007 – Uncle Rick

Author: Jim  //  Category: Rated G

Uncle Rick, by M. Shaw – who can be found online at http://mshaw.wordpress.com/.

Narrated by Ken Stoeffler, of the Flatus Show. http://theflatusshow.com/.

Geoffry’s dad tells him that his Uncle Rick will be coming for a visit tomorrow. Geoffry has never been this cold before. Earlier, his mom told him that his pre-school is closed today because it’s so cold. So he stays in the house, freezing. Every so often he asks his mom to turn up the thermostat, not knowing what this means except insofar as he’s heard her say it. She always promises to, but he has noticed no change.


006 – The Algorithms for Love

Author: Jim  //  Category: Rated PG

The Algorithms for Love, by Ken Liu. Ken can be found online at http://kenliu.name/.

Narrated by the lovely Lorna Boyle. Lorna can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lornawynn217.

So long as the nurse is in the room to keep an eye on me, I am allowed to dress myself and get ready for Brad. I slip on an old pair of jeans and a scarlet turtleneck sweater. I’ve lost so much weight that the jeans hang loosely from the bony points of my hips.

“Let’s go spend the weekend in Salem,” Brad says to me as he walks me out of the hospital, an arm protectively wrapped around my waist, “just the two of us.”


M001 Metacast

Author: Jim  //  Category: Metacasts

The first Nil Desperandum metacast. No story here, just some information about the podcast and how you (yes YOU!) can help.


005-02 Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven

Author: Jim  //  Category: Rated PG

Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven, by Mark Twain. Part 2 of 2.

Narrated by Charlie White, who you can find online at http://www.cewtwo.com.

Learn about, and purchase, the full manuscript of Mark Twain’s long-awaited autobiography at http://www.thisismarktwain.com/

I had been having considerable trouble with my wings. The day after I helped the choir I made a dash or two with them, but was not lucky. First off, I flew thirty yards, and then fouled an Irishman and brought him down–brought us both down, in fact. Next, I had a collision with a Bishop–and bowled him down, of course. We had some sharp words, and I felt pretty cheap, to come banging into a grave old person like that, with a million strangers looking on and smiling to themselves.


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