Over the moon to have my flash featured on Mr. Bear’s renowned podcast at Boston Free Radio!!!
A few years ago Kathleen Rooney (founding editor of Rose Metal Press, which specializes in flash), interviewed Mr. Bear for AWP Writer and described the podcast: “Mr. Bear is the ideal reader, the kind of reader many authors either explicitly or unconsciously hope for when they sit down to write: someone discerning but generous, funny but sad, smart but not distant, who encounters literary work with a curious brain and an open heart, and who relishes the pieces that hit both places. He shares his readerly skills each week as the host of a show which airs every [week].
Each show is an eclectic musical-literary digest that chronicles the tastes and idiosyncrasies of this sophisticated stuffed animal and his owner Georgia Bellas, who received him as a present for her first birthday, and has had him with her ever since. … ‘I had an audience and platform so this could be an opportunity to shine a tiny spotlight on writers and artists and their work,’ said Bellas. ‘I wanted to let writers know their words had touched me and share those words with others who might not have heard them otherwise.’”
The latest episode of “Mr. Bear’s Violet Saloon/The Secret Lives of Stuffed Animals,” called “Chasing Rabbits” (show #165, March 11, 2018), opens with Grace Slick (Mr. Bear’s not old enough to know what that Jefferson Airplane song meant to me years ago) and features some of my most recent and some of my oldest flash. The music throughout is SO good. Here’s her description: “Show #165 on March 11, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads the beguiling work of Jacqueline Doyle in FIVE:2:ONE, Spelk, A-Minor, 100 word story, Monkeybicycle, Flash Frontier, and Bluestem Magazine. New twists on Alice in Wonderland and Little Red Riding Hood, mythological rivers, failed magicians, almost drownings — these stories blend ancient and modern magic, shining a sympathetic light on the human condition and elusiveness of dreams.” Download the free episode here or on iTunes.
Mr. Bear has included so many terrific flash writers over the seven years she’s been broadcasting. Check out the wonderful archives at PodBean.