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Bonus episode today! Instead of sharing a new story, Susan is sharing her thoughts on the stories she told in episodes 56 to 59.Check back for new stories every other Tuesday. Every fifth episode (like this one) will offer bonus commentary on the previous 4 stories. To avoid spoilers, listen to those story episodes before this one!More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Website:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuiltyThe Freely Written Book: Freely Written Vol. 1Freely Written merch: Bitter Lily Books ShopSupport the show
What Did You Hear?

What Did You Hear?

2022-05-1010:58

In today's story, What Did You Hear?,  Alice has a talk with her teenage daughterToday's prompt simply came from a question I heard on a random TV show. Sometimes a phrase jumps out as a good prompt and I run with it. This was one of those times.  More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Website:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuiltyThe Freely Written Book: Freely Written Vol. 1Freely Written merch: Bitter Lily Books ShopSupport the show
You are My Sunshine

You are My Sunshine

2022-04-2611:37

*Exciting News!* A new book, Freely Written Vol. 1, is now available! It features 20 stories from this podcast and makes a great gift for story lovers!  In today's story, You are My Sunshine,  Gene adjusts to life back in the office after working from home. Today's prompt was inspired by a my beautiful yellow coffee mug that says "Hello Sunshine!" It's a new favorite from Barbarah Robertson Pottery, and it made me think of the old song, You are My Sunshine.  More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Website:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuiltyThe Freely Written Book: Freely Written Vol. 1Freely Written merch: Bitter Lily Books ShopSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
Forgiveness

Forgiveness

2022-04-1211:31

In today's story, Forgiveness,  a young women treks up a mountain in search of mystical answersToday's prompt was inspired by a book I was reading that talked about forgiveness. That's always been a complicated topic for me... so I turned it into a writing prompt. I'm not sure how I feel about the story that came out, but it's something to think about.  More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Website:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuiltyFreely Written merch: Bitter Lily Books ShopSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
The Academy

The Academy

2022-03-2911:32

In today's story, The Academy  a shimmering door leads students to their futuresToday's prompt was inspired by the Academy Awards. While I'm not one to watch award shows, they do dominate the news. Seeing the word over and over led to the realization that "The Academy" could be a great writing prompt.  More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Website:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuiltyFreely Written merch: Bitter Lily Books ShopSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
Bonus episode today! Instead of sharing a new story, Susan is sharing her thoughts on the stories she told in episodes 51 to 54.Check back for new stories every other Tuesday. Every fifth episode (like this one) will offer bonus commentary on the previous 4 stories. To avoid spoilers, listen to those story episodes before this one!Two references in today's episode:The first novel in Jonny Lupsha's Fogworld series, Wandering City BluesBehind the Name's Random Name Generator More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Freely Written merch: Bitter Lily Books ShopWebsite:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuiltySupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
The Lost Hour

The Lost Hour

2022-03-1512:45

In today's story, The Lost Hour,  reality bends for an ER nurse working through the start of Daylight Saving TimeToday's prompt was inspired by the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, an insanely annoying period when some of us are forced to cope with "springing ahead," losing an hour, and feeling out of sync with a suddenly shifted schedule. (Can you tell I'm not a fan?)  More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Website:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuiltyFreely Written merch: Bitter Lily Books ShopSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
Tautology

Tautology

2022-03-0111:37

In today's story, Tautology,  a sensible nature can also be helped by some street smartsToday's prompt came from my friend David Fisher. Thanks, David! I wasn't sure where to go with this one but started typing and let the story take shape as I worked the prompt in. If you have a story prompt suggestion, please let me know! Message me or look for Freely Written on Facebook. More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Website:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuiltyFreely Written merch: Bitter Lily Books ShopSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
Yikes on Bikes

Yikes on Bikes

2022-02-1509:15

In today's story, Yikes on Bikes,  An online name generator offers crazy results Today's prompt came from my friend and fellow writer, Jonny Lupsha. Jonny is the author of several books, including the Fogworld series, which is set in a future where poisonous fog has blanketed the earth and survivors have built cities on the backs of massive creatures that emerged from the ocean. The first book in the series is called Wandering City Blues, and you can pick up a copy here.  Thanks for the prompt, Jonny! More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Website:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuiltyFreely Written merch: Bitter Lily Books ShopSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
Nefarious

Nefarious

2022-02-0110:33

In today's story, Nefarious,  Kelsey waits in the shadows for a mysterious strangerSuggestions for writing prompts are always welcome! Today's prompt came from my friend Stacy Foster, who has been a solid supporter of my writing and a top patron on my Patreon page. Thanks, Stacy!More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Website:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuilty Freely Written merch: Bitter Lily Books ShopSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
Bonus episode today! Instead of sharing a new story, Susan is sharing her thoughts on the stories she told in episodes 46 to 49.Check back for new stories every other Tuesday. Every fifth episode (like this one) will offer bonus commentary on the previous 4 stories. To avoid spoilers, listen to those story episodes before this one!You can now buy Freely Written shirts and merch at the Bitter Lily Books Online Shop!More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Freely Written merch: Bitter Lily Books ShopWebsite:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuiltySupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
Duck à l'Orange

Duck à l'Orange

2022-01-1811:23

In today's story, Duck à l'Orange,  a duck reminds our friends Sheryl and Ted of the goose that was once in their house Suggestions for writing prompts are always welcome! Today's prompt came to me randomly when I started thinking about common expressions, and then switched to French phrases. More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Website:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuilty Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
The End of an Era

The End of an Era

2022-01-0410:22

In today's story, The End of an Era, two friends discuss what counts as an era and how to know when it's overSuggestions for writing prompts are always welcome! Today's prompt came from more of a random thought about how people can find different meanings in the same statement.More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Website:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuilty Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
A New Leaf

A New Leaf

2021-12-2810:00

In this week's story, A New Leaf, a royal hunting party offers a fresh startSuggestions for writing prompts are always welcome! Today's prompt came from more of a random thought about how people can find different meanings in the same statement.More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Website:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuilty Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
In this week's story, The Spirit of Christmas, love and loss come together during a magical mountain journeySuggestions for writing prompts are always welcome! Today's prompt came from more of a random thought about how people can find different meanings in the same statement.More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Website:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuilty Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
Bonus episode today! Instead of sharing a new story, Susan is sharing her thoughts on the stories she told in episodes 41 to 44.Check back for new stories every other Tuesday. Every fifth episode (like this one) will offer bonus commentary on the previous 4 stories. To avoid spoilers, listen to those story episodes before this one!You can now buy Freely Written shirts and merch at the Bitter Lily Books Online Shop!More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Freely Written merch: Bitter Lily Books ShopWebsite:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuiltySupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
Storage War

Storage War

2021-11-3009:50

In this week's story, Storage War, siblings argue over a storage unit with an unknown inheritanceSuggestions for writing prompts are always welcome! Today's prompt came from more of a random thought about how people can find different meanings in the same statement.More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Website:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuilty Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
In this week's story, Thank You for Being a Friend, a heart-to-heart chat becomes a pop culture festSuggestions for writing prompts are always welcome! Today's prompt came from more of a random thought about how people can find different meanings in the same statement.More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Website:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuilty Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
Queen of Everything

Queen of Everything

2021-11-0209:35

In this week's story, Queen of Everything, a young woman gets a chance at the job of a lifetimeSuggestions for writing prompts are always welcome! Today's prompt came from more of a random thought about how people can find different meanings in the same statement.More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Website:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuilty Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
The Clown

The Clown

2021-10-2610:15

In this week's story, The Clown, a mysterious figure suggests an uncertain futureSuggestions for writing prompts are always welcome! Today's prompt came from more of a random thought about how people can find different meanings in the same statement.More about Susan QuiltySusan Quilty mainly writes novels, including two standalone novels and her current YA series: The Psychic Traveler Society.  Susan's short stories for Freely Written are created during quick writing breaks and shared as a way to practice her narration skills before she dives into recording audio versions of her novels.Website:  SusanQuilty.comPatreon: Patreon.com/SusanQuilty Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SusanQuilty)
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