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Afictionada

Afictionada is a storytelling podcast. We read aloud good fiction that has been previously published elsewhere, stories whose style, craft, message, and nuance are unique to the literary marketplace.

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The Sea (Ryan Napier)

A couple travels overseas with the expectation of putting their busy lives to rest. First published in minor literature|s|. Find Ryan Napier on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ryanlnapier

24mins

30 Nov 2018

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The Me Phone (Boris Glikman)

A phone comes on the market that allows a person to call and talk to themselves. First published in The Sunlight Press. Find Boris Glikman is on Twitter: www.twitter.com/bozlich

9mins

30 Nov 2018

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The Painter is Here (Cathy Warner)

An anxious new mother has the interior of her home painted by a patient and experienced painter. First published in Tattoo Highway. Go to Cathy Warner's website here: www.cathywarner.com

8mins

30 Nov 2018

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The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World (Gabriel García Márquez)

Children in a small fishing village find a body on the beach that is covered with sea debris. The children play by burying him in the sand until the adults discover the corpse and decide that it must be given a small funeral. The men carry the body up to the village so that the women can prepare him for the funeral while they go to neighboring villages to ask if anyone can identify the drowned man.

16mins

22 Sep 2018

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El ahogado mas hermoso del mundo (Gabriel García Márquez)

Un grupo de niños juegan en la playa de un pequeño pueblo de pescadores y en las olas, aparece un bulto que se va acercando. Resulta ser un ahogado, cubierto de alga marina, piedras y criaturas marinas muertas. Los hombres van a los pueblos vecinos para averiguar si el muerto proviene de uno de ellos, mientras que las mujeres limpian el cuerpo y lo preparan para su funeral.

19mins

19 Sep 2018

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Years Eaten by the Bees (Erendira Ramirez-Ortega)

A young boy is obsessed with his bi-cultural identity and grows bitterly isolated from his older brother, who emigrated to the US with their mother to join their father. Years Eaten by the Bees is a cautionary tale about what happens when narcissism builds in a relationship between two brothers and their failed perceptions of each other. First published in West Branch Magazine. Go to writer's website here: www.erortega.com

36mins

14 Sep 2018