You wouldn’t know it by the audio– or lack thereof of Dimestories posted on the website, but the Duke City DimeStories group is still going strong and there are tons of great writers in our midst and I have been remiss in posting our favorites. I hope my fellow DimeStoriers will forgive me for the delay… going back to November….
NOVEMBER 2016: We had an amazing group of listeners and readers and lots of really good stories to choose from. These were the standouts: “Rocket Chair” by Chris LaFleur, “No Need for Angels” by Sandra Valle, and “Mirage” by Tish Frederick
DECEMBER 2016: more great stories to choose from, our favorites included “Old Town Christmas Eve 1957” by Susan Paquet, “Old Dog Christmas” by Jessica Atcherly, and “Reruns” by Dee Cohen.
With the New Year came technical difficulties, a lost/garbled audio file and apologies….
No audio for January 2017.
FEBRUARY 2017 favorites included “The Great Flood, Pueblo Colorado, 1921” by Susan Paquet, “What’s Missing?” by Terri Klein, and “Plucked” by Dee Cohen.
MARCH 2017 included a newcomer, a regular, and our emcee “Screamin’ Mimi” by Uval, “When Meghan Eats Meat” by Iris Gersh, and “Pin the Tail” by Andy Paquet.
We had a great group of DimeStoriers for our October gathering with stories about everything from travel and dysfunctional family to war and the election. Here are our favorites:
Terri Klein, “Above the Fray” (a little election humor)
Tish Frederick, “Love’s Solitude”
Jessica Atcherly, “Paid Vacation”
Andy Paquet, “Blending In”
Aaron Lade, “The Football” (first timer made it just under the timer!)
NEXT Albuquerque DimeStories:
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7 pm.
SPECIAL EVENT MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Special event, “New Mexico Stories: City on the Edge and DimeStories”
7 pm, Saturday December 3, 2016
at The Draft Station, 1720 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.
If you haven’t heard of City on the Edge, or listened, it’s hosted by Ty Bannerman and Mike Smith, with regular guest Nora Hickey. Together they explore the history and culture of Albuquerque. Listen online at https://soundcloud.com/city-on-the-edge-podcast
AND… if you’re a DimeStorier with a 3-minute New Mexico tale to tell, and you can commit to attending the event, contact me (Jennifer) and tell me you want to be a part of the show! You can use the contact form on THIS website.
If you’ve been following DimeStories on Facebook you may know that we launched a podcast—DimeStories: Three 3-minute stories read by the author around a theme. Sort of like “This American Life.” But no Ira Glass. And sometimes the stories are fiction.
September is my favorite time of year in San Diego: the tourists are gone, the beach is still warm, and it’s close enough to my late August birthday to continue the celebration… This September I was also able to fly in from Albuquerque to host DimeStories. We had a nice group, and a collection of awesome stories–some funny, some sultry, some serious. Alas, I was having so much fun I forgot to solicit audience input… so here are my favorites from the evening:
Carrie Danielson, “The Scent and Safety of a Screen” (and yes it over 3 minutes, I may have forgotten to push “start” on the timer, but I liked this story a lot)
Alex Bosworth, “Cypress” (the sound of Alex’s voice whispering “Cypress” has lingered)
Judy Reeves “Dear Bernadette” ( PG-13 )
Much thanks to all who attended, it was a fabulous night! Lots of great volunteers who helped set up and clean up, and the regulars who bring their stories every month. Such fun!