Other People's Flowers

Other People's Flowers

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A podcast for showcasing stories, essays, and poems from around the world.


S2:E20 A Boot Full of Dreams - Philip Charter
Jun 23 • 25 min
Philip Charter is a writer who lives and works in Pamplona, Spain. He is tall, enjoys travel, and runs the imaginatively named website ‘Tall Travels’. His work has been featured in Flash Fiction Magazine, Fabula Argentea, and Page & Spine, among other…
S2:E19 Venture - Tracy Lyall
Jun 2 • 21 min
Tracy L. Lyall resides in a dungeon beneath the steamy streets of Houston, TX. Born in the 1970’s during the time of roller-disco and cool, cigarette-smoking tomboys, she spent her early years traveling on greyhound buses and experiencing life, much of…
S2:E18: The Last Playdate - Christopher Bell
May 18 • 19 min
Christopher S. Bell has been writing and releasing literary and musical works through My Idea of Fun since 2008. His sound projects include Emmett and Mary, Technological Epidemic, C. Scott and the Beltones and Fine Wives. My Idea of Fun is an art and…
S2:E17 - The Stations of Grief - Pamela Scott
May 4 • 33 min
Pamela Scott lives in Glasgow, UK. Her work has appeared in various magazines including Brilliant Flash Fiction, Peeking Cat Poetry, The Cannon’s Mouth, Sarasvati, The Dawntreader and Toasted Cheese Literary Magazine. She has also featured in anthologies…
S2:E16 Pink Sparkle Helmet - Jo Alkemade
Apr 26 • 14 min
Jo Alkemade is a Dutch citizen living in Long Beach, California. She spent many years riding her own motorcycle through the wide open spaces of the USA, and “Pink Sparkle Helmet” is based on personal experience. Previous publications include a children’s…
S2:E15 The Siamese - João Cerqueira (trans. Chris Mingay)
Apr 13 • 27 min
João Cerqueira has a PhD in History of Art from the University of Oporto. He is the author of eight books. The Tragedy of Fidel Castro won the USA Best Book Awards 2013, the Beverly Hills Book Awards 2014, the Global EbookAwards 2014, was finalist for the…
S2:E14 Pissing Stones - Elson Dauti
Apr 6 • 6 min
This week’s work comes from Elson Dauti
S2e13: Joe Bisicchia and Fabrice Poussin - Poetry
Mar 30 • 32 min
This week we’re featuring work by two poets. Joe Bisicchia writes of our shared dynamic. An Honorable Mention recipient for the Fernando Rielo XXXII World Prize for Mystical Poetry, his works have appeared in numerous publications. His website is…
S2:E12 Anjali - Adreyo Sen
Mar 15 • 13 min
Adreyo Sen is currently a PhD student at the University at Albany. He has been published in The Southampton Review, The Little Magazine, Danse Macabre, and Quail Bell.
S2:E11 The Weaver’s Daughter - Jonathan Ball
Mar 8 • 20 min
Jonathan is a freelance cartographer who’s day-job focusses on creating digital 3D landscape animations. Based in a picturesque seaside town in Scotland, Jonathan enjoys writing both prose and poetry. He also plays mandolin and haunts the local folk-club.
S2:E10 Cat in the Rain - Rosemary Harp
Feb 23 • 11 min
Rosemary Harp is a Chicago-based writer of fiction and essays. Her work has appeared in Brain Child Magazine, Hobart, Writing Disorder, and other journals. She is working on her first novel. Her hobbies include raising children and playing ice hockey.
S2:E9 The Hefner Project - Melodie Corrigall
Feb 15 • 15 min
Melodie Corrigall is an eclectic Canadian writer whose work has appeared in Foliate Oak, Litro UK, Halfway Down the Stairs, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, Corner Bar Magazine, Scarlet Leaf Review, Blue Lake Review, Subtle Fiction, Emerald Bolts and The…
S2:E8 The Shape of Things at Night - Niall Shepherd
Feb 1 • 12 min
Niall Shepherd is a young, autistic writer, from Preston, England. He uses his work as a means to express himself, and understand others. He often aims to explore themes of manhood and masculinity, adulthood and memory, family and fear. His work tends to…
S2:E6 My Comic Debut - Linda Herskovic
Jan 18 • 19 min
Linda Herskovic is a former standup comic, a playwright, an essayist and is currently working on a funny yet touching fictional memoir and two children’s books, both about birds. She is an editor by trade and has appeared in the NY Time Metropolitan Diary…
S2:E5 Kind and Slow-witted Carpathian Spring - Lazar Trubman
Jan 13 • 20 min
Lazar Trubman is a college professor (linguistics and philology), who immigrated to the United States from a small town in the former USSR in 1990 after experiencing firsthand the hospitality of the Committee of State Security – KGB in common parlance. He…
S2:E4 To Honor a Hero - Claudia Hinz
Jan 5 • 21 min
Claudia Hinz graduated from Harvard and received her master’s degree in English from Southern Methodist University. She worked as a broadcast journalist for network affiliates in California, Seattle and Dallas. Her articles, essays, book reviews and…
S2:E3 Glimpse - Jamie Leung
Dec 28, 2018 • 19 min
This week we’re featuring a short story from Jamie Leung.
S2:E2 Here at the Esplanade - Irving Greenfield
Dec 21, 2018 • 13 min
Irving Greenfield is a writer. His work has been published in Amarillo Bay, Runaway Parade, Writing For Tomorrow, eFictionMag and the Stone Hobo; and in Prime Mincer, The Note and Cooweescoowee (3X); and in THE STONE CANOE, electronic edition. He is cited…
S2E1 The Hotel With the Blue Light - David Woods
Dec 14, 2018 • 18 min
David Woods is a writer and award-winning filmmaker, whose first feature film Till Sunset was released in the USA on Blu-Ray in 2013. His second feature Nightlens is in post production. Four of his six short films have played at international film…
Episode 30 - Weekend in the Suburbs - Mark Tulin
Oct 4, 2018 • 14 min
This week we’re featuring a short piece by Mark Tulin, Weekend in the Suburbs. This story was first published in the online journal, The Cabinet of Heed. Mark Tulin is a retired Family Therapist from Philadelphia who now resides in Santa Barbara,…
Episode 29 - Disclaimer - Paige Olausen
Sep 26, 2018 • 6 min
This week we’re featuring a short piece by Paige Olausen, Disclaimer. Paige Noel is a hobbyist writer and college student. Paige is an environmentalist by training but uses writing as an outlet. The piece is a disclaimer and in a way a love-ish letter. It…
Episode 28 - Let this Damn Day Break - Stephen McQuiggan
Sep 19, 2018 • 14 min
This week we’re featuring a short story by Stephen McGuiggan, Let this Damn Day Break. Stephen McQuiggan was the original author of the bible; he vowed never to write again after the publishers removed the dinosaurs and the spectacular alien abduction…
Episode 27 - A Penny for 50 Cent’s Thoughts - R.J. Fox
Sep 5, 2018 • 19 min
This week we’re featuring a non-fiction essay, A Penny for 50 Cent’s Thoughts, by Robert Fox. R.J. Fox is the award-winning writer of several short stories, plays, poems, a memoir, and 15 feature length screenplays. Two of his screenplays have been…
Episode 26 - A Woman of the Arts - Steve Carr
Aug 30, 2018 • 17 min
This week we’re featuring a short story by Steve Carr, called A Woman of the Arts. Steve Carr, who lives in Richmond, Va., began his writing career as a military journalist and has had over 170 short stories published internationally in print and online…
Episode 25 - A Sicilian Tale - Susan P. Blevins
Aug 22, 2018 • 9 min
This week we’re featuring a short story by Susan P. Blevins, A Sicilian Tale. Susan is reading her own work. Susan P. Blevins was born in England, lived 26 years in Italy, and has now resided in the USA for the past 25 years, first in Taos, NM, and…
Episode 24 - The Squall - Michael Anthony
Aug 15, 2018 • 22 min
This week we’re featuring a short story by Michael Anthony. Michael Anthony is a writer and artist living in New Jersey. He has published fiction, poetry, illustrations, and photographs in literary journals and commercial magazines. Most recently these…
Episode 23 - Jenean McBrearty
Aug 8, 2018 • 27 min
This week we’re featuring a short story by Jenean McBrearty. Jenean McBrearty is a graduate of San Diego State University, who taught Political Science and Sociology. Her fiction, poetry, and photographs have been published in over two-hundred print and…
Episode 22 - Country Man - Terry Barr
Aug 1, 2018 • 7 min
This week we’re featuring a non-fiction essay by Terry Barr. Terry Barr is the author of Don’t Date Baptists and Other Warnings from My Alabama Mother (Third Lung Press), We Might As Well Eat: How to Survive Tornadoes, Alabama Football, and Your Southern…
Episode 21 - Twenty Good Years - Pete Stavros
Jul 18, 2018 • 16 min
This week we’re featuring a short story by Pete Stavros, called Twenty Good Years. Twenty Good Years is due to be published in Thoughtful Dog (https://www.thoughtfuldogmag.com/). Peter J. Stavros is a writer in Louisville, Kentucky. His work has appeared…
Episode 20 - Jeffery Berg - Poetry
Jul 12, 2018 • 9 min
This week we’re featuring poetry by Jeffery Berg. Jeffery Berg’s poems have appeared in Impossible Archetype, El Balazo Press, glitterMOB, the Leveler, Court Green, Rove, Map Literary, Assaracus and Harpur Palate, and No, Dear. A Virginia Center of the…
Episode 19 - Christopher Woods - Man with a White Cane
Jul 4, 2018 • 8 min
This week we’re featuring a short story by Christopher Woods, Man with a White Cane. Christopher Woods is a writer, teacher and photographer who lives in Chappell Hill, Texas. He has published a novel, THE DREAM PATCH, a prose collection, UNDER A RIVERBED…
Episode 18 - Robert Beveridge - Poetry
Jun 27, 2018 • 5 min
This week we’re featuring a selection of poetry by Robert Beveridge. Robert Beveridge makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry in Akron, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in The Nixes Mate Review, Violet Rising, and The Road Less Travelled,…
Episode 17 - JJ Steinfeld - Poetry
Jun 20, 2018 • 8 min
This week we’re featuring a selection of poetry byt J.J. Steinfeld. Canadian fiction writer, poet, and playwright J. J. Steinfeld lives on Prince Edward Island, where he is patiently waiting for Godot’s arrival and a phone call from Kafka. While waiting,…
Episode 16 - Ted DeMarsh - Sweet Run
Jun 13, 2018 • 11 min
This week we’re featuring a story by Ted DeMarsh, Sweet Run. It’s about a young girl’s visit to the annual market fair and a young boy she meets there. Edward Michael DeMarsh usually works in script form for TV and Film, though he has enjoyed writing…
Episode 15 - Robert Okaji and Veronica Fitzhugh Poetry
Jun 6, 2018 • 3 min
This week we’re featuring work by two poets: Veronica Fitzhugh and Robert Okaji. Robert Okaji lives in Texas with his wife, two dogs and some books. The author of five chapbooks, his work has appeared in such publications as Clade Song, Vox Populi, Boston…
Gale Acuff - Naked Truth - Episode 14
May 30, 2018 • 14 min
This week’s episode is a collection of poetry by Gale Acuff, titled Naked Truth. It’s a comic, moving story of a young boy and his obsession with his scripture teacher. Gale Acuff has had poetry published in Ascent, McNeese Review, Pennsylvania Literary…
Patrcia Kenet Stories - Episode 13
May 23, 2018 • 30 min
This week’s episode features a collection of stories by Patricia Lawler Kenet. Patricia Lawler Kenet is a journalist, semi-retired lawyer and entrepreneur. Her work has appeared in Slate.com, The Fiction Pool and Mutha Magazine. Other People’s Flowers is…
Conversations with My Mother - Sile Mannion
May 15, 2018 • 19 min
This week’s episode features a collection of stories and poems by Silé Mannion, Conversations with my Mother. Silé is an Irish writer living in New Zealand. When she can write, she writes. When she can’t, she reads. On occasion, she plays the ukulele.…
Toms Tom - Thomas Healy - Episode 11
May 2, 2018 • 20 min
This week’s episode features a short story, Toms-Tom, by Thomas Healy, about a man coming to terms with his cousin’s death and what it means to face life without him T.R. Healy was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and his stories have appeared in…
Early Morning Fog - Kate Lunn-Pigula
Apr 25, 2018 • 12 min
This week’s episode features a short story, Early Morning Fog, by Kate Lunn-Pigula. It’s about a woman coming to terms with the aftermath of a a breakup and its effects on her life. Kate Linn-Pigular has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of…
Short Fiction - Marc Nash
Apr 18, 2018 • 14 min
This week’s episode feature a selection of short pieces by Marc Nash. Marc Nash has published five collections of Flash Fiction and his fifth novel will be published by Dead Ink Books early 2018. He has also been published by Akashic Books, Culture…
War Hero - David Calladine
Apr 11, 2018 • 23 min
This week’s episode features a short story by David Calladine about a young man attending the funeral for a grandfather he didn’t know. David Calladine is a former software engineer and now writer and freelance journalist. He lives and works in the Dublin…
Those Left Behind - Jonathan D’Arcy
Apr 4, 2018 • 25 min
This week’s episode features a short story by Jonathan D’Arcy about a Classics teacher who gets left behind by society while trying to follow him dreams. He finds himself caught up in a web of deceit and lies that leaves him questioning many of his life…
We Don’t Do Catholics Here - Jemma Prandial
Mar 28, 2018 • 24 min
This week’s story comes from Jemma Prandial, We Don’t Do Catholics Here. It’s about a non-religious mission in Africa and how the volunteers there start to question their atheism when an Islamist insurgency starts to run through the country. Jemma is a…
Pity Friends - David Calladine
Mar 21, 2018 • 27 min
This week we feature a story by David Calladine, Pity Friends, about a man visiting some of his artist friends who’ve retired from the bustle of city life to go and live a life of art and relative poverty in Ireland. David Calladine is a former software…
Courting - Robert Davies
Mar 14, 2018 • 25 min
This week we feature a story by Robert Davies about the perils of online dating. It’s a comic short story about a man who’s first experience in the world of online dating goes horribly wrong. Robert Davies is a standup comic and writer living in London.…
Inscription - Dorothy Piers
Mar 7, 2018 • 31 min
This week we feature a story by Dorothy Piers, Inscription. It’s about someone who finds an inscription in the front of a book by W. Somerset Maugham and imagines who would throw away a book with an inscription in it and for what reason. Dorothy is a…
Allemande Grave - Daniel Richards
Feb 28, 2018 • 26 min
This episode features a story, Allemande Grave, by Daniel Richards. A nightwatchman in a factory hears some mysterious music and goes to investigate. Daniel Richards is a writer and artist living in Manchester in the UK. His work explores the effects of…
Just Once In The Moonlight - Ayunda Dlamini
Feb 22, 2018 • 12 min
This episode we feature a story by Ayunda Dlamini about a failed romance in Africa. Ayunda is a novelist and writer who moved to the UK from Swaziland in 2010, and has been writing on a number of topics. His main interested include post-colonial…