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The Artifact — My Audiostory on the Centropic Oracle



My second flash story, “The Artifact,” has just been released on The Centropic Oracle. This one is set in the world of Storm Hamilton and the Seraphim, though of a slightly different vein.

The story was read by the wonder CB Droege, who does it great justice. If you recognize his voice, it is because he is the editor of Manawaker Studios and did the reading for my story “The First Sighting,” which was recorded for the flash fiction podcast on his site.

If you like sci-fi steeped in nostalgia and pining for the past, you’ll like this one!

You can listen to the story HERE.

If you’d like a bit more of this sci-fi world, check out the Storm Hamilton story “The Old Bird.”


New Audio Story Released!


Manawaker Studio has turned one of my stories into an audio production. That’s two stories I’ve so far had redone in audio, with a third coming at the end of the month.

This story is actually the compilation of three shorter flash pieces that were originally featured on this blog. They are the stories featuring the character Sparrow, who was originally a supporting character in my upcoming book, In the Valley of Magic. I was drawn to Sparrow as a character, and found myself writing her a few times. The three stories ended up being a consistent series, so I fused them and submitted to Manawaker, which does a great job on the audio work.

You can find the audio story on the Manawaker Studio homepage with this LINK.

Or on Youtube with this LINK.

I must say I am impressed with the quality of the work. The reading is great and the voice work very professional. So go and listen to the story! If you like the story or the production, please leave a message on the page that you listened from.

New Audio Story on the Centropic Oracle


During my adventures with writing and publishing, I have tried to take several approaches. One of these is with audiobook podcasts, the first of which released yesterday at the Centropic Oracle.

I have been waiting with a bit of apprehension to hear their production of my work. I imagine that must be a common feeling for authors having their writing turned into audio. Will the reader do a good job? Will they read it right?

The latter question is probably the worst. We authors have big egos. I doubt you could get into the craft without one. I know how my story should sound. I wrote it after all. It’s all made worse because I a man of a certain type of personality, one that often thinks there is only one right answer to any question.

Rob Gillespie did a great job with his reading. Certainly, there are things I think should have been pronounced or paced differently, but I honestly doubt I could have done a better job. Rob has a great voice for audio work. He sounds like a long-time audiobook reader, similar to voices I have heard many times before. And I am probably being picky.

For any flash fiction authors out there, if you are looking for something different to do with your work, you could do much worse than sending your stuff to the Centropic Oracle. They do a great job with their productions and publish a wide variety of story content, though it is restricted to speculative fiction.

If you like audio stories, you could do worse than check out my story, A Brief Glimpse of Everything.

There is also a donation button on the page, if you want to directly support me or the reader. That is a great feature that I haven’t seen in other places. The ability to directly support authors is always welcome.

Story Link