On Writing Well: Writing the Ending

For a lot of people, crafting conclusions is the hardest part of writing. Writers from all genres find endings harder to write than any other part of the work, and the dread is entirely understandable. After all, the conclusion is our last point of contact with the reader, and as writers, we strive to make…

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Revenge of the Glowing Green Cats

What happens when electron-genetic-construct experiments go terribly, terribly wrong? Paradigmsearch explored this very potentiality in Revenge of the Glowing Green Cats, a short but highly amusing Hub. It was pretty fun to record the podcast version of this short story.  Listen in if you’re on the go! Big props to paradigmsearch for turning a somewhat newsy…

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Why the Zebra Has Stripes

Creation stories, ‘why’ stories, and origins stories are great fun, which is most likely why Truckstop Sally created a series of them on HubPages. This week, we’re featuring a particularly popular edition of her ‘why’ series – Why the Zebra Has Stripes.  This short, fun, playful, and poignant story is sure to entertain. Big thanks…

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The Corpulent Vampire

A lot of folks really loved Once Upon a Childhood: Pirate Gold– a short story by Hyphenbird that we featured on an earlier Fascinating Ficiton podcast, so I thought it would be fun to share another of Hyphenbird’s short stories.  The Corpulent Vampire is the tale of an undead aristocrat who, despite an all liquid…

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Emerald Wells Cafe 13, Speakeasy Night

The most popular fiction series on HubPages right now is the Emerald Wells Cafe series by mckbirdbks. Each installment of the series revolves around another day at the Emerald Wells Cafe- sometimes an evening, too. For this podcast, mckbirdbks was kind enough to share one of the most popular installments of the series: Emerald Wells Cafe…

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The Three Gifts from the Wise Men

Past stories featured in the Fascinating Fiction podcast have taken place in the past- sometimes the ’50s, sometimes in old country Western times… but never before have they gone all the way back to Biblical times. In this week’s Fascinating Fiction Podcast (The Three Gifts from the Wise Men), SamboRambo reads a story of his revolving around an…

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The Proposals

This week’s Fascinating Fiction podcast features another Western short story by WillStarr: Western Short Story – The Proposals It’s a delightful Hub, and if you don’t have time to listen to this podcast, be sure to read the original (or do both).  There’s a delightful twist at the end. Reading this particular story is the always…

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The Family Secrets – Chapter 8

Most of our Fascinating Fiction podcasts are just short stories, but from time to time, it’s hard to leave out snippets of longer series.  That is definitely the case with today’s podcast, The Family Secrets – Chapter 8, which is one chapter of a 40-part series by Joseph Owens (Dobson on HubPages). If you like this…

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Funny Business: The Rodent

This week’s Fascinating Fiction podcast is by a new Hubber. In fact, Funny Business: The Rodent, a humorous story about the Acme Newsletter (and survival!), is only mollymeadows‘ third Hub. I hope you enjoy the recorded version of the story, and I encourage you check out mollymeadows‘ other fun Hubs, too.  It is quite exciting…

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Enemy Hearts

Rarely do I read things online that prompt me to make audible reactions, when something I’m reading does cause me to make noise, said noise is typically laughter. Enemy Hearts by Taressa Klays is one of the very unusual Hubs out our site that has made me actually yell out in alarm- in a good…

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