Category Archives: Story Podcast

My story: The Repetition of an Unlived Life

In my story today, we take a look at the repercussions of our final words. Some people claim that if they could repeat their lives, they wouldn’t change a thing. That can’t be true — just think of all the heartache and pain that you could save yourself if you could relive your life.My story revolves around a lot of pennies.

But what if you truly couldn’t make any changes? How would you feel about being stuck in an endless loop of living and déjà vu and memories?

The next afternoon…he saw the few words he had scribbled on the crinkly brown paper bag:
Your life is a repeat and you have to go through it all again. You’re not crazy, Gerald. Just drunk.
Gerald sat there on the floor, holding the cracked words from his paper bag confession and wondering about the sanity of a drunken mind. Drunks were always honest, he thought, although they might not always make sense. And it was this reasoning that lead Gerald to believe himself.

Enjoy today’s story: The Repetition of an Unlived Life.

That’s my story. Tell me one of yours.

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My story: After the Kidnapping

My story today involves eating soup for every meal.My story today is a bit darker than usual.

Today’s story, After the Kidnapping, is a single-person perspective from a woman trying to deal with a traumatic event in her life, but it’s hard for her to keep all her thoughts straight.

I stole the neighbor’s cat on the second move. He was a friendly, scrawny guy who sat on the porch of my parent’s house always in the sunshine. He spent all his days outside of his own home — three doors down from my parents — it was filled with the barking of little yappy dogs.

It’s a jumble of emotions, but a story that takes surprisingly few words to tell.

That’s my story. Tell me one of yours.

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My story: I Should Have Peed Before I Left

My story advice includes when to use the bathroom.My story today includes a little motherly advice.

We are all familiar with motherly advice — that nagging (and usually correct) voice in our heads. In today’s story — I Should Have Peed Before I Left — we hear advice on common issues, like cleaning:

Alyssa was standing naked in her kitchen admiring her clean floors. She had mopped them when she first moved in, but this was her first real chance to give them a thorough scrubbing. Alyssa had woken earlier than usual that Sunday, and had scoured her new apartment. As the faux tile floor dried, Alyssa walked into her beige-on-white bathroom to freshen up before putting her clothes back on.

The wisdom of our parents spans across all topics, including love. We just have to learn to listen. Tell me your favorite bit of motherly advice in the comments section.

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My story: Growing Up Along the Edge

Watch out! This is the edge.As my story today shows, the edge of something can be razor sharp or a bit blurred at times. But, no matter the case, you have to be careful when approaching it.

In Growing Up Along the Edge, the narrator takes a look back at the things that made his hometown special and his childhood seem a little ominous.

In my later years, I had passed along my tales of the edge to my own children – all mature stories venturing into middle age: Of the time I lost my father’s flashlight to its bottomless depths. Or the day the wind was so strong it lifted the blackness over the edge and it rolled over our ankles in scorching waves. Of my last visit, when I celebrated my 21st birthday with a drink by its side.

Think back to what your childhood memories are like in your town. Anything unusual you’d like to share? Tell me in the comments.

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My story: Malibu Barbie; Roller Skates; Concert Tickets; Fuzzy Socks & Tulips

I tried to find a picture of roller skates for my story, but these tulips will have to do.My story today — Malibu Barbie; Roller Skates; Concert Tickets; Fuzzy Socks and Tulips on a Rainy Day — is a story about lists.

We all keep those secret lists in our heads: Of things we’ve done, things we’d like to do, the things we have to do and all the things we are afraid to try. Some lists are easy to share, but other times it’s hard to share those secrets — even with the people who know us best.

I almost told her then. About Michael. About 14 months of my life wasted. About the boxes in the basement that held all my things. His things. Our things.
Instead, I said, “What’s really wrong, Betty?”

What is your top 5 list of things you want the world to know about you?

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