Flashes of the Quotidian: Readings by Dave Eggers, Sean Ennis, and Dave Housley
From Micro, a Podcast for Short But Powerful Writing
Micro is a podcast for short but powerful writing. Each episode features a few short pieces of fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry read by the author.
Bathtubs, Camaros, and under-eye cream. Welcome to the Season Three finale episode of Micro. What a wild and wonderful ride this season has been. In this episode, we have three pieces straight out of quotidian life—on connection, a yearning for love, and loneliness.
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Like so many plans-gone-awry, our first piece bubbles up with good intent and deflates in reality. Written by Dave Housley and published in Hobart, it’s called “Cialis.”
Our second piece could almost be an email from a husband to a wife, filled with everyday occurrence. And somehow, despite its specificity, Sean Ennis’s piece “Gnashing,” published in buffalobuffalobuffalo, is quietly poignant.
Fun fact about our third piece—Dave Eggers doesn’t have a cellphone. So, here he is, reading his favorite short piece called “Accident” to me on the phone as I recorded him.
Micro is edited and curated by Dylan Evers and produced and hosted by Drew Hawkins. Theme song is by Matt Ordes. Follow the show on Twitter at @podcastmicro.
Dave Housley’s third novel, The Other Ones, is coming out in January from Alan Squire Publishing. You can find him on Twitter at @housleydave, or on his website at housleydave.com.
Sean Ennis is the author of CHASE US: Stories (Little A) and more of his work can be found at seanennis.net and @Seanennis110 on Twitter.
Dave Eggers is an American writer, editor, and publisher. He wrote the best-selling memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. You can find him on his website at daveeggers.net.