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100 word stories written and recorded by Laurence Simon every day, and a Weekly Challenge rounding up the best 100 word stories on a given topic every Sunday.

100 word stories written and recorded by Laurence Simon every day, and a Weekly Challenge rounding up the best 100 word stories on a given topic every Sunday.
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100 word stories written and recorded by Laurence Simon every day, and a Weekly Challenge rounding up the best 100 word stories on a given topic every Sunday.

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English


Episodes

je suis assholes

11/17/2018
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Every time there’s a tragedy or terrorism or bombing. Or worse. We are all… Parisians. New Yorkers. Barcelonans. Orlando. Charlie. We change our Facebook and Twitter icons. We post our hashtags. Je Suis… what is it today? Except, not always. There’s one exception: Israel. Oh, it’s not Anti-Semitism, it’s Anti-Zionism. How dare you accuse me … Continue reading "je suis assholes"

Duration:00:00:52

Bloody symphony

11/16/2018
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The blood wasn’t even dry when the investigators went into the club. Counting the bodies and bullets and shell casings. Measuring this, photographing that. Puling out wallets, looking in purses. Identifying the dead so others could tell their families. The ones who were calling over and over. The cell phones rang. So many of them. … Continue reading "Bloody symphony"

Duration:00:00:47

Body paint

11/15/2018
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They say that watching paint dry is boring, but have you ever done bodypaint? That’s not boring to watch, although you’re not really watching the paint dry. You’re looking at the body. The best bodypainting doesn’t look naked at all, but you still sense that something’s unusual about it. And then you see it. And … Continue reading "Body paint"

Duration:00:00:47

Orlando

11/14/2018
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The blood wasn’t dry in Orlando before the agendas came out. Talking points, for every color in the political spectrum. Gun control, immigration, gay rights, terrorism… Accusations without solutions, calls for togetherness and understanding that end up just polarizing people even more. I’d say that pointing fingers is more dangerous than pointing guns, but a … Continue reading "Orlando"

Duration:00:00:46

Laundry Kitten

11/13/2018
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Sometimes, I wake up early to do my laundry before work. One morning, as I was doing my laundry, I came across a tiny wet kitten. The kitten had either fallen into the pool or been thrown in. Either way, the little thing was sitting on the sidewalk. I leaned down, extended a hand, and … Continue reading "Laundry Kitten"

Duration:00:00:46

God she

11/12/2018
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Feminists are right when they claim that God is a she, but God’s not the maternal type. God’s a washed-up old barfly, the last out the door at Last Call every night. You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here. So, who does God stay with? Whoever she manages to pass out … Continue reading "God she"

Duration:00:00:44

Weekly Challenge #655 – Brace

11/11/2018
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Welcome to the 100 Word Stories podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. This is the Weekly Challenge, where I post a topic and then challenge you to come up with a 100 word story based on that topic. We’ve got stories by: Lizzie Richard Serendipity Aspen Tom Jon Norval Joe Planet Z LIZZIE “Brace yourselves for the worst … Continue reading "Weekly Challenge #655 – Brace"

Duration:00:07:28

The topic of the next weekly challenge is FLOWER

11/11/2018
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Hi there. This is Laurence Simon of the 100 Word Stories Podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. Every week, I post a topic for the Weekly Challenge, where you come up with the stories and I collect them up and share them. Want to give it a try? The topic of the next 100 Word Stories Weekly Challenge … Continue reading "The topic of the next weekly challenge is FLOWER"

Duration:00:00:40

Blow it up

11/10/2018
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It’s not every day that you see a star explode. We parked the ship a safe distance from the explosion, raised our deflector shields, and watched as a bright light erupted in the middle of our long-distance telescopes. Everything in the system was incinerated. Solar heat and charged mass spread out in all directions. Then, … Continue reading "Blow it up"

Duration:00:00:48

Janis

11/9/2018
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After every concert, every night, Janis shot up. She shot up a lot, more and more every night. She tried to kick the habit in Rio. But she started again. A lot of other performers died from overdoses. Blind Owl Wilson. Jimi Hendrix. “My people are pioneer stock,” she said. “They came across country and … Continue reading "Janis"

Duration:00:00:51

Mindy Miller

11/8/2018
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The Mindy Miller Show has been going strong for 75 years. There used to be a real Mindy Miller, but she had issues, and she kept making all kinds of demands. The network owned her likeness and name, so the network dumped her and replaced her with a clone. Sadly, the clone had replication errors, … Continue reading "Mindy Miller"

Duration:00:00:52

Therapy

11/7/2018
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I haven’t always been so well-adjusted. For a while, I had a therapist. And he did free association Well, kinda. He just kept shouting “Buckminster.” I’d say “Fuller” and he called the cops on me. I now realize he wasn’t a lousy therapist. I was just too possessive, and I followed him everywhere. He’d lost … Continue reading "Therapy"

Duration:00:00:50

Turing test

11/6/2018
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After computing hardware and programming advanced to the point where we could beat the Turing Test, the next challenge was to create an artificial body to put that intelligence into that would fool a human. Unlike the intelligence test, the body test was a lot more hands on. Scientists were asked to fuck a series … Continue reading "Turing test"

Duration:00:00:51

Billy the fastballer

11/5/2018
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Billy was a fastball pitcher. He threw fastballs. Really fast. Faster than any other pitcher. They were really dangerous. Two hundred, three hundred miles per hour. So fast, nobody could hit them. If you tried to hit them, you’d shatter your bat. Or if the ball was off-target, you’d get your arm or leg or … Continue reading "Billy the fastballer"

Duration:00:00:54

Weekly Challenge #654 – Dispute

11/4/2018
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Welcome to the 100 Word Stories podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. This is the Weekly Challenge, where I post a topic and then challenge you to come up with a 100 word story based on that topic. We’ve got stories by: Charlie Lizzie Richard Serendipity Tom Jeffrey Norval Joe Planet Z CHARLIE I can’t recall a dispute … Continue reading "Weekly Challenge #654 – Dispute"

Duration:00:05:17

The topic of the next weekly challenge is BRACE

11/4/2018
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Hi there. This is Laurence Simon of the 100 Word Stories Podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. Every week, I post a topic for the Weekly Challenge, where you come up with the stories and I collect them up and share them. Want to give it a try? The topic of the next 100 Word Stories Weekly Challenge … Continue reading "The topic of the next weekly challenge is BRACE"

Duration:00:00:36

And she got a pony

11/3/2018
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My girl loved ponies. Shelves and shelves of stuffed ponies. You could barely see her bed under them. My girl liked to draw ponies. She drew them everywhere. When she got older, she got a pony tattoo on her arm. She thought it would cover up the needle tracks. But it didn’t. We knew. And … Continue reading "And she got a pony"

Duration:00:00:46

Fast food for thought

11/2/2018
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Bob says that he can’t live on his minimum wage fast food job. So, he protests at rallies calling for a minimum wage of fifteen dollars an hour. Bob’s bosses say that such a high minimum wage will kill the fast food industry. Why is this a bad thing? Nobody should be eating fast food. … Continue reading "Fast food for thought"

Duration:00:00:45

National Novel Writing Breakfast

11/1/2018
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For this year’s National Novel Writing Month, I stay in front of my computer and stared at the screen. I didn’t write a word. Until, at the very last minute, I went into the kitchen and pulled three strips of bacon from the refrigerator. Then I stuck them to a sheet of paper. “I’m finished!” … Continue reading "National Novel Writing Breakfast"

Duration:00:00:43

The Melting Girl

10/31/2018
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Elizabeth liked to construct wax replicas of herself, mount them in the heated pan, and then transfer her consciousness to the slowly melting figures. Without sight or sound or thought, just the sensation of the warmth and slowly draining away from herself. Her softening skin, flowing and dripping into the pan, coalescing into a growing … Continue reading "The Melting Girl"

Duration:00:00:50