Three Ominous Shorts: Listen to Readings by Ross Showalter, Cheryl Pappas, and Celeste Chen
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.
Foul breath and foils, half-stories and half-truths. From the top of the stairs to the attic, enter the looking glass with three ominous shorts.
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Our first piece is as layered as a flight of stairs, emphasizing the connection between past, present, and future. It’s called “Vertigo, or a Swarming of Ghosts.” It was written by Ross Showalter and published in Rejection Letters.
Tension rises in our second piece, slipping into the forest with a witch. It’s called “Let it Out.” It was written by Cheryl Pappas, published in Leon Literary Review.
Our third and final piece entangles roles—of parents, lovers, language, and identity—with two children and an intimate game of dress-up. Written by Celeste Chen and published in Shenandoah Literary, it’s called “Vows.”
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.
Ross Showalter is a short-story writer, essayist, and critic based in the Pacific Northwest. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram at @rosshowalter, or on his website at rossshowalter.com.
Cheryl Pappas is the author of the flash fiction chapbook The Clarity of Hunger (2021), published by Word West Press. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at fabulistpappas, or on her website at cherylpappas.net.
Celeste Chen writes in her living room, which smells like turpentine. You can find her on Twitter at @celestish_ or on her website at celesteceleste.carrd.co.