Saturday, May 9, 2015

Anklecast 26: One Million Miles

I shipped my pants pretty much the whole month of April through. I'm going to turn it around, however. It won't be my condition forever. Novel writing time is coming up, and my story is starting to burn away in my mind. I'm getting excited about it. But I've got to make some changes to make this novel thing succeed.

I talk a bit about that, and I have a special surprise. Normally I don't do stories on here, but I wanted to show that I can turn things around, so I did one this month. It's a little bit of flash fiction called "One Million Miles." If you like it, let me know, and I'll try to do one more often.

Oh, and something I've never had before but will in today's show is a listener question! A listener sent me an MP3 file of their question, and I answer it on the show. That'll be fun too. All around good times today. Hope you enjoy it.

Music for the story was "Despair and Triumph." And my regular music montage is "Crossing The Divide." Both are courtesy of Kevin MacLeod of

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  1. Hey Big. I find your closing montage of motivational qoutes to be very...well motivating. I also like the idea of you writing a story for the Anklecast every month. If you want me to record one of them to save you time, just let me know.

  2. Sorry this comment comes so long after you published the story, but I'm just catching up.
    Loved the story. Glad to see you writing and producing stuff. My only feedback on the story would have be around the very last line.. From what I could get from such a short story, I didn't feel like the character would be willing to commit to ACTUALLY going to Mars, but he would certainly waffle back and forth.. So at that moment, he was a million miles away, but the last line, which was something like, "But soon I'll be 140 million miles away..." is a thought in his own head. So it left me wondering if he was really committed, or just really able to lie to himself.

    Either way.. Thanks for the story!