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!
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!
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: