Podcast – The Ransom Note – Short Story

 

Welcome to the Cairns Writes Fiction Podcast. Every week I’ll be reading a short story or piece of serialized fiction.

This week’s story is called The Ransom Note. I am still, upon reading it for the podcast, remarkably proud of this one. I think I achieved what I set out to do, which is a rare feeling for me with short stories. Enjoy.

An elderly woman lies in bed, Alzheimers stealing her memories and old age taking the rest. She receives a letter from an unexpected source, a ransom note no less, and she can’t help but pay. But she has secrets her grandchildren can’t begin to imagine, as Edward is about to discover…

Written, Read and Produced by Michael Cairns

The next episode will be available to download next week. Happy listening.

Podcast – Scarlet’s Web – Episode Sixteen

 

Scarlet’s Web is the fourth chapter in the life of Scarlet Rose Parker, Tumblr veteran, lover of pizza and Harry Potter-obsessed teenage magician.

In episode Fifteen of Scarlet’s Web, Scarlet was offered a scholarship to learn with the Council of Magic and received an email from Martin. Mum helped Skinny feel a little less alien, and Red discovered Peanut Butter…

Written, read and produced by Michael Cairns.

The next episode will be available to download next week. Happy listening.

Podcast – A Change of Status – Episode Five

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A Change of Status is the third chapter in the life of Scarlet Rose Parker, Tumblr veteran, lover of pizza and Harry Potter obsessed teenage magician.

In episode four of A Change of Status, Martin did battle with an emo kid with a sword, Scarlet had to deal with seeing death close up and they met with a man called Healer…

Written, read and produced by Michael Cairns.

The next episode will be available to download next week. Happy listening.

Podcast – Scarlet’s Walk – Episode 8

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Scarlet’s Walk the next chapter in the life of Scarlet Rose Parker, Tumblr veteran, lover of pizza and Harry Potter obsessed teenage magician.

In episode 7 of Scarlet’s Walk, our heroine met some of the council and discovered that for all the silly voices and bunny slippers, they were just as unpleasant as she’d expected. And she found Martin.

Written, read and produced by Michael Cairns.

The next episode will be available to download next week. Happy listening.

(If you’ve not yet caught up with the first part of Scarlet’s story then you can find the five episodes of “Life Without Tumblr” on the podcasts page.)

Podcast – Scarlet’s Walk – Episode 7

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Scarlet’s Walk the next chapter in the life of Scarlet Rose Parker, Tumblr veteran, lover of pizza and Harry Potter obsessed teenage magician.

In episode 6 of Scarlet’s Walk, our heroine learned a little more about magic, visited the sights and discovered something very unusual in the toilets beneath the National Portrait Gallery.

Written, read and produced by Michael Cairns.

The next episode will be available to download next week. Happy listening.

(If you’ve not yet caught up with the first part of Scarlet’s story then you can find the five episodes of “Life Without Tumblr” on the podcasts page.)

Podcast – Scarlet’s Walk – Episode 5

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Scarlet’s Walk the next chapter in the life of Scarlet Rose Parker, Tumblr veteran, lover of pizza and Harry Potter obsessed teenage magician.

In episode 4 of Scarlet’s Walk, our heroine met the Three Sisters deep below the streets of Camden, asked her three questions and learned that nothing is ever as simple as it should be.

Written, read and produced by Michael Cairns.

The next episode will be available to download next week. Happy listening.

(If you’ve not yet caught up with the first part of Scarlet’s story then you can find the five episodes of “Life Without Tumblr” on the podcasts page.)