Two Minute Stories

Two Minute Stories

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By Justin Hastings
Brief tales of fiction in less than two minutes by Justin Hastings.
"Crime Scene," a story about a limited police force (The 100th Story!)
A story about a limited police force... plus, a celebration of 100 episodes including my five favorites and a special announcement.  Inspiration The kid was right — the body had been here far longer than she anticipated. Something was amiss. WE MADE IT TO 100 EPISODES! It's been a wild ride since we launched in October 2016. It's taken me longer to get to 100 stories than I would have liked, but it's worth celebrating regardless. Here are my favorite episodes from the first 100: * Post-presidency * In Case of Emergency * The Algorithm * Build-A-Kid Workshop * Too Far Into the Trees Also, you can now listen to the entire Two Minute Stories library on Spotify! We hope to find some new ears on the platform. Welcome to anyone listening on Spotify.  As for today's story, I was interested in exploring a world where the funding for investigative resources was so small that crime scenes would often go unaddressed for weeks on end. There's something here that could be worth a future extension of this story... and perhaps another miniseries.  Thanks to everyone for listening since we launched. We hope you'll join us for the next 100 episodes.  Learn more Now you can listen on Spotify!  Enjoyed this story? I would really appreciate a review on Apple Podcasts. You can also subscribe to Two Minute Stories on Apple Podcasts. Follow Two Minute Stories and Justin on Twitter.
12:01
March 18, 2019
"Spiritual Awakening," a story about spirits
Inspiration Roger attempted to step forward but his body wouldn’t allow him. “One more sip,” his body ordered. This story came from the idea that the main character might misinterpret the word "spirits," which could mean a few things. I was intrigued by someone both under the influence of alcohol and looking to be influenced by another source... in this case, a psychic. How does someone deal with their own vices while seeking advice about strange occurrences in their home? Learn more Enjoyed this story? I would really appreciate a review on Apple Podcasts. You can also subscribe to Two Minute Stories on Apple Podcasts. Follow Two Minute Stories and Justin on Twitter.
03:47
March 14, 2019
"Alone," a story about not blending in with family
Inspiration I’m alone in my house with a family of six. This opening line to the story came to me and I immediately captured it with Evernote. I like the idea of the main character feeling like an outsider, even within her family – their different careers and interests serve as different languages and neither group is bilingual.  As a creator, I sometimes feel it's difficult to share with people "the creative itch" that I often feel. When I get to scratch it and share work with the outside world, I feel satisfied and empowered to create more.  Learn more Enjoyed this story? I would really appreciate a review on Apple Podcasts. You can also subscribe to Two Minute Stories on Apple Podcasts. Follow Two Minute Stories and Justin on Twitter.
04:22
March 11, 2019
"Houseboat," a story about living at sea
A story about living at sea. The sun shone bright across the community, a collection of homes traveling together across the ocean. What happens when our planet is covered by water? This story examines a world where houses still exist, but they do so on the sea rather than on land. I was interested to explore how a community of homes survives amongst seemingly impossible conditions... and if could life ever feel normal. Learn more Enjoyed this story? I would really appreciate a review on Apple Podcasts. You can also subscribe to Two Minute Stories on Apple Podcasts. Follow Two Minute Stories and Justin on Twitter.
03:03
March 7, 2019
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