TBM-1912.12 – Advent02 – Trouble Bass

Trouble Bass

Description:

#Audio. #flashfic #holidailies  Twelve Days before Christmas, I offer “Trouble Bass…” It’s not a holiday story, necessarily, but it could be.

Excerpt:

“Economics is what you do. Music is what you are. Today you’re a trouble bass player.”

Trouble bass?”

“Yup. Iff’n you play for nice folks in clubs, it’s double bass, but when you play for the people who need to hear it, need it to keep their hearts whole, it’s trouble bass.”

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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 album art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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1908.17 – DDOP.17 – Eclipse

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Description:

#Audio. #ShortShort  A challenge to write a story about birth.

Excerpt:

“Am I being kidnapped?” he asks, only half-kidding.

“Nope. Rescued.”

The corpsman is the size of a linebacker, black, with dark eyes that are difficult to read. His looks make him more likely to be on a football field or at the door of a disreputable bar than in a military hospital. But Miller feels like the bigger man can be trusted.

“Thought I already was.”

“Rescue,” the corpsman says, “is an ongoing process.”

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 BossJock iPad app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid album art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Music used for the opening and closing is a mix of Chris Zabriskie’s “The Oceans Continue to Rise” from the Free Music Archive and Kevoy’s clip of whales off the coast of French Polynesia from Freesound.
  • Chris Zabriskie’s song is also used under some readings.

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TBM-1810.31 – With Teeth & Other Stories

With Teeth

Description:

#Audio. #Halloween A collection of five short-short stories for the season. Read by the Bathtub Mermaid and Friends.

Excerpt:

I reach around him and grab the bottle from his far hand, then take a swig. “Not bad,” I said. “Tastes like a ninety-nine… maybe a two thousand. Virgin?”

“Virgin,” he confirms. “Two thousand. Carpathian blend. Shall I heat it for you?

“Please.” I go to the couch and wrap a cotton throw around my legs. He joins me a few minutes later, handing me my favorite mug – a smiley-face with fangs – full of steaming liquid. For himself, he’s got scrambled eggs and a hamburger patty. He says protein is essential.

Links and References

  • Bottled Up and With Teeth were read by The Bathtub Mermaid
  • Duet For Two Young Superheroes was read by Clay Robeson. Learn more about Clay: about.me/ClayR
  • Etiquette was read by Nuchtchas of Nutty Bites. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.
  • A Piece of Midnight was read by Jason Gregory Banks of Talk Nerdy 2 Me. You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter.
  • All of the stories in this episode were written by The Bathtub Mermaid for this year’s HorrorDailies challenge. Find this year’s archive at MissMeliss.com

Credits:

  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the BossJock iPad app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid album art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Music used for the opening and closing is a mix of Chris Zabriskie’s “The Oceans Continue to Rise” from the Free Music Archive and Kevoy’s clip of whales off the coast of French Polynesia from Freesound.
  • Chris Zabriskie’s song is also used under some readings.
  • Incidental music for this episode is Ghost Dance by Kevin MacLeod, courtesy of the Free Music Archive

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