TBM-2104.30 – Sleeping Positions (A Basil and Zoe Vignette)

Robot head looking front on camera isolated on a black background

Description:

#audio #flashfiction #basilandzoe #vignette

Excerpt:

Basil reached out and brushed some of my hair out of my face. “It is true that I do not require sleep,” he said in a gentle tone. “But I am capable of sleep. However, I do not believe that is your real concern. You have ‘crashed’ here many times while I was working or writing.”

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  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid album art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
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TBM – 2103.39 – Labyrinth

Labyrinth UUCOC

 

Description:

#audio. #flashfiction #spiritualbutnotreligious #labyrinth

Excerpt:

She traces the switchback paths with her whole body, one quadrant at a time until the circle is complete. The sun is partially occluded by lingering morning fog, but she likes it that way. It makes this place feel more mystical.

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The Bathtub Mermaid is now on Patreon! If you like the stories and essays I share, and want to have occasional visits from Mei-Mei del Mare, please consider subscribing.

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  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid album art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM2102.28 – Sunday Brunch – Leonardo Was Right

Description:

#audio. #essay #sundaybrunch #LeonardoDaVinci  #winterstormuri

Excerpt:

I look around my house and feel nothing but anger at being cheated out of enjoying a rare snowstorm, and at the fact that the Texas government would prefer that people freeze rather than lose a penny.  I feel like I’ve betrayed my dogs by allowing them to suffer, to be confused by being moved away and then home, and by not behaving in ways they expect. My house is no longer a haven, but a prison I can’t escape.

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The Bathtub Mermaid is now on Patreon! If you like the stories and essays I share, and want to have occasional visits from Mei-Mei del Mare, please consider subscribing.

Credits:

  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid album art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM-2012.24 – Amazing Peace, by Maya Angelou

Christmas Candles

Description:

#audio. #readerstheatre #AmazingPeace #MayaAngelou #Christmas

Excerpt:

Into this climate of fear and apprehension, Christmas enters,
Streaming lights of joy, ringing bells of hope
And singing carols of forgiveness high up in the bright air.
The world is encouraged to come away from rancor,
Come the way of friendship.

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  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid album art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM-2012.23 – Mermaid Minute: Sandy Claws

Mermaid Minute

Description:

#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about Sandy Claws and Crab Kringle

Excerpt:

High above the seashore seagulls pause
Calling out for Sandy Claws
Across the wet sand click! Click! Click!
Enters the form of Sand Crab Nick!

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Credits:

  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid banner art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM-2012.22 – Mermaid Minute: Rudolph the Red-Tailed Black Shark

Mermaid Minute

Description:

#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about sharks and carps.

Excerpt:

Rudolph the red-tailed black shark
Had a very fiery fin.
And if you ever saw him
You would know that times are grim

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Credits:

  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid banner art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM-2012.21 – Mermaid Minute: Water Wonderland

Mermaid Minute

Description:

#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks sand angels.

Excerpt:

Sirens sing, are you listening?
Beneath the moon, their tails are glistening
A wonderful sight!
We’re happy tonight
Splashing in a water wonderland!

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Credits:

  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid banner art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM – 2012.16 – Mermaid Minute: Here We Come A-Coraling

Mermaid Minute

Description:

#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about carol – um – coraling.

Excerpt:

Here we come a-coraling down in the sea so blue
And here we come a-swimming to sing our songs for you

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Credits:

  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid banner art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM – 2012.15 – Mermaid Minute: Frosty the Blowfish

Mermaid Minute

Description:

#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about snowmen and winter at the beach.

Excerpt:

Frosty the Blowfish

Was a jolly, splashy soul

With a million spikes that come out at night

And two eyes that pierce your soul

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Credits:

  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid banner art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM2012.14 – Mermaid Minute: Sight the Remora

Mermaid Minute

Description:

#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about Hanukkah… and remoras

Excerpt:

Oh, Hanukkah! Oh, Hanukkah!

Come sight the remoras!

See how  they circle

The sharks like an aura!

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Credits:

  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid banner art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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