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It’s so good to be back. Season 6 is upon us; more reading, more reviews, more interviews, getting to know new authors. More flash fiction - writing prompts and stories to write and share. We have some super exciting news to share too. Our Brand New Flash Fiction Anthology - Volume ll - The kindle edition is on Amazon pre order right now, ahead of …
 
For your listening pleasure! The long awaited episode where we finally pinned down Carolyn Ward-Daniels for a frank and fabulous interview discussing her latest novel The Flint Babies. Indie writers, old and new, have gotten involved with the podcast, and we'd like to say a huge thank you to every one of them. You can find our flash fiction antholo…
 
For your listening pleasure! Thank you, as always, to all of you, for sending in your stories. We love what you do! This episode April and I have each chosen our one stand out flash fiction piece to share with you: The Line Surfer, written by Bob Sharp. [Daizis choice] and Next Door, written by Jayne Love. [Aprils choice] You can find our flash fic…
 
For you’re listening pleasure! This month we have both read and reviewed Rapid Eye Movement by Amanda Sheridan. Download and listen to our reviews. Maybe you'll be tempted to read this one on our recommendation, maybe not? If you’ve already read it, why not pop on social media and let us know your thoughts. Only one more episode of flash fiction fo…
 
Bare Books Bite-size for your listening pleasure! We had our first live gig in April at Copper Cogs in Long Eaton in the Midlands. We had some totally amazing and fun interaction with the audience who wrote us some excellent flash fiction, inspired by photographs from two local photographers, Chris Davis and Tony fisher. This bite-size episode brin…
 
Bare Books Bite-size for your listening pleasure! We had our first live gig in April at Copper Cogs in Long Eaton in the Midlands. We had some totally amazing and fun interaction with the audience who wrote us some excellent flash fiction, inspired by photographs from two local photographers, Chris Davis and Tony fisher. This bite-size episode brin…
 
For your listening pleasure! Flash Fiction, inspired by the writing-prompt The Bureau, which was suggested by a listener. Thank you, as always, for sending in your amazing stories. This episode brings you two very different flash fiction tales: You're Fired by Daizi Rae. the Bureau by Sue Hayward. We will be back on 24th May with the first of three…
 
We have a candid, honest interview with Ben Andrews, a new indie author bringing his debut novel, To My Grave (The Grave Series Book 1), into the arena. Download and listen to this author interview, and if you've read this one, why not pop on twitter and let us know your thoughts? You can find our flash fiction anthology on Amazon. Submit your book…
 
For your listening pleasure! Flash Fiction, inspired by a charming black-and-white photograph of a small child with a stuffed elephant on wheels, stood reading the sign on a closed door that prohibits elephants. Thank you, as always, for sending in your stories. This episode brings you three stories narrated by Daizi Rae: Moving Out by April Berry.…
 
We have an eye-opening interview with Richard John Thornton, author of At Hell's Gate, this time for your listening pleasure. April sounded shocking through some of it, but that's laryngitis for you. She's on the mend now, though, slowly but surely. This is the write up of Richard's book from Amazon: "Dedicated family man Curt Osbourne believes a d…
 
We have a wonderful, enlightening interview with Rebecca L Marsh, author of Remember the Butterfly in this episode for your listening pleasure. This book was released just this month, so we got to read this one nice and early. This is the write up on Amazon: "What if you had to give up what you treasured most? Something unexpected changes the cours…
 
For your listening pleasure! Flash Fiction from a slightly different writing prompt this time, in that it was whatever inspired you from this image: These are our top three picks from all the submissions received, for which we thank every one of you. A lesson in grief with The Swing of Time by Gerry O'Keeffe. A story of forgiveness; Solace by Jeane…
 
We have read and reviewed Paper Castles by B Fox in this episode for your listening pleasure. The write up on Amazon reads as follows, but what did we think of it? "Foreclosures are hitting record highs; unemployment is skyrocketing, and the economy is in shambles. Equally broke and futureless, 28–year–old James Brooke, a graduate architect, coffee…
 
Happy New Year! Flash Fiction from the writing prompt 'The Photograph' for your listening pleasure! We have three unique stories for you to kick off 2022. A beautiful, whimsical piece, Blanket Street by Ruth Powell. A look at the internal workings of a less than stable mind, The Twitcher by Sue Hayward. And rounding off with Good Riddance by Caroly…
 
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Christmas Flash Fiction for your listening pleasure! We have three diverse and unique Christmas stories for you, to round off 2021. Another emotional moment from Jayne Love, as only she can do, called Christmas in our House. A less on what's important from Carolyn Ward-Daniels called The Best Present. And rounding off with a bit of…
 
Flash Fiction for your listening pleasure! We have three diverse and unique stories for you, to round off season 4. Gentlemen be warned as we listen to Still Life by Carolyn Ward-Daniels. We have Who's Lucy? by Dean Wrigley and a tear jerker from Jayne Love called Loving a Stranger, all written exclusively for Bare Books. Download and listen. Let u…
 
Daizi has read and reviewed The Headmistress by Milena McKay. A little read genre to be fair so we’re on an exciting exploration of a new, to us, style of writing. The write up on Amazon reads as follows, but what did Daizi think of it, and will she be able to convince April to read it?... "A chance encounter. An unforgettable night. And back home,…
 
Flash Fiction for your listening pleasure! We have two stories for you for the writing prompt, Sparklers, one from Carolyn Ward-Daniels and one from April. Both written exclusively for Bare Books. Download and listen. Let us entertain you in true Bare Book's style. Maybe you'll be tempted to write a flash fiction story of your own. The next writing…
 
April has read and reviewed Double Identity by Alison Morton. And boy did it start an interesting conversation. The write up on Amazon reads as follows, but what did April think of it?... "It’s three days since dual-national Mel des Pittones threw in her job as an intelligence analyst with the French special forces to marry financial trader Gérard …
 
Flash Fiction for your listening pleasure! We couldn't agree on our favourite submission for the writing prompt, Dirty Weekend. So we chose two, one from Dean Wrigley and one from Carolyn Ward-Daniels. So you get to listen to four unique stories written exclusively for Bare Books. Download and listen. Let us entertain you in true Bare Book's style.…
 
April has read and reviewed Heaven in the Moonlight: A Friends to Lovers Romance (The Pearl Lake Series, Book 3) by Tina Marie. The write up on Amazon reads as follows, but what did April think of it?... "Can love heal a heartache? It can. When you find 'the one'... Ava Petersen couldn’t be happier living in the small lakeside village of Pearl Lake…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Part Two - Chapter 6: After a Cycle is Broken [The Final Chapter] 'Marcus was eager to hear any guidance Sam might offer. Aside from being without question the wisest person he’d ever known, and an impenetrable vault of di…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Part Two - Chapter 5: After a Cycle is Broken 'While many of Samsara’s encounters seemed to tax her emotionally, in ways difficult to identify, the constant travelling carried straightforward fatigue. And this was worsenin…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Part Two - Chapter 4: After a Cycle is Broken 'Placating the authorities back in England was far easier than Marcus had expected. In a series of phone calls they both clung firm to their story of merely wanting to go off t…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Part Two - Chapter 3: After a Cycle is Broken 'Still in Florida (and still unmoved by her serendipitous and interlacing universe), Sam returned to Memorial Hospital and another person’s bedside. Although this time it was n…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Part Two - Chapter 2: After a Cycle is Broken 'Four and a half thousand miles across the North Atlantic Ocean, Marcus and Mathilda ate breakfast in silence. The greyness outside imbued the tired dim bistro with an added ai…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Part Two - Chapter 1: After a Cycle is Broken 'On an aesthetic level, hospitals varied so much from place to place. And Sam had visited some truly appalling ones in her time (rarely on her own account). From state-run inst…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 30: A Lie About a Liver 'Jordana could not pretend that the media at large had not taken a huge ethical nosedive in her lifetime—or even during the briefer period she’d been truly cognisant of current affairs. Undi…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 29: One Person's Meat is Another's Saviour 'Cee slid her tongue over her teeth, grimacing at the furry texture. She hadn’t brushed them in at least a day. She’d worn the same oversized t-shirt and gym leggings for …
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 28: A Misread Message '“I’m just saying, Tommy Boy. Two poxy gigs in… how many?” “Thirty-nine,” his manager responded without missing a beat. “There we go, Thirty-nine.” Zach smiled his pearly-white smile. “I’d say…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 27: A Hit and Run in God's Waiting Room 'Olek had spent the last few days in a kind of surreal daze. Contemplating what might transpire beyond his own limited existence was not something he could conceive of. It wa…
 
Daizi has read and reviewed Covid Blues and Twos by Onia Fox for this episode, and she had plenty to say about it... "...There are hints at an actual story line that could be a future prequel, or it could be just what it seems, a hint at something with no deeper meaning. I think the author is an intelligent writer, with a quick sense of humour and …
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 26: A Seafaring Physician 'Cecelia’s hand was shaking violently as she held the receiver. It was difficult to distinguish if it was from fear or rage. “Dr Bryant is our consultant! We have a dialysis appointment an…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 25: From Harm's Way to Stowed Away 'Gabe had learned three important things from his time with Renzo, the hulking Bajan policeman. First, he was a man of few words; second, he had very little time for most people i…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 24: A Pilfered Venue 'Olek watched Ivan talking with his betrothed. His son was tall and powerfully built with a full head of lustrous black hair. Handsome and zestful at thirty years of age, his were the fresh unt…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 23: An Unfortunate Confession 'Zach awoke with a start in his hotel room in Cundinamarca, Colombia. His joints ached, the inside of his mouth had the texture of sandpaper, and it felt as though someone was lightly …
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 22: Dented Principles '“When did this happen?” “Less than two hours ago. It’s a residential area slightly north of the capital, a stone’s throw from the most touristy part.” Mr O’Malley moved away from Jordana’s ke…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 21: A Fake Gun 'From instinct Gabe knew which areas to avoid in the day, and that venturing out alone at night was impossible. He’d also learnt that the circle of people he could trust in Trini had dwindled to a nu…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 20: A Tall American in a Cafe 'The week after meeting the unexpectedly kind-hearted Blair had been hardest on Mathilda. Despite finishing the last of their personal cannabis supply in Inverness, and not smoking any…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 19: An Enraging Diversion 'Cee had felt rushed and agitated in every second spent at the office. Even with Jeremy back to help out, she still felt the crushing sense of there not being enough hours in a day. Her hu…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 18: A Last-Minute Replacement 'Jordana sat in her cubicle with her headphones on. She’d spent the day storming through a packed workload; presently she was editing her latest podcast and flitting occasionally to a …
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 17: A Suspicious Greenhouse ' “Oh, bloody hell,” Olek grunted across the breakfast table. “Twelve across… Starts with ‘B’. Five letters, ‘sacred fig tree’.” “Bodhi,” Victoria replied almost instantaneously. “B-O-D-…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 16: A Riotous Distraction 'The last few weeks in the new mobile abode had not been without their minor hurdles and difficulties for Marcus and Mathilda. They had sometimes forgone warm showers, been forced to abrup…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 15: An Ugly Associate 'Zach could feel the pressure building in his temples as he collapsed onto the sofa in the tour bus. Like a petulant toddler, he leaned forward to swipe the stack of tabloids off the coffee ta…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 14: A Diamond Strategy 'Gabe had adored the three weeks he’d lived with Patrice. He could not remember the last time he’d stayed at a single location for such a prolonged period of time. The eccentric South African…
 
Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 13: Advice from a Kiwi 'The anger steadily simmering in Cee’s subconscious differed from the way it’d felt a few weeks ago. It had contorted now, warped into something deeper, settling into a kind of sickened resen…
 
For your listening pleasure! Special guest Jayne Love joins Daizi and April this week as they each read and discuss their unique flash fiction stories around this episodes writing prompt: Summer Holiday. You get to listen to three unique stories written exclusively for Bare Books. Download and listen. Let us entertain you in true Bare Book's style.…
 
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