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SEASON 3 BEGINS IN JULY! The podcast will be paused for the months of May and June.

The SHORT STORY TODAY podcast features the best of today's emerging short story writers. Each episode contains a professional audiobook performance of a story and an author interview. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Episode 38 - Will Musgrove: Selected Flash Stories

In his highly original flash fiction, Iowa author Will Musgrove applies his own unique brand of twisted logic to scenes from daily life. Zoo cages bec...

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Episode 37 - Melissa Llanes Brownlee: Selected Flash Fiction

Hawaiian author Melissa Llanes Brownlee explains life on the islands as only an indigenous person who was born and raised there can. In her fiction, H...

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Episode 36 - Avitus B. Carle: "That Feeling of Life"

Author Avitus B. Carle lives and writes just on the edge of Philadelphia. She has built a remarkable body of work, creating some of the most memorable...

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 Episode 35 - Stephanie Parent: "Deer, Girl"

Baltimore, MD author Stephanie Parent reveals some of the mysteries of her lived experience as a submissive in a commercial BDSM dungeon while living ...

Wednesday, December 28, 2022 Episode 34 - Farah Ali: "Bulletproof Bus"

Pakistani author Farah Ali lives with her family in Dubai, but her ties to her childhood home of Karachi run deep. It's often the background against w...

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Episode 33 - First Annual Holiday Episode!

We celebrate the holidays with a cavalcade of holiday-themed short stories, written by some of the best contemporary writers in the field. Six profess...

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Episode 32 - Cheryl Pappas: "This Violent and Cherished Earth"

In writing speculative fiction, Massachusetts author Cheryl Pappas sees a responsibility "to acknowledge the strange in everything."  The co...

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Episode 31 - Elizabeth Trueblood: "Life Partners"

Wisconsin-born author Elizabeth Trueblood writes stories that sometimes dance around the speculative, and at other times dive headlong into it. She po...

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Episode 30 - Steven Ostrowski: "Ensemble of One" and "Even on Good Nights"

Connecticut author Steven Ostrowski started life as a scrappy city kid from a large family on Staten Island. He developed a love of ice hockey back th...

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Episode 29 - Meagan Arthur: "The Telling is Clean"

Utah-based author Meagan Arthur uses her stories to explore consciousness, and examine the "boundaried way of making meaning that we have inherited." ...

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Episode 28 - Whitney Collins: "Bjorn"

Kentucky author Whitney Collins spent 20 years writing non-fiction for pay before she decided it was time to take a chance with fiction. With guidance...

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 Episode 27 - Molly Andrea-Ryan: "Idle Hands"

As the child of a father in the armed services, Pittsburgh PA author Molly Andrea-Ryan found herself moving frequently to a new town. Looking for a wa...

About The Show

A weekly podcast hosted by Jon DiSavino. It celebrates the enduring and compact literary form known as - you guessed it - the short story. But more importantly, it gives listeners an opportunity to hear the work of some of the best emerging writers of today. Each episode begins with an interview with the week's guest author, and ends with a professional audiobook production of a story by that author.

Jon DiSavino is an actor, stage director and voice artist. In the last few years he has begun producing and narrating audiobooks. His most recent release is a holiday book for young audiences: The Toe Mittens Christmas by Ross D. Clay. You can listen to a sample on the Audible.com website: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Toe-Mittens-Christmas-Audiobook/B0BRQZKLYT
 
For more information, please visit his website: https://www.jondisavino.com

Music used on the podcast is by C. S. Fuqua : https://csfuqua.bandcamp.com/ and Matt Hawkins: https://matthawkinssingingsomesongs.bandcamp.com/

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