COVID. In their own country. LOL!"Cancelled is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Read Cancelled: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/short-stories/cancelledPodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:Canned Laughter: https://freesound.org/people/Evil_Ear_Recordings/sounds/524775/Tweet Tweet: https://freesound.org/people/f.anthony_shepherd/sounds/565946/Production NotesTall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Thanks to Josh (VoiceOverMaster) Meyer for Audacity recording tips and tricks.Podcast recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the land of the traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
My One Night Stand

My One Night Stand

2021-12-0608:31

In my writer’s bio on Tall And True, I admit I've enjoyed a one night stand. It was November 2003, but I remember the night like it was yesterday. I had worked up to it for two weeks. However, though I'd practised my lines, I suffered first-time jitters as I took the stage to perform my stand-up comedy routine.My One Night Stand is a blog post from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead. Read My One Night Stand: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/blog/my-one-night-standPodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:Canned Laughter: https://freesound.org/people/Evil_Ear_Recordings/sounds/524775/Clock Ticking: https://freesound.org/people/gecop/sounds/522119/Applause: https://freesound.org/people/Breviceps/sounds/462362/Production NotesTall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Podcast recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the lands of Gadigal people, traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Reminiscing with Alice

Reminiscing with Alice

2021-11-2305:45

The golden glow of Norman's youth was a distant memory. The passing years had added aches and pains and padding, and his soft and doughy love handles had long since served no purpose with Alice. But when he looked in the mirror, Norman recognised the man he had once been. Just wiser and more wizened.Reminiscing with Alice is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Read Reminiscing with Alice: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/short-stories/reminiscing-with-alicePodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:Clock Ticking: https://freesound.org/people/Julien%20Matthey/sounds/457651/Production NotesTall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Podcast recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the lands of Gadigal people, traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
My Favourite Libraries

My Favourite Libraries

2021-11-1206:13

A friend shared a Facebook post from November 2017, inviting the reader to "Step Inside the World's Coolest Library". The futuristically designed library in Tianjin, China (aptly nicknamed "The Eye") is lined from floor to cathedral high ceilings with bookshelves, which follow the building's curved contours.My Favourite Libraries is a blog post from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead. Read My Favourite Libraries: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/blog/my-favourite-librariesPodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:Production NotesTall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Podcast recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the lands of Gadigal people, traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The group trekked for several weeks over rough terrain to reach the border town. On the way, they pooled their meagre resources and precious reserves of e-credits and cash to buy food and water. And begged when these ran low.Welcome to the Lucky Country is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Read Welcome to the Lucky Country: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/short-stories/welcome-to-the-lucky-countryPodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:Footsteps: https://freesound.org/people/SpliceSound/sounds/218304/Crowd shouting: https://freesound.org/people/craigsmith/sounds/486193/Map folding: https://freesound.org/people/krb21/sounds/118606/School bell: https://freesound.org/people/WebbFilmsUK/sounds/200318/Sports crowd: https://freesound.org/people/habbis92/sounds/206003/Seagulls: https://freesound.org/people/plantmonkey/sounds/377107/Gunfire: https://freesound.org/people/C-V/sounds/523404/Crowd screams: https://freesound.org/people/craigsmith/sounds/486179/Production NotesTall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Thanks to Josh (VoiceOverMaster) Meyer for Audacity recording tips and tricks.Podcast recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the land of the traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In October 2017, I attended a premiere screening of Three Summers. After the film, there was a Q&A session with the writer/director, Ben Elton. As I commented in a film review on the Tall And True writers' website, I have admired Ben's work since watching him do stand-up comedy on TV in England in 1987.Signed Stark by Ben Elton is a blog post from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Read Signed Stark by Ben Elton: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/blog/signed-stark-by-ben-eltonPodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:Bird Song: https://freesound.org/people/ken788/sounds/386732/Production NotesTall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Thanks to Josh (VoiceOverMaster) Meyer for Audacity recording tips and tricks.Podcast recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the land of the traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lagermind

Lagermind

2021-10-0506:20

"Ladies and gentlemen, though I use that term loosely," the pub laughed, and the MC smiled. Laughter signalled the crowd was well lubricated. The publican would be happy.Lagermind is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.Read Lagermind: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/short-stories/lagermindPodcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.comSupport the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-readsBuy Robert's short story collections online:• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairheadPodcast Theme and Sound EffectsRoyalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:Pub Atmosphere: https://freesound.org/people/Zac_Gist/sounds/457286/Bottles Chinking: https://freesound.org/people/jawbutch/sounds/344401/Crowd Laughter: https://freesound.org/people/Evil_Ear_Recordings/sounds/524775/Crowd Cheering: https://freesound.org/people/deleted_user_2104797/sounds/324892/Woman Laughing: https://freesound.org/people/sagetyrtle/sounds/33658Production NotesTall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Thanks to Josh (VoiceOverMaster) Meyer for Audacity recording tips and tricks.Podcast recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the land of the traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.Acast Podcast Supporter PageSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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