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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TBM-2012.13 – Mermaid Minute: Jingle Shells

Mermaid Minute

Description:

#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about Christmas Carols.

Excerpt:

Jingle shells! Jingle shells!

Jingle all the way!

Oh! What fun it is to surf

Atop a big blue wave!

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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-2011.30 – Marry Me a Little

Marry Me a Little

Description:

#audio. #readerstheatre #shortscenes Will and Yu’s relationship in three short scenes.

Excerpt:

YU: It’s funny isn’t it?

WILL: What do you mean?

YU: Well, in our parents’ time, marriage was the default. Now? I know so many couples who don’t marry until they’ve had children. Or even after.

WILL: Yeah. The question used to be when will you marry, or who. Not, you know… will you ever. (He takes a beat). Will you?

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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-2010.20 – Wolves and Tears

Description:

#audio. #flashfic #flashfiction Twisted fairy tales and bottled tears.

Excerpt:

She’d cut him. Not her father, but the wolf. She’d drawn his blood while he never drew hers. Well, not with a knife. But she’d been a virgin the first time he’d lain with her, and that kind of bloodstain was better earned.

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Support:

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-2010.06 – Never Wade While Wearing Velvet

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Description:

#audio. #short-short. Sun, Sand, Sea, Kindred Spirits, and Spirits of Another Kind.

Excerpt:

She likes the way his kisses taste like salt-water taffy, and the way he’s totally comfortable in rolled-up khakis and a chambray shirt, sitting on the sand near a bonfire, and equally comfortable dressed in a coat and tie and shoes (she still hates shoes, but she wears heels because they’re better for dancing) that gleam from shining.

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Support:

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.
Become a Patron!

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-2009.15 – From the Logs of Basil

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Description:

#audio. #flashfiction #basilandzoe A look at one or two of Basil’s log files.

Excerpt:

The Cousteau has just completed a humanitarian mission to the planet we refer to as Aquaria  Three, though the native population – a race of sentient marine mammals not far removed from the Terran cetacean species – has a different name for their world. The organic beings among our crew have been unable to reproduce the name, but I have managed a close approximation that the locals told me was ‘close enough for krill.’

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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.
  • Photo by stock photo from 123rf.com
  • Bathtub Mermaid album art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM-2009.02 – Mermaid Minute: Seasons

Mermaid Minute

Description:

#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about seasons.

Excerpt:

Just as they do on land, seasons change in the sea, but they don’t affect mermaids the same way they do land-walkers

Links and References

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-2009.02 – Mermaid Minute: Fast & Slow Food

Mermaid Minute

Description:

#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about fast and slow food.

Excerpt:

We mermaids are always perplexed by the land-walkers’ concepts of fast and slow food.

Links and References

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-2009.01 – Mermaid Minute: The Beach

Mermaid Minute

Description:

#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about the  beach.

Excerpt:

We can walk on the sand, but we generally prefer not to be surrounded by all that sizzling human meat.

Links and References

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-2009.01 – Mermaid Minute: Window Shopping

Mermaid Minute

Description:

#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about window shopping.

Excerpt:

I’ve heard that land-walkers sometimes engage in something called ‘window shopping’ where they gaze upon merchandise but do not purchase it.

Links and References

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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