Tuesday 1 July 2014

Kalakut's Gift

Dear Listener,

Welcome to episode 32! We've passed the milestone of providing a bedtime story for each night of the month, but we press on. Once again I apologise for the slowdown in producing fresh stories over the last year and thank all the listeners who have left comments or emailed me to say that they are enjoying the stories and to ask for more.

Here is a story about a little girl and a volcano. For many months, I just knew I wanted to write a story about a little girl and a volcano, but that was it: no plot, no further idea but this image in my mind of a tiny girl and a huge volcano. Finally it is here. As much as I'd like to unwrap for you all the layers of what this story means to me, I leave it to you to take your own interpretation from it, and I'd actually rather hear about what it means to you - that is always more interesting.

Tim did a great job on this without being able to use his usual software so I hope the sound is up to scratch - it seemed more important to get a fresh episode out than to have it quite as polished as usual.

For those who prefer to download the MP3 directly, here's a link. But please consider subscribing to the feed using a podcast client or grabbing it from iTunes. There's also an archive of all the episodes so far if you need to catch up. The podcast also now has a facebook page where I'm hoping I'll get to meet and interact with you more, so check it out.

Finally, the beautiful cello music in the background (and sometimes the foreground) of this episode comes from an album by Emily Burridge on magnatune.com.

Well I hope you enjoy this and have sweet dreams until next time,



  1. Hello!

    Just leaving a comment to say that I love the show, only just started listening to it a few days ago and I'm absolutely hooked.

    Hope your life is getting on well, and I shan't press you for more episodes before you're ready to make them; all in good time, as a writer knows.

  2. Absolutely love this podcast. I'm a little late to the party but really hope you continue to post through 2015. It is a wonderful gift you share... Thank you.

  3. I am addicted to your creativity and talent--as well as the wonderful music that enhances each story. Thank you!

  4. I listen every night. These really help me go to sleep. Usually, I'm unconscious at the end, but I just finished one where you asked for feedback, so here it is. Fantastic production value and perfect for easing my mind enough to doze off. Thanks so much.

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