Other People's Flowers

Other People's Flowers

By Other People's Flowers
A podcast for showcasing stories, essays, and poems from around the world.
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Episode 30 - Weekend in the Suburbs - Mark Tulin
This week we're featuring a short piece by Mark Tulin, Weekend in the Suburbs. This story was first published in the online journal, The Cabinet of Heed. Mark Tulin is a retired Family Therapist from Philadelphia who now resides in Santa Barbara, California. Mark writes about off-beat topics, humorous characters, and often fictionalizes his childhood growing up in the city. He has been featured in Fiction on the Web, elephant journal, Friday Flash Fiction, Page and Spine, and others. His website is crowonthewire.com. And his poetry chapbook is called Magical Yogis. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
14:04
October 4, 2018
Episode 29 - Disclaimer - Paige Olausen
This week we're featuring a short piece by Paige Olausen, Disclaimer. Paige Noel is a hobbyist writer and college student. Paige is an environmentalist by training but uses writing as an outlet. The piece is a disclaimer and in a way a love-ish letter. It was a scary moment that tested her trust, a step forward in a relationship. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
06:22
September 26, 2018
Episode 28 - Let this Damn Day Break - Stephen McQuiggan
This week we're featuring a short story by Stephen McGuiggan, Let this Damn Day Break. Stephen McQuiggan was the original author of the bible; he vowed never to write again after the publishers removed the dinosaurs and the spectacular alien abduction ending from the final edit. His other, lesser known, novels are A Pig’s View Of Heaven and Trip A Dwarf. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
14:15
September 19, 2018
Episode 27 - A Penny for 50 Cent's Thoughts - R.J. Fox
This week we're featuring a non-fiction essay, A Penny for 50 Cent's Thoughts, by Robert Fox. R.J. Fox is the award-winning writer of several short stories, plays, poems, a memoir, and 15 feature length screenplays. Two of his screenplays have been optioned to Hollywood. His first book – a memoir entitled Love & Vodka: My Surreal Adventures in Ukraine was previously published by Fish Out of Water Books. His most recent publication was a collection of essays entitled Tales From the Dork Side. His forthcoming novel Awaiting Identification arrives in May 2018. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
19:20
September 5, 2018
Episode 26 - A Woman of the Arts - Steve Carr
This week we're featuring a short story by Steve Carr, called A Woman of the Arts. Steve Carr, who lives in Richmond, Va., began his writing career as a military journalist and has had over 170 short stories published internationally in print and online magazines, literary journals and anthologies. Sand, a collection of his short stories, was published recently by Clarendon House Books. His plays have been produced in several states in the U.S. He was a 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
17:07
August 30, 2018
Episode 25 - A Sicilian Tale - Susan P. Blevins
This week we're featuring a short story by Susan P. Blevins, A Sicilian Tale. Susan is reading her own work. Susan P. Blevins was born in England, lived 26 years in Italy, and has now resided in the USA for the past 25 years, first in Taos, NM, and currently in Houston, TX. While living in Rome she had a weekly column in an international, English-language newspaper, writing about food and restaurant reviews primarily, though not exclusively. Since living in the USA she has written pieces on gardens and gardening for N. American and European publications (Sunset Magazine, Garten Praxis). Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
09:33
August 22, 2018
Episode 24 - The Squall - Michael Anthony
This week we're featuring a short story by Michael Anthony. Michael Anthony is a writer and artist living in New Jersey. He has published fiction, poetry, illustrations, and photographs in literary journals and commercial magazines. Most recently these include The Furious Gazelle, the Northwest Indiana Literary Journal, and The Regal Fox. The American Labor Museum exhibited Michael’s photojournalism essay, “Mill Ends,” on the waning textile industry. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
22:22
August 15, 2018
Episode 23 - Jenean McBrearty
This week we're featuring a short story by Jenean McBrearty. Jenean McBrearty is a graduate of San Diego State University, who taught Political Science and Sociology. Her fiction, poetry, and photographs have been published in over two-hundred print and on-line journals. She won the Eastern Kentucky English Department Award for Graduate Creative Non-fiction in 2011, and a Silver Pen Award in 2015 for her noir short story: Red’s Not Your Color. She lives in Kentucky and writes full time ⸺when she’s not watching classic movies and eating chocolate. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
27:42
August 8, 2018
Episode 22 - Country Man - Terry Barr
This week we're featuring a non-fiction essay by Terry Barr. Terry Barr is the author of Don't Date Baptists and Other Warnings from My Alabama Mother (Third Lung Press), We Might As Well Eat: How to Survive Tornadoes, Alabama Football, and Your Southern Family (TLP). His work has appeared in The Bitter Southerner, storySouth, Wraparound South, Full Grown People, Left Hooks, and Vol 1 Brooklyn. He blogs at Medium.com and lives in Greenville, SC, with his family. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
07:40
August 1, 2018
Episode 21 - Twenty Good Years - Pete Stavros
This week we're featuring a short story by Pete Stavros, called Twenty Good Years. Twenty Good Years is due to be published in Thoughtful Dog (https://www.thoughtfuldogmag.com/). Peter J. Stavros is a writer in Louisville, Kentucky. His work has appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, The Boston Globe Magazine, The East Bay Review, Hypertext Magazine, Fiction Southeast, Juked, and Literary Orphans, among others. Peter has also had plays produced, including as part of the Festival of Ten at The College at Brockport – SUNY, for which he was named Audience Choice Winner. More can be found at www.peterjstavros.com. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
16:14
July 18, 2018
Episode 20 - Jeffery Berg - Poetry
This week we're featuring poetry by Jeffery Berg. Jeffery Berg's poems have appeared in Impossible Archetype, El Balazo Press, glitterMOB, the Leveler, Court Green, Rove, Map Literary, Assaracus and Harpur Palate, and No, Dear. A Virginia Center of the Creative Arts fellow, Jeffery lives in Jersey City and blogs at jdbrecords. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
09:01
July 12, 2018
Episode 19 - Christopher Woods - Man with a White Cane
This week we're featuring a short story by Christopher Woods, Man with a White Cane. Christopher Woods is a writer, teacher and photographer who lives in Chappell Hill, Texas. He has published a novel, THE DREAM PATCH, a prose collection, UNDER A RIVERBED SKY, and a book of stage monologues for actors, HEART SPEAK. His work has appeared in THE SOUTHERN REVIEW, NEW ENGLAND REVIEW, NEW ORLEANS REVIEW, COLUMBIA and GLIMMER TRAIN, among others. His photographs can be seen in his gallery -http://christopherwoods.zenfolio.com/ Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
08:35
July 4, 2018
Episode 18 - Robert Beveridge - Poetry
This week we're featuring a selection of poetry by Robert Beveridge. Robert Beveridge makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry in Akron, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in The Nixes Mate Review, Violet Rising, and The Road Less Travelled, among others. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
05:40
June 27, 2018
Episode 17 - JJ Steinfeld - Poetry
This week we're featuring a selection of poetry byt J.J. Steinfeld. Canadian fiction writer, poet, and playwright J. J. Steinfeld lives on Prince Edward Island, where he is patiently waiting for Godot’s arrival and a phone call from Kafka. While waiting, he has published eighteen books, including Would You Hide Me? (Stories, Gaspereau Press, 2003), Misshapenness (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2009), Identity Dreams and Memory Sounds (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2014), Madhouses in Heaven, Castles in Hell (Stories, Ekstasis Editions, 2015), An Unauthorized Biography of Being (Stories, Ekstasis Editions, 2016), and Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be (Poetry, Guernica Editions, 2017). His short stories and poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and periodicals internationally, and over fifty of his one-act plays and a handful of full-length plays have been performed in Canada and the United States. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage.
08:35
June 20, 2018
Episode 16 - Ted DeMarsh - Sweet Run
This week we're featuring a story by Ted DeMarsh, Sweet Run. It's about a young girl's visit to the annual market fair and a young boy she meets there. Edward Michael DeMarsh usually works in script form for TV and Film, though he has enjoyed writing shorter work in prose and has been published by, ONSpec, London Business Magazine and Postcard fiction among others. He lives in Toronto, Canada and is grateful to have a beach at the end of his big city block. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
11:11
June 13, 2018
Episode 15 - Robert Okaji and Veronica Fitzhugh Poetry
This week we're featuring work by two poets: Veronica Fitzhugh and Robert Okaji. Robert Okaji lives in Texas with his wife, two dogs and some books. The author of five chapbooks, his work has appeared in such publications as Clade Song, Vox Populi, Boston Review, The High Window, MockingHeart Review and Main Street Rag. Veronica Haunani Fitzhugh earned her BA in English Literature from the University of Virginia but is more proud of the friendships she earned through her social justice work in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has been in several anthologies online and in print. Her main blog is Charlottesville Winter at cvillewinter.wordpress.org. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com
03:59
June 6, 2018
Gale Acuff - Naked Truth - Episode 14
This week's episode is a collection of poetry by Gale Acuff, titled Naked Truth. It's a comic, moving story of a young boy and his obsession with his scripture teacher. Gale Acuff has had poetry published in Ascent, McNeese Review, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Poem, Adirondack Review, Weber: The Contemporary West, Maryland Poetry Review, Florida Review, Slant, Poem,, Carolina Quarterly, Arkansas Review, South Dakota Review, Orbis, and many other journals. He has authored three books of poetry: Buffalo Nickel (BrickHouse Press, 2004), The Weight of the World (BrickHouse, 2006), and The Story of My Lives (BrickHouse, 2008).Gale has taught university English in the US, China, and the Palestinian West Bank. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to e
14:23
May 30, 2018
Patrcia Kenet Stories - Episode 13
This week's episode features a collection of stories by Patricia Lawler Kenet. Patricia Lawler Kenet is a journalist, semi-retired lawyer and entrepreneur. Her work has appeared in Slate.com, The Fiction Pool and Mutha Magazine. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
30:20
May 23, 2018
Conversations with My Mother - Sile Mannion
This week's episode features a collection of stories and poems by Silé Mannion, Conversations with my Mother. Silé is an Irish writer living in New Zealand. When she can write, she writes. When she can't, she reads. On occasion, she plays the ukulele. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
19:58
May 15, 2018
Toms Tom - Thomas Healy - Episode 11
This week's episode features a short story, Toms-Tom, by Thomas Healy, about a man coming to terms with his cousin's death and what it means to face life without him T.R. Healy was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and his stories have appeared in such publications as Crux, Hawaii Review, Scrutiny, and Welter. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
20:33
May 2, 2018
Early Morning Fog - Kate Lunn-Pigula
This week's episode features a short story, Early Morning Fog, by Kate Lunn-Pigula. It's about a woman coming to terms with the aftermath of a a breakup and its effects on her life. Kate Linn-Pigular has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Nottingham and has previously been published in Bunbury Magazine, Corvus Review, For Books’ Sake, Thresholds, Chew Magazine and Doll Hospital, amongst others. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
12:27
April 25, 2018
Short Fiction - Marc Nash
This week's episode feature a selection of short pieces by Marc Nash. Marc Nash has published five collections of Flash Fiction and his fifth novel will be published by Dead Ink Books early 2018. He has also been published by Akashic Books, Culture Matters, The Good Men project, London Literary Project Spontaneity, Hypnopomp and the Rough Guide To Rock. He also works with video makers to turn some of his flash fiction into digital storytelling in the form of kinetic typography animated stories. An excellent live performer he won the 2014 Brighton Digital festival Flash Slam. He lives and works in London for a Free Expression NGO. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
14:24
April 18, 2018
War Hero - David Calladine
This week's episode features a short story by David Calladine about a young man attending the funeral for a grandfather he didn't know. David Calladine is a former software engineer and now writer and freelance journalist. He lives and works in the Dublin area. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
23:17
April 11, 2018
Those Left Behind - Jonathan D'Arcy
This week's episode features a short story by Jonathan D'Arcy about a Classics teacher who gets left behind by society while trying to follow him dreams. He finds himself caught up in a web of deceit and lies that leaves him questioning many of his life choices. Jonathan D'Arcy is an Irish writer living in the North East of England. He's been teaching for many years and is currently doing a PhD in Comparative Literature. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
25:06
April 4, 2018
We Don't Do Catholics Here - Jemma Prandial
This week's story comes from Jemma Prandial, We Don't Do Catholics Here. It's about a non-religious mission in Africa and how the volunteers there start to question their atheism when an Islamist insurgency starts to run through the country. Jemma is a humanist and novelist living in Kenya. She has been writing under various pseudonyms for many years and prefers to be anonymous and unrecognisable when writing. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
24:29
March 28, 2018
Pity Friends - David Calladine
This week we feature a story by David Calladine, Pity Friends, about a man visiting some of his artist friends who've retired from the bustle of city life to go and live a life of art and relative poverty in Ireland. David Calladine is a former software engineer and now writer and freelance journalist. He lives and works in the Dublin area. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com http://www.otherpeoplesflowers.com
27:05
March 21, 2018
Courting - Robert Davies
This week we feature a story by Robert Davies about the perils of online dating. It's a comic short story about a man who's first experience in the world of online dating goes horribly wrong. Robert Davies is a standup comic and writer living in London. His work has been featured in Granta, Paris Lit Up and The Cadaverine. He often writes under a pseudonym. Other People's Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We're the first podcast literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you'll listen instead. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com
25:24
March 14, 2018
Inscription - Dorothy Piers
This week we feature a story by Dorothy Piers, Inscription. It's about someone who finds an inscription in the front of a book by W. Somerset Maugham and imagines who would throw away a book with an inscription in it and for what reason. Dorothy is a writer and illustrator living in North London. Other than her cats, writing is her great passion. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com
31:58
March 7, 2018
Allemande Grave - Daniel Richards
This episode features a story, Allemande Grave, by Daniel Richards. A nightwatchman in a factory hears some mysterious music and goes to investigate. Daniel Richards is a writer and artist living in Manchester in the UK. His work explores the effects of urban environments on people and the ways in which our lives are twisted by increasingly surreal landscapes. If you'd like to have your work featured on the show, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com
26:01
February 28, 2018
Just Once In The Moonlight - Ayunda Dlamini
This episode we feature a story by Ayunda Dlamini about a failed romance in Africa. Ayunda is a novelist and writer who moved to the UK from Swaziland in 2010, and has been writing on a number of topics. His main interested include post-colonial literature and the world's changing relationship with Africa. If you'd like to have your work featured, please send it to editor@otherpeoplesflowers.com
12:38
February 22, 2018
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