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EPISODE 2 - THE WARDEN'S MARK

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EPISODE 9 - THE OLD TOWN BUTCHER (part2) & Given to Glass

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EPISODE 6 - JIMMY JACK & THE SMARTMAN (part 4)

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EPISODE 3 - JIMMY JACK & THE SMARTMAN (part 1)

EPISODE 4 - JIMMY JACK & THE SMARTMAN (part 2)

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It's the final episode to our story, "Jimmy Jack and the Smartman." The smartmen are speaking to the coming aliens through their giant radio, and Jimmy Jack doesn't want to be kept out of the conversation. Jimmy Jack hatches an elaborate plan to let the aliens hear his voice, and with his friends, turns the mountainside into the scene of a party no intelligence amid the stars is soon to forget.

The Flatland Fiction podcast features an original, opening score composed by Bill Wason of St. Louis, Missouri. While narration begins on several short stories, those of us at Flatland Fiction welcome you to give a listen to the score's melody as it floats over the open landscape that inspires so many of the works found on our website. Flatland Fiction is fortunate to feature Bill Wason's talents, and we could not have turned to a better composer to help us capture the mystery, magic and shadow contained in our stories.

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The voice of prison inmate Wilson Greene tells the story of "The Warden's Mark." Listen as Wilson describes the scratching noises that escape from the confining cell walls. Meet Luke Wilson, another diabolical bone-shaker from the wicked Turner clan. Follow the tattooed curves and lines Luke traces along Wilson' arms, and run with Wilson as those markings pulsate and glow when the pair make their incredible escape, and hold your breath when the terrible warden arrives to claim the soul marked for his possession.

Episode 9 of the podcast concludes our story, "The Butcher of Old Town." This episode also includes a bonus short story at the end titled "Given to Glass," a work of flash fiction featuring wizards, fay regents and lovely daughters. Tune in to this episode and enjoy two stories of dark fantasy.

The Flatland Fiction Podcast works to deliver online audio books of many of the stories to be discovered throughout this website. The glory age of radio, with such shows as "The Whistler" and "Lights Out," inspires these podcasts crafted with a single, simple microphone. Should you particularly enjoy any of these episodes, please consider offering financial support by giving a payment by following the link included below. The amount of any such payment is up to you, with a minimum payment amount of $1.50. If you feel uncomfortable with offering any payment, but would still like to show support for these creative efforts, Flatland Fiction welcomes any feedback or reviews. Just send us an email at letters@flatlandfiction.com. Most importantly, Flatland Fiction hopes you enjoy these podcasts.

EPISODE 7 - STARS OF THE SHOEMAKER

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EPISODE 8 - THE OLD TOWN BUTCHER (part1)

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THE SCORE

EPISODE 1 - LEGACY OF THE CHAIN

EPISODE 5 - JIMMY JACK & THE SMARTMAN (part 3)

Episode 8 of the Flatland Fiction Podcast launches the first segment of the story "The Old Town Butcher," a tale of dark fantasy set within a dystopian economy where sickness is the world's most valued commodity. Tune in and follow Chuck Wuebbles as he fights to keep one final possession in a town where all must be given to afford the care everyone's disease must accept.

The smartman shares a powerful secret with Jimmy Jack in this second episode of our story "Jimmy Jack and the Smartman." Jimmy Jack and his friends work to construct the smart man's mysterious project, and they share their conjectures regarding why the smartman employs them in creating a giant bowl of concrete. Tune in to this episode to hear chapters 3 and 4 of this science fiction story.

Part 3 of Jimmy Jack and the Smartman features chapters 5,6, and 7 of our story. Jimmy Jack and his friends near completion of the smart man's enormous radio, and the smartman makes contact with an alien intelligence in the stars. Jimmy Jack's suspicions of the smartman grow stronger as the smartman fails to keep the promise he made to Jimmy Jack's community.

Each week, Jimmy Jack visits the bubble that protects Yogi. Yogi is the community smartman, and he is obliged to honestly answer Jimmy Jack's questions. Yet when Yogi discovers an intelligence amid the stars, the natural order between a community and its smartman becomes jeopardized, and Jimmy Jack and Yogi must reevaluate their friendship before the first saucer lands. Tune into this episode of the  Flatland Fiction Podcast to hear the first two chapters of this exciting story.

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The first episode to the Flatland Fiction Podcast has arrived! The Flatland Fiction Podcast debuts with the short tale, "The Legacy of the Chain," a chapter taken from the larger novel The Sisters Will Dance available here at Flatland Fiction. The first episode to the podcast holds magicians and genies, chains and manacles, water and smoke as magic hypnotizes a young man's eyes. For the first time, John Johnson feels the chain's temptation, and his itching wanderlust will demand a very high sacrfice to be soothed. Sit back and enjoy this first episode to the podcast. Listen, imagine and feel those floating chains wrap knots around your soul.

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FLATLAND FICTION PODCAST ARCHIVE: Episodes 1 - 9.

We fit an entire story in this episode of the Flatland Fiction Podcast. Sports agent Blake Tuttle and the sneaker mogul called the 'Shoemaker' debate if talent or footwear make the modern athlete. Records fall and stadiums roar as the Shoemaker introduces his newest pair of green and gold sneakers to the athletic world, and Blake Tuttle wonders if talent means a thing when magic floods over every court, track and field.