I’m not really a fan of podcasting, as a general rule, I prefer to read than to listen. However, I was recently approached by Brenton Weyi to submit a story for his podcast on Orastories.com.
I sent him the link to Epilogue, and he took it. (He retitled it “The Return Of Red”, which is actually a better title.) So one of my stories is featured on the Original Retellings podcast, Episode 3: “Magic And Memories”.
It’s the second story he reads, the first one is “The Magic Shoppe” by Desiree Roundtree, which is an interesting coming of age tale in a magical world, and I think it makes a nice contrast to my story of a man looking back at his misspent youth.
It was interesting, hearing someone else reading my words, and I’ll admit I was a little apprehensive. Brenton did an awesome job, though, and he completely nailed the wounded tough guy voice that the narrator had in my head.
So check it out. Orastories is an interesting concept, and there is a link for people to submit stories for the podcast. I realize that podcasting isn’t really new, but I’ve never really checked it out before, and I’m starting to think that it’s another good way to get our stories out to people.