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The Story Coterie

The Story Coterie

Author: StoryCote + Candace L Coulombe

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Modern fables, fresh flash fiction and literary amusements for your listening pleasure.

* The Story Coterie is on hiatus for the winter. Get your fix by checking out past episodes or reading short fiction at storycote.com. Join in new tales starting mid-January 2021.* Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
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Listen to the next in our series of stories about struggling writers. In the fairy tale Absinthe Minded, a woodland police station gets mired in the misadventures of green fairies. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
Listen to the second in our series of stories about struggling writers. In the hipster flash fiction A Roof of One's Own, a writer in an uneasy relationship seeks escape through an artist residency at a hip hotel with a luxe rooftop terrace, where she only becomes more troubled. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
Listen to the mysterious new flash fiction Smoke and Mirrors, in which a struggling author seems to have become successful when he’s asked to participate in a series of peculiar book signings. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
S1 E25: An Equal Kiss

S1 E25: An Equal Kiss

2020-09-0107:42

Listen to a new tale of the fantastic and domestic. In the funny flash fiction An Equal Kiss, according to Galatea, after she married Pygmalion, he still sought to sculpt the perfect woman. Check out other modern myths in Episode 24. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
Listen to two very weird stories in which mythic creatures meet the mundanities of modern relationships. In today's original's fiction:  The Muse Has Put on Weight Since We Got Married and The Selkie Says We Need Some Time Apart. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
S1 E23: New Alchemy

S1 E23: New Alchemy

2020-08-1308:35

Listen to the near future flash fiction New Alchemy, in which the world is challenged and changed by a fierce pandemic of a propagation of raw metals on the blood. Look for this tale to be ready to read on StoryCote.com in the future. Listener note: There were a few audio quality issues with the episode when first released, but we've since re-recorded. Here's hoping our poor mic didn't  stand in the way of a good story! If you haven't listened in yet, please do! And if you listened earlier this week, please give this remix a chance.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
S1 E22: ScentEasy

S1 E22: ScentEasy

2020-08-0409:53

Listen to the award-winning satirical story ScentEasy, in which a visit to an environmentally friendly perfumery makes a girl lonely for her old life. This story is also ready to read online at StoryCote.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
S1 E21: Hey Jealousy

S1 E21: Hey Jealousy

2020-07-2822:10

Listen to our series of three modern tales on the oldest theme in storytelling:  jealousy. In the flash fiction Temporary Insanity, an office romance becomes uncomfortably complicated. In Hearts of Palm, after a vegan couple breaks up, the café where they work sees unplanned menu changes. And, in Written on the Skin, an exceptional tattooed lady draws a true admirer. All stories also ready to read at StoryCote.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
Listen to the new fantastic fairy tale The Lady and the Lemon Tree. For other fun modern fairy tales, check out episode 16 or visit StoryCote.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
Listen to the funny, near-future flash fiction, in which a fast pass to the tollbooth comes at the cost of personal privacy. And read it online at StoryCote.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
Listen to the fantastic flash fiction Written on the Skin, in which an exceptional tattooed lady draws a true admirer. Also ready to read online at StoryCote.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
Love tales of cons and crimes? Listen to the short story The Changing Room, in which things go awry when an ambitious young woman infiltrates an exclusive country club. And read it online at StoryCote.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
Listen to our series of three modern fairy tales. In Silver Kingdoms, twelve secretive seniors at a Southern retirement home disappear each night, only to reappear the next morning with holes in their slippers. In The Green-Eyed Monster, three riddles must be answered before crossing the bridge to an ex-boyfriend. And, in Temporary Charms, a young woman is able to dance with a prince, thanks to the intercession of her fairy godmother, but all of the charms are repossessed at midnight. All stories also ready to read at StoryCote.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
In the lovely fairy tale Temporary Charms, a young woman is able to dance with a prince, thanks to the intercession of her fairy godmother, but all of the charms are repossessed at midnight. And read it online at StoryCote.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
S1 E14: Hearts of Palm

S1 E14: Hearts of Palm

2020-05-2208:31

Listen to the darkly comedic flash fiction Hearts of Palm, in which after a vegan couple breaks up, the cafe where they work sees unplanned menu changes. This story is also ready to read online at StoryCote.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
Listen to the modern fairy tale The Green-Eyed Monster, in which three riddles must be answered before crossing the bridge to an ex-boyfriend. And read it online at StoryCote.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
S1 E12: Chasmata

S1 E12: Chasmata

2020-05-0109:32

Listen to the sci fi flash fiction Chasmata, in which a scientist on a Martian colony journals her discontent with domestic life. This story is also read to read online at StoryCote.com. (And, while this is fiction, apologies to the science and space communities for any mispronunciations in this episode!) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
We've rerecorded our first episode to bring you a better listening experience. Listen to the sci fi flash fiction We All Shine On, in which the students in a home economics class are transformed after exposure to lunar matter. Read the story online at StoryCote.com, and explore the digital collection of the Library of Congress, mentioned in this episode, at loc.gov. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
S1 E11: Bad Call

S1 E11: Bad Call

2020-04-1711:14

Be among the first to hear the new short story Bad Call, in which an earnest young boxer prepares to makes his professional debut while his fate may hang on an unseen force in the ring. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
Our podcast is pressing pause for Easter week, but we'll be back with new episodes on April 17. Until then, please catch up on our first ten episodes or read fresh flash fiction online at StoryCote.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storycote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storycote/support
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