Heard in Albuquerque: December 2015 News

November’s Duke City DimeStories featured some amazing creative stories and the three favorites were:

Kim Adonna’s “Casette Tape Poem” 


Terri Klein’s “Food Thief”


Jess Atcherly’s “If Only I Could l Meet Oprah” 


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, however, I’m posting the other stories, which includes Susan Paquet’s call-and-response story and the second installment of Micah’s dragon story.

Dee Cohen, “Mabel and Jack”

Karen Fausnaugh, “Wrestling”

Blake Magnusson, “Everyone You Never Knew”

Micah Palmer, “Dragon Problems Part 2”

Andy Paquet, “Adventures in NICU”

Susan Paquet, “Thanksgiving”

Jennifer Simpson, “Family Project”



Next Open Mic:  Thursday, December 17 at 7 pm.  We meet at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Ave SE, in Albuquerque..  Bring YOUR 3-minute story!

Coming Soon:  a regular column on DukeCityFix.com “Heard in Albuquerque:  3-minute stories”.

August 2015 DimeStories

Here’s a roundup of some of the best DimeStories heard during the month of August:

From Orange County DimeStories (they gather on the 2nd Sundays of the month) we have these great 3-minute stories for August:

For more details on the Orange County DimeStories, and to listen to more great stories, check out the Orange County DimeStories Archives–>

The Albuquerque DimeStories chapter meets on the 3rd Thursdays–here’s the best from August:

For more details on the Albuquerque (Duke City) DimeStories, and to listen to more great stories, check out the Duke City DimeStories page–>

DimeStories from Albuquerque May 2015

Susan (left) and Andy (right) at the book launch for Apricots and Tortillas, stories about growing up in Albuquerque

We had a small but mighty group of DimeStoriers for our May gathering.  Here’s what you missed:

Best stories:

  • From our new emcee, Andy Paquet, “DimeStory Interview”
  • Dee Cohen, “Long Island Sunset”
  • Susan Paquet, “Biologist PhD Type”
  • Georgia Santa Maria, “Life on Snob Hill”
  • Lata Nadig, “The Trinity”
  • Maria Leyba, “Lessons in Driving”

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Audio from Albuquerque March 2015

We’re finally getting on track with audio stories for the Duke City DimeStories.  Here are the recordings from the March DimeStories Open Mic.  Thank you all of your patience. Everyone shared some fine stories!

  • Lata Nadig, “The Autobiography I Keep Meaning to Write”
  • Tish Frederick, “Birthday”
  • Robin Kalinich, “Elegy in Orange”
  • Eirik Gumeny, “Parking Garage”
  • Alberto Lopez, “5th Century B / Text Message to a Friend”
  • Jennifer Simpson, “On the Road to Chicago”
  • Susan Paquet, “She Just Can’t Stop”
  • Dante Berry, “Plenty”
  • Maria Leyba, “Please Don’t Recognize Me”
  • Matt Wagner, “Everything is a Learning Experience”
  • Andy Paquet, “Moment of Temptation”


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