Golden Girls and Dinosaurs: Readings by Rodrick Minor, Anna Cabe, and Tara Campbell
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.
The Golden Girls and Batman, Sunday mornings and siblings, tyrannosaurs and teeth. This episode delivers pop culture familiarity and—maybe even more familiar—the unsettling tone of our time.
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At under a minute, our first piece cracks like daybreak, flows like yolk, and brings us to the comfort of the kitchen. It’s called Ode to the “Golden Girls Before Sunday Service” and it was written by Rodrick Minor and published in Duende.
Our second piece invites us on a ride in a plastic car with Polly Pocket, and crescendoes with a perspective that isn’t plural, but definitely feels like it. It’s aptly named “Sisters” and it was written by Anna Cabe for matchbook.
Our third and final piece begins as an accountability dino and grows talons to take down an unexpected beast. It’s called “Velociraptor.” It was written by Tara Campbell in published in Wigleaf.
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.
Rodrick Minor is a MFA candidate at Randolph College, Watering Hole Fellow, BOAAT Press Fellow, Best of Net nominee and Hurston/Wright Fellow whose work has appeared in voicemail poems, American Poetry Review, Duende, Knights Library Magazine and other forthcoming journals. You can find him on Twitter at @RodrickMinor or on instagram at @rodrickm.
Anna Cabe is a Pinay American writer and assistant fiction editor for Split Lip Magazine who lives and works in Chicago. You can find her on Twitter at @annablabs, on Instagram at @annaisabe or on her website at annacabe.com.
Tara Campbell’s fifth book, Cabinet of Wrath: A Doll Collection (2021), has no dinos, but does feature lots of creepy toys. You can find her on Twitter at @TaraCampbellCom, on Instagram at @thetreevolution, or on her website at taracampbell.com.