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Stories from the Borders of Sleep

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A semi-regular podcast, featuring original stories, fantastic fables and curious tales by written and read by your host, Seymour Jacklin. Each episode is from 8-18 minutes long and takes the listener on an imaginative and thought provoking journey. Aimed at adults but very suitable for children, too.

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A semi-regular podcast, featuring original stories, fantastic fables and curious tales by written and read by your host, Seymour Jacklin. Each episode is from 8-18 minutes long and takes the listener on an imaginative and thought provoking journey. Aimed at adults but very suitable for children, too.

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195 Ratings
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How I sleep almost every night!!

By mlandry36 - Dec 08 2018
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I love this podcast!! Please give us more!

So happy it’s back!

By jonnnnnnnnyg - Apr 09 2018
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Keep them coming I love this podcast!

iTunes Ratings

195 Ratings
Average Ratings
158
17
14
2
4

How I sleep almost every night!!

By mlandry36 - Dec 08 2018
Read more
I love this podcast!! Please give us more!

So happy it’s back!

By jonnnnnnnnyg - Apr 09 2018
Read more
Keep them coming I love this podcast!

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Stories from the Borders of Sleep

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A semi-regular podcast, featuring original stories, fantastic fables and curious tales by written and read by your host, Seymour Jacklin. Each episode is from 8-18 minutes long and takes the listener on an imaginative and thought provoking journey. Aimed at adults but very suitable for children, too.

The Night of the Nipperquins

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Writting for the wedding of a friend, this story recounts the strangest wedding night of all time.

Sep 01 2015

21mins

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One Stormy Night

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What are archaeologists really looking for? This one is digging up his own soul. This week's story is longer than the usual Borders of Sleep fare and certainly longer than I would normally podcast; but, I am still wanting to try out different things and see what people like. I did consider putting this into parts I and II but I thought you might find that annoying. That said, this story is long, but not as long as the time for which one of the characters has been absent from himself. When I wrote it, it seemed to get a life of its own and to run away with me, but hopefully not like the horse in the story. There is a lot crammed into it, but not quite as much as you will see crammed into a certain item of clothing that you will hear about. The airy and dark acoustic guitar soundtrack is from Glass Desert by Harlan Williams and it's available from Magnatune.

May 27 2011

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Between Two Tides

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Here is another story that is a retelling of a vivid and lengthy dream I had many years ago. A stranger is washed up on a beach, barely alive. Years later he tries to recover his memories of a very different time and place and the people he lived with before - a people whose entire civilisation rose and fell in a single life-time or even ... between two tides.

Sep 22 2011

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Beth and the Emerantil

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A story of a young girl who intends to become a princess by marrying a prince one day, yet in a single night she meets a strange shadow and an even stranger creature who shows her things no princess has ever seen.

Oct 22 2011

31mins

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Tree and Stream

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If you were water, what sort of water would you be?

Would you be the water in a stream or the water in a tree?

Or would you be ice or vapour?

And what would it be like to be able to see the path of an ant or a star with the same clarity as we see the path to our own front door?

All of these are questions you may ponder as you listen to this story about a traveller, and a tree ... and a stream.

Apr 18 2011

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Thrice Buried

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As in the King, so in the Kingdom. But how terrible, then, for the Kingdom if the King has lost the will to live...

Jul 07 2015

31mins

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Iron and Wood

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A woodcutter, a sailor, a lace maker, and a mysterious old woman ... sounds like a fairytale to me.  

Apr 22 2012

23mins

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The Ferryman

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Turpin Whittington has a few problems: an unusual name, complete deafness in his left ear and an uncontrollable tendency to get lost in fairy-land but somehow he makes good.

Jan 28 2012

22mins

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Kalakut's Gift

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This is a story about a little girl and a volcano and it's also about a grandfather and a fish, and a village and a rock ... and many other things if you listen carefully.

Jul 01 2014

21mins

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The Wisdom of Things Found

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If you listen to anything, animal, vegetable or mineral, in time it will disclose some secret wisdom to you that you are obligated to share with others. Here is a story about a man who knew all that he knew because of what the sea brought to him.

Feb 20 2012

14mins

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Wild Blue Yonder

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Here is a deep dive into the ocean and beyond, to carry you far away in your imagination, to dream within dreams, or just to help you get to sleep ... enjoy!

Oct 28 2011

11mins

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Subterranean

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Stitched together from ideas that occurred to me while out walking the dog, my ponderings on the nature of fear, a dream from a long time ago, and a more recent journey in my own soul - it kind of emerged over the course of the last week. Is there something in you that needs to be unblocked?

Nov 15 2011

24mins

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Bear Bridge

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A tale in which a baker gets the better of some savage bears with the help of a mysterious miller.

Nov 25 2011

19mins

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Two Handkerchiefs

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The latest podcast from www.bordersofsleep.com. This one is a "fairy tale" ... well ... it does have fairies in it but it may not be "happily ever after" in the quite the same way as most fairy tales end. You will also hear about two letters, and two wars, and two sworn enemies, but most of all you'll hear about two handkerchiefs. The soundtrack contains music  by Jami Sieber, available from magnatune.com. Story by Seymour Jacklin, artwork by Robyn Trainer and production by Tim Wiles.

Aug 04 2011

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The Other Side of the Hedge by E.M. Forster

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Occasionally on this podcast, we feature the work of another author from the public domain. This week we have a short story by the marvellous E.M Forster. Writing in the first half of the twentieth century, his romantic soul was troubled by the march of "so called" progress and his voice is still prophetic in our own times. Enjoy!

Jul 19 2012

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Rehoming

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In which some fascinating things are discovered about the secret lives of plants and other living things.

Nov 19 2018

26mins

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Water Cure

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Inspired by a piece of music by Paul Morris (https://soundcloud.com/paul-morris-music-for-film) this story tells of a strange visit to an unusual shrink. 

Jul 13 2018

8mins

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Mortal Uncoil

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The strange last journey of an old man from this life.

May 20 2018

11mins

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Poor Butterfly

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Two girls get away from it all in a borrowed Studebaker, and get diverted on their way to the coast.

Jan 14 2018

10mins

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My Journey

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Episode 36 ... a little bit of autobiography: part of the story of the inception of 'Stories from the Borders of Sleep'.

Sep 23 2015

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The Night of the Nipperquins

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Writting for the wedding of a friend, this story recounts the strangest wedding night of all time.

Sep 01 2015

21mins

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Hitting it Out of the Park

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An episode dedicated to corporate daydreamers, opponents and proponents of boardroom bluster, meeting doodlers and anyone who has ever had to circle the waggons, eat their own dogfood or deploy blue-sky thinking - this is for you.

Jul 20 2015

13mins

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Thrice Buried

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As in the King, so in the Kingdom. But how terrible, then, for the Kingdom if the King has lost the will to live...

Jul 07 2015

31mins

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Kalakut's Gift

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This is a story about a little girl and a volcano and it's also about a grandfather and a fish, and a village and a rock ... and many other things if you listen carefully.

Jul 01 2014

21mins

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The Jellyfarglemarsh

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Here we are, back after a long hiatus, kicking off a new season of fortnightly podcasts with episode 31 - a tale containing a lot of made-up words ...

Jul 13 2013

13mins

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Cantatur in Taberna

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A cautionary tale about drinking in strange taverns.

Aug 18 2012

21mins

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Returning Student

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Can there be learning without books? Can there be as much to ponder in a day of walking as in a term of studying? A student is forced to face these questions on his way home for the summer.

Jul 30 2012

17mins

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The Other Side of the Hedge by E.M. Forster

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Occasionally on this podcast, we feature the work of another author from the public domain. This week we have a short story by the marvellous E.M Forster. Writing in the first half of the twentieth century, his romantic soul was troubled by the march of "so called" progress and his voice is still prophetic in our own times. Enjoy!

Jul 19 2012

17mins

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Iron and Wood

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A woodcutter, a sailor, a lace maker, and a mysterious old woman ... sounds like a fairytale to me.  

Apr 22 2012

23mins

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Michigan Water

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It's December 1939, a hard winter in Harlem and pianist Jelly Roll Morton is plotting his return to fame. Tragically, in just over a year he would be dead.

Mar 05 2012

8mins

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The Wisdom of Things Found

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If you listen to anything, animal, vegetable or mineral, in time it will disclose some secret wisdom to you that you are obligated to share with others. Here is a story about a man who knew all that he knew because of what the sea brought to him.

Feb 20 2012

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Fighting Lions

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Welcome to "Stories from the Borders of Sleep" Episode 24. Rome ... Romantic? Oppressive? You decide, but just be aware that strange things might happen if you are at a loose end in the vicinity of the Colisseum.

Feb 06 2012

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The Ferryman

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Turpin Whittington has a few problems: an unusual name, complete deafness in his left ear and an uncontrollable tendency to get lost in fairy-land but somehow he makes good.

Jan 28 2012

22mins

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The Unhappy Body by Lord Dunsany

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Every once in a while, we have decided to unearth a short story from the public domain and to give it the "Borders of Sleep" treatment. Here's a curious tale originally published in 1910 by Lord Dunsany in a collection entitled A Dreamer's Tales. Enjoy!

Jan 21 2012

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Moving in Mysterious Ways

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What lies beyond the chess board? A few chess pieces get to find out ...

Dec 22 2011

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