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Short Story Hunters

By Litopia Flash Club
Flash Fiction
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Short Story Hunters - Episode 6 - Difficult Decisions

Short Story Hunters

Short Story Hunters - Episode 12 - Series One Finale - Bang!
Well, they somehow managed an entire series despite many attempted injunctions to have them taken off air. B and Jonny see out Series One with the grand finale, Bang - based around 3 stories about explosions. First up is the opening extract from The Panopticon Experiment, a gripping tale of friendship and hope by Rachel Caldecott. Rachel's book can be purchased here:  Next it's Bang! by James Marinero, about a man's desperate race against time. Will he make it unscathed? And finally comes Terror by Nina. Terror has been sponsored by Kitchen Sink Productions Inc. Oh, and a word of warning. B. and Jonny will definitely be back with series two very soon.
July 17, 2021
Short Story Hunters in conversation with Peter Laws (part 1)
B. and Jonny meet the extremely busy, Peter Laws. Creator of the Matt Hunter crime novels and mastermind behind the popular Creepy Cove Community Church podcast. And when he's not doing either of these, he's a fully ordained Baptist Minister.  This is part 1 of their conversation in the Lit Lounge. Peter's Matt Hunter Books can be found here: and you can visit Creepy Cove Community Church podcast here:
July 14, 2021
Short Story Hunters - Episode 11 - Balloon and Sunburst
No, it's not a new hard-hitting crime series. It's more fun chat as the Internet's only Hiberno-Swiss duo return for the penultimate episode of Series 1.  B. recommends the many health benefits of drinking hot water, while Jonny remembers, as a lad, always having wanted but never receiving a helium-filled balloon. This week’s stories, from The Litopia Flash Club, were inspired by the prompts: “Balloon” and “Sunburst”. They are: An Encounter With Pirates by Matthew Snoding. Gita by Benjamin S, and Ten Pounds for a Balloon? No Thanks by an Anonymous contributor.
June 11, 2021
Short Story Hunters - Episode 10 - Locked In
Before you get your hopes up, B & Jonny haven't been. They managed to get to the Lit Lounge again and somehow foist another show on an unsuspecting public. This week they're featuring two short stories on the "Locked In" theme, along with an excerpt from a newly published, gripping and tense thriller. #MandyDream visits Vlogger, Mandy, who's just about managing to get through Lockdown. Drive Me Nuts sees Constable Watkins and his Sarge try to unravel a perplexing mystery of a disturbed man, and Broken Fingers, is the opening 500 words of new thriller by author Stephen Coombes. You can check out and purchase Steve's book by following this link:  
June 4, 2021
Short Story Hunters - Episode 9 - The Dating Game
Keeping their weekly date in the now legendary Lit Lounge, B & Jonny explore the frequently tricky subject of dating, with the usual mix of fun and wry sideways glancing. The show features three stories on fledgling relationships: My First Love by Rachel Caldecott, Faint Heart by Eva Ulian and Cinderella 2.0 by David Lewis.
May 28, 2021
Short Story Hunters - Episode 8 - Murderous Intentions
Well, you can't have too much of a good thing, but in the meantime you'll have to put up with another one of these. This time B & Jonny take an amusing look at murderous intentions showcasing three more short stories on that theme. This week we have: Neighbours by Matthew Snoding. How to Commit The Perfect Crime by Sinead and Till Death Us Do Part by Jake Joy.
May 21, 2021
Short Story Hunters - Episode 7 - Childhood Homes and Memories
Believe it or not, B and Jonny are still at large. Yes. Apparently there's been a problem with the paperwork and the writs haven't been served yet. So this week they're looking at childhood homes and the memories they hold, with three more short stories based on that theme. Sculpture by J A Babo. App-eals by Stacey Noe and The Layover by Steve Why.
May 14, 2021
Short Story Hunters - Episode 6 - Difficult Decisions
Something ought to be done about these two, but until it is B & Jonny will keep coming back again with fun chat, cake talk and two more great short stories sent in by listeners. So grab a coffee and kick your shoes off and allow yourself fifteen minutes to enjoy, Fried  by Brian Weston and Ten Years From Now by Lisa Heidle.  
May 7, 2021
Short Story Hunters - Episode 5 - Listeners' Stories
B & Jonny are back and the digital postman's been, delivering stories sent into the show from around the world. So in addition to the usual banter and cake talk, why not take 10 minutes to listen to three fabulous flash fiction stories submitted by listeners. 437 Wilton Street (A Brick Story), by Zach Murphy. Luke, by Ree Villaruel. And The Beetle's Mausoleum, by Nick Sweeney.
April 30, 2021
Short Story Hunters - Episode 4 - "Beam me up, Scotty."
"Make it so." As B and Jonny present more fun, laughs and short stories, this time of a sci-fi nature. Those of a faint-hearted disposition should be warned the show features someone who ought to know better, yet still has the front to perform a disco song lyric through the medium of Rap. You have been warned. Short Story Hunters wishes to state it cannot be held responsible for any trauma caused as a result.
April 23, 2021
Short Story Hunters - Episode 3 - Assorted Animals and Anthropomorphism
They're back again. B and Jonny present another coffee break length show of fun and short stories. So put the kettle on and relax for fifteen minutes, then go about your business refreshed, all the better for the experience and with a skip in your step. 
April 16, 2021
Short Story Hunters - Episode 2 - New Beginnings
New Beginnings? Some suggest that would have been ideal as theme for episode one. But Pod Land's first Hiberno-Swiss presenting duo, B & Jonny, laugh in the face of such hidebound convention. They dance to a different drum. And if you'd like to submit your own story, then visit and send us your flash fiction piece of no more than 500 words.
April 9, 2021
Short Story Hunters - Episode 1 - The Kindness of Strangers
Every week B and Jonny present 3 short stories or pieces of flash fiction from writers at Litopia writers' colony and beyond. If you'd like to send us your story (500 words maximum, please) we have an open door policy. If we like them we'll featured them on the show. Visit: QlGai3KK1cxyU7K7lFpL
April 2, 2021
Short Story Hunters - Trailer # 1
Coming soon from Litopia, the Internet's oldest writing community: Short Story Hunters. A weekly show featuring Flash Fiction stories from Litopia's Flash Club, presented by Barbara and Jonny.
March 9, 2021