The DimeStories October Surprise: a PODCAST!

DimeStories Podcast


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.

You can listen here on the DimeStories website.   OR you can subscribe to DimeStories on iTunes.  If you like what you hear, it would be great if you could review it.

You can also follow us on Soundcloud and Stitcher.

September Stories in San Diego, 2016

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!

ABQ DimeStories September 2016

I was unable to attend the September DimeStories in Albuquerque to record,  but the favorite stories from the open mic cam from regulars and a newbie:

Dee Cohen, “A Semi-Famous Poet Believes I’m Stalking Him”

Eirik Gumeny, “Free Falling”

Our favorite emcee, Andy Paquet, “Caller ID: God”

and newbie, although a much beloved member of the Albuquerque poetry scene, Don McIver, “The Porcupine.”

Sorry to have missed these stories and I hope to record them at some point!

Favorite Stories from Albuquerque May-Sept 2016

We’ve had some fantastic DimeStories over the past few months here in the Duke City and I am just catching up with the audio:

May 2016

Maria Leyba, “Passion Play Barrio Style”


Pamela Hirst, “Ike on a Bike”


Susan Paquet, “My Government Man”


Jess Atcherly, “Hollywood Hopeful


June 2016

Micah Palmer, “Junebug”


Karen Fausnaugh, “Kansas”


Iris Gersh, “Miami Shores House”


Terri Klein, “The Thread”




Stories from the Duke City: March / April 2016


Somehow it seems another month has passed and our next Open Mic in Albuquerque is scheduled for TOMORROW:  5/17 (7 pm at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Ave. SE ).

Here are the Best stories from March and April (in no particular order):

“Joyce at the Gym” by Terri Klein


“Baby Farm” by Karen Fausnaugh


“Karmic Retribution” by Jimbu


“Finding Ah-penis” by Efrain Villa


“Glimpses of Grief” by Dee Cohen


“Macroaggression” by Blake Magnusson

January DimeStories from the Duke City 2016

Well I don’t know what happened…. one minute we were celebrating New Years, then the Anniversary Showcase, and now it’s St. Patricks Day and the year feels like it’s half over!

We do have audio for our January BEST Ofs from Albuquerque:

Jess Atcherley, “Dashed Dreams on the Rainbow Coast”


Dee Cohen, “Mable Makes her Move”


Terri Klein, “By the Stomach”

December 2015 DimeStories

San Diego DimeStories took place on a cold and rainy night the 2nd Friday in December at  the home of San Diego Writers Ink down in Liberty Station—  you’ll hear the planes landing at nearby Lindbergh Field in the recordings… but the sound of those planes didn’t stop the readers from sharing their stories.  The Best Ofs include:

Lawrence Johnson, “The 3rd Floor”

Cheryl Sonstein, “Confessions of a Caregiver”

David Latham “I Sorry So Sorry”


Brad Davidson’s “Merry 4th of July” was a crowd favorite, and though it went over by 15 seconds!  we’re posting it anyway in the spirit of the holiday season:


There were so many good stories in Orange County (every 2nd Sunday of the month! at LCA Wine)  that they couldn’t select only three!

Nicholas Thurkettle, “Change of Venue”

Liz Zuercher, “Mrs. Schlobaum’s Christmas Cookies”

Niina Satola, “An Open Letter to the Wasp Trapped on the 71v”

Pam Tallman, “A Christmas Gift”

Louis Rodriguez, “The Trustifarian”

Anna Yamamuro, “The Tree”


And on a cold night in Albuquerque ( winter does come to the Duke City–it’s not Phoenix!) we gathered at The Source for hot wassail, tamales, and various goodies to share stories. The Best Ofs included:

Karen Fausnaugh, “Love Analytics”


Kim Adonna, “Blue Pants that Glitter”


Mopsy Matthews, “Treasure”