Season 2 – Episode 14 – Something Beginning With Chaos

 

 

 

 

Mum’s driving the station wagon, Jenny, Jack and Grace in the back. Butch and Becky in the footwells grizzling. Esky, bags, towels, birdcage. The back-back is full. Suitcases on the roof rack. Butch looks guilty. ‘Mum, Butch farted.’

Something Beginning With Chaos by Ash Rehn

Our family holidays were predictable yet anxiety-ridden occasions, drama always within striking distance. With dogs, kids and my parents own baggage packed tightly together, hurtling down the highway, something had to go wrong. It’s only now looking back can I see the humour of my childhood.

Ash was grazed in Brisbane and almost destroyed on the Gold Coast. Now he writes ficto-memoir as self-therapy. He publishes on Patreon and on his website.

Something Beginning with Chaos is read by Glen Morrow. Glen is a voice-over artist and host of the podcast, Stories Of You.

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Ash Rehn’s short story, Something Beginning With Chaos, is written by Ash and read by Glen Morrow. The story is sound designed by Natalie Vella.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “Pat Dog” and “Heliotrope”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Door opening by sagetyrtle
Rustling styrofoam by giddster
Supermarket by Soundkrampf
Supermarket by Pacoc CC0 1.0
Dog skitter by luckylittleraven CC0 1.0
Handbrake
Car idling by leonelmail
kids voices fighting – Nat V
9th Symphony Finale by Beethoven- Public domain
Kids beach – BBC SFX CC.0
Radio – BBC SFX
Lamp Buzz by an_tony
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Season 2 – Episode 13 – Redemption

 

 

 

 

I touched his face, his hair. His body. Cold. Hard. His face had no lines. It’s been said, the worry lines leave you instantly upon death. Will I lose my creased brow, I thought.

Redemption by Lyn Mitchell

Reflections in old age can grab your mind and transport you in fractions of time. Moments in our unique journeys are like flag posts in a desert of inconsequential living. A word, a smell, a piece of music. Redemption was always waiting to be written, to be purged. Dad’s death mask was always in my mind’s eye. It never left me. I tried to paint out the memory but it was in a tute at Uni, a trigger was set up and I could expel what had been festering inside. Understanding, without forgiving, never forgetting, but finally being able to accept being born was to be regaled, and thankful that the sins of the father are not visited upon the sons or daughters. We can learn from before, and we can set a different path.

Lyn never felt educated. She left school in 1961 at year 10 level and fleeing from an abusive home life enlisted in the WRAAF. But the need to write never left her. At 72 she has almost completed her BA in Professional Writing and Editing. The obsession to write about her Dad’s story, a Barnardo’s boy, has led her on a journey of education. Along the way she studied an Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (aged 47), Diploma of Professional Writing & Editing (aged 68), and she has been published in Morning Bell, Dame Quentin Bryce’s, ‘Dear Quentin Letters of a Governor-General’, and The Age.

Redemption is read by Petra Glieson.

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Lyn Mitchell’s short story, Redemption, is written by Lyn and read by Petra Glieson. The story is sound designed by Natalie Vella.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “Celestial Navigation” and “Plaque”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Having a smoke by husky70
Cigarette Cracklings Lighter smoke by gaby7129
Church atmosphere at Stratford-on-Avon with crowd – 1972 (1C4, reprocessed) by BBC Sound Effects
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One horse canters past on grass, left to right, with some bird noise by BBC Sound Effects
Horsesone-year-old foal calling to companion by BBC Sound Effects
Country Atmos with Sheep by kangaroovindaloo
Cows by mikewest
Prayer by mdayalan

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Season 2 – Episode 12 – Forsaken

 

 

 

 

Jesus wept, the saying goes, and there he was, on his crucifix, laid out on the unceremonious bench, cast rigid into a plaster block, laid to waste on the Swanston Street spine.

Forsaken by Anna Sublet

To see a crucifix, abandoned at a tram stop, spoke to me of false hopes, salvation, loss and delusion. Who knows when or if they will be saved? And who, if anyone, will be their saviour? I watched a couple wrestle with their mess at that tram stop, testing the gristle and tendons of their connection. They were bound together, yet I could sense her straining at the edges. Her tattoo of a square within a square spoke to me of their enclosure, and the sense of inevitability about her journey felt like a heavy weight. And so, the crucifix lay abandoned. And we are forsaken.

Anna Sublet is a freelance writer.  Her personal essays have been published in The Guardian. Her latest piece for Fairfax Media was about suburban surfers and their search for waves.

You can find her on Twitter, and Facebook. Her words have a home at Notes of Substance.

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Anna Sublet’s short story, Forsaken, is written and read by Anna. The story is sound designed and edited by Natalie Vella.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “Sage the Hunter” and “Waypost”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Flinders Street Trams
mbemerson

Squeaking tram arriving
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Trams in Melbourne
Moiku

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Season 2 – Episode 11 – And Then You Were Gone

 

 

 

 

There is no photographic evidence of us together; you didn’t bother with the father-daughter bonding this time. You didn’t stay in my life long enough to form any type of bond. Our family of four (soon to be five, with Mum heavily pregnant) shared the winter of 1965. And then you were gone.

And Then You Were Gone by Simone Bowers

Whoever said that all children need a mother and a father has never suffered parental rejection. It’s not until we sit down to write about an event in our past that the truth comes hurtling at us from out of nowhere. That’s what happened when I decided to write about the day my father came to visit. I was five.

Simone Bowers decided to pursue her love of words at the age of 52 and has just completed a two-year writing course. She describes herself as an unpublished ’emerging writer’.

And Then You Were Gone is read by Petra Glieson.

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Simone Bower’s short story, And Then You Were Gone, is written by Simone and read by Petra Glieson. The story is sound designed by Jen Farrow with additional edits by Natalie Vella.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “Sage the Hunter” and “Plaque”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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A Poor Crying Baby By Strathamer CC0 1.0

 

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Car seats – squeak By Gutek CC0 1.0

Car_StartDriveAway By Kbnevel CC0 1.0

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Cicada and a Cricket, Summer night with slight breeze By THPSounds CC BY-NC3.0

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Kid playing in a swimming pool By Souchav CC0 1.0

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Phone Ringing By Acclivity CC BY-NC 3.0

 

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Season 2 – Episode 10 – One Woman’s Struggle in Iran

 

 

*The episode comes with a warning. Violence is portrayed in this story. Discretion is advised.

 

Before I had been imprisoned, I never thought of the physical and psychological effects of constant hunger. Some prisoners talked about what food they missed, and how it tasted. Prisoners reminisced about food.

One Woman’s Struggle in Iran by Nazrin Parvaz

I couldn’t separate Iran from the rest of the world. We all are in the same boat that is running fast with the current towards a future full of more misery unless we do something about it. In Iran, the same as in the rest of the world – we need a just system that safeguards freedom and equality.

Nasrin Parvaz became a civil rights activist when the Islamic regime took power in 1979. She was arrested in 1982 and spent eight years in prison. 

You can find Nasrin on her website and  Twitter. Her novel, The Secret Letters from X to A is available here.  Here is an interview with Nasrin discussing her memoir, One Woman’s Struggle in Iran here.

Maryam Babaali is a Kurdish writer, poet, filmmaker and librarian living in Melbourne, Australia. She is currently working on a film project with Bill Mousoulis and Angelo Salamanca called Broken Boat.

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Nasrin Parvaz’s short story, A Woman’s Struggle in Iran, is written by Nasrin and read by Maryam Babaali. The story is edited by Jen Farrow.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “Mogul” and “November Mist”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Baby girl cries 7 By Robinhood76 CC BY-NC 3.0

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Cloth Passes By Meggiepie CC0 1.0

Eating Human By 170048@virtualwindow.co.za CC BY-NC 3.0

Footsteps, barefoot on wet tile By SpliceSound CC0 1.0

Girl Crying By Thatkellytrna CC0 1.0

Horror gate By Tomlija CC BY 3.0

Loss By Kevin MacLeod CC BY 4.0

Police siren By MultiMax2121 CC0 1.0

Struggle between two people By Gpenn76 CC BY 3.0

Sizzle Mhh By Flunkspagnargel CC0 1.0

Slap on Skin By Dav0r CC0 1.0)

Stomach gurgling By Shaunlolz CC0 1.0

Woman scream By Vidrik CC0 1.0

 

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Season 2 – Episode 9 – Boy in a Closed Mill Town

 

 

 

everyone’s teeth are broken but

people keep chewing rocks.

everyone’s stomachs are empty but

people keep drinking gasoline.

Boy in a Closed Mill Town by Zackary Lavoie

Rural Maine was once a hotbed for Mill Towns. Entire communities were built around mills, offering a promise of wealth and stability. Unfortunately, most of these mills were eventually closed and torn down, leaving the towns once centred around them helpless. Many families felt the destructive impact of the closings. Poverty, drug addiction, depression, and many, many other difficult scenarios soon followed. This poem explores the impact on the relationship between a father and son in a closed mill town.

Zack Lavoie graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington and is the author of the chapbook UPHEAVALS (Pond Bench Press). He was awarded the 2017 Alice James Books Director’s Chair Fellowship in Farmington, Maine and is the winner of the Franklin & Somerset County Poetry Competition.  works as an EFL editor for a global trading platform and as a copy editor locally. His work can be found in Empty Mirror Magazine, OCCULUM Journal, Dirty Paws Poetry Review, Longleaf Review, FlyPaper Mag, OXIDANT | ENGINE, and on the ‘Memoria’ podcast.                    

UPHEAVALS can be purchased directly through his website or on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

You can find Zack on his website,  Twitter, and Instagram.  

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Zackary Lavoie’s short poem, Boy in a Closed Mill Town, is written and read by Zack. The story is edited by Jen Farrow.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “Sage the Hunter” and “Wax Paper Jewel”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Barn Door creek By MAJ061785, CC BY 3.0

Blade_on_wood By Simsym23 CC0 1.0

CreakingNoise By klakmart CC0 1.0

Diesel car driving away By Robinhood76 CC BY-NC 3.0

Dog gnawing a bone By YOH CC0 1.0

Forest, the tree are creaking and cracking in the Patagonian wind (Argentina) By Felix.blume CC0 1.0

Hand Saw Sawing Wood By Deleted_user_7146007 CC0 1.0

Industrial factory working By dersinnsspace CC0 1.0

Stomach gurgling By Shaunlolz CC0 1.0

Tree Branch breaking_2 By speedygonzo CC BY 3.0

Wooden steps By Robinhood76 CC BY-NC 3.0

WoodSaw2 By Pingel CC0 1.0

 

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Season 2 – Episode 8 – The Eyes of a Bird

 

 

 

Alcohol is not a necessity when travelling…but it does help. It helps when the cold is so fierce your phone screen cracks. It helps when your housemates visit the local fish factory and realise, too late, that the stench of fish guts stays embedded in clothes for days. It helps when the avalanche sirens make you jump, when you step into a snowdrift and sink to your thighs, and when the lack of fresh fruit makes you google ‘what are the signs of scurvy?’

The Eyes of a Bird by Rijn Collins

I studied Icelandic at university and fell in love with this magical, magnificent land and language. It’s claimed that half the population believe in elves and trolls and that being charmed by Iceland is a result of their spells. If so, then I am willingly spellbound. My memories of my trips there are some of the happiest of my life.

Rijn Collins is an award-winning writer with over 100 published short stories. She writes for ABC Radio National and won the inaugural Sarah Awards for Audio Fiction in New York.

You can find Rijn on her website, Twitter, and Instagram.  

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Rijn Collin’s short story, The Eyes of a Bird, is written and performed by Rijn. The story is edited by Jen Farrow.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “When in the West” and “The Envelope”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Ambience, Wind Chimes, A.wav InspectorJ CC BY 3.0

Turn Page Alixgaus CC BY-NC 3.0

Scissors being closed 1 By S. Dedalus CC BY 3.0

Hairbrush By Caitlin_100 CC0 1.0

Hairbrush being plucked By StudentTanita CC BY-NC 3.0

ambient_loop2 By cubicApocalypse CC0 1.0

ambientForrest By nerdmanship CC0 1.0

vague aigue de crotales By nicolasdrweski CC BY 3.0

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Queneau ambiance classe 01 By hubertmichel CC BY 3.0

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Season 2 Episode 7 – The Naked Woman in Paris

 

 

In Paris, alone, five stories’ high, naked and taut, she perched like a still life gargoyle come to life.

The Naked Woman in Paris by Simmon Wagner

The Naked Woman in Paris has maturity only in hindsight. On this trip, I was very much in love with my wonderful husband, exploring Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, London and Paris, but in all our busyness, I had forgotten I need stillness too.

Paris awoke in me my stillness.

Melbourne Creative, Freelance Writer, working as a Professional Movie Critic, Nationwide Australian Style Writer, Yogini and Founder of theloveauthentic. Curious and trained as a Journalist, Private Investigator and Fashion Designer, now creating content to tell stories, feature friends, wellness, travel and inspiring people.

You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Movie Critic, Style Blogger and at The Love Authentic.

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is edited and presented by Nat V.

Simmon’s short story, The Naked Woman in Paris is written by Simmon Wagner and read by Petra Glieson. The story is edited by Nat V.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “Floating Whist” and Dana Boule “Tomorrow Comes”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

Sound effects used in this episode by:

Street of Paris by ptrckd
Getting out of bed by SpliceSound
Snoring by JasonElrod
Saxophone sound in Paris Metro by lmartins
Sonic Postcards » Paris Rue Calme by frankd
Pigeons, flapping of wings by BBC SFX
Laughter in the Beaubourg by soundlandscapes
Pigeons taking off by Glaneur de sons
Walking in slippers by Panska

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Season 2 Episode 6 – Why You Should Care About Catalonia

 

 

‘I have not run from the POLICE for over 40 YEARS. But I know HOW to’

Those are my FATHER’s words. It’s the 1ST of October 2017

He is ready to VOTE for a NON-BINDING referendum

I am on the PHONE to him and I CAN’T breathe

Why You Should Care About Catalonia by Silvia Brown

On 1st October, before police used violence against voters in a non-binding referendum, I was on the phone to my father, when he said to me: ‘I haven’t run from the police in over 40 years but I know how to’

My piece is a speech created for RMIT Professional Writing and Editing course. My motivation is to stir people’s consciences.

Silvia Brown is a creative writer who calls Australia home. Her dark fiction stories are available in different anthologies on Amazon and she is a contributor writer for GoMovieReviews.

You can find Silvia on Twitter.

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Silvia Brown’s short story, Why You Should Care About Catalonia is written and read by Silvia. The story is edited by Jen Farrow.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “Outside the Terminal” and “Shifts of Currents”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Gun Battle Short By ShawnyBoy CC0 1.0
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Season 2 Episode 5 – Freedom 1964

 

 

*A warning that this episode contains scenes of domestic violence and may not be suitable for everyone. Discretion is advised. 

 

The voices were loud. They always were. Once more he had come home long after dinner. Drunk. Always drunk.

Freedom 1964 by Lyn Mitchell

I have lived for 70 years and for 60 of those years, I have lived with the knowledge I was not wanted. In the post-war environment, it was not politically or religiously correct to be pregnant before marriage. My mother tried to get rid of me but I needed to be born. Life for the Kyte Family was harsh.

70-year-old University student, Lyn Mitchell has a Diploma of Professional Writing. Her need to write her story led her to this phase of her life. She has been published in Morning Bell Magazine. 

You can find Lyn on Twitter @LauraLyn

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Lyn Mitchell’s short story, Freedom 1964 is written and read by Lyn. The story is edited by Nat V.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “Periodicals” and “The Envelope”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Smashing plate by tezzza

Smashing plate by ikbenraar

Girl breathing by AderuMoro

human run in sneakers by scriotxstudios

Girl crying softly by thatkellytrna

Girl trying to cry quietly by 11linda

breathing running girl by arnaud coutancier

Footsteps in puddles by InspectorJ

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Season 2 Episode 4 – Rapunzel, Rapunzel

 

 

I read about Rapunzel syndrome, where sufferers ate the hair they wrenched free. The strands knotted inside them, plump and dark, deep within their belly like a swallowed secret.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel by Rijn Collins

For many years my fingers would creep into my hair to wrench it out by the root. The sweet relief of this was extraordinary and addictive. If obsessive-compulsive disorders are difficult to explain, they’re even more difficult to stop. My route back to health involved a tattooist’s chair, the mythology of Medusa, and the grimmest of fairy tales.

Rijn Collins is an award-winning writer with over 100 published short stories. She writes for ABC Radio National and won the inaugural Sarah Awards for Audio Fiction in New York.

You can find Rijn on her website, Twitter, and Instagram.  

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Rijn Collin’s short story, Rapunzel, Rapunzel is written and performed by Rijn. The story is edited by Jen Farrow.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “When in the West” and “Lamplist”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

Sound effects used in this episode by:

Tattoo maschine By Wuaga CC BY 3.0

Ambience, Wind Chimes, A.wav InspectorJ CC BY 3.0

Turn Page Alixgaus CC BY-NC 3.0

Scissors being closed 1 By S. Dedalus CC BY 3.0

Hairbrush By Caitlin_100 CC0 1.0

Hairbrush being plucked By StudentTanita CC BY-NC 3.0

ambient_loop2 By cubicApocalypse CC0 1.0

ambientForrest By nerdmanship CC0 1.0

vague aigue de crotales By nicolasdrweski CC BY 3.0

marker on whiteboard By edctrainer CC0 1.0

Queneau ambiance classe 01 By hubertmichel CC BY 3.0

Metal-hit By Vendarro CC0 1.0

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Season 2 Episode 3 – Choices

 

 

I knew I would survive if I lived under my parents’ roof until I was married, however, deep down I knew I wouldn’t thrive. I wanted the same experiences my friends were having. It wasn’t just about the alcohol and drugs, although there was plenty of them around and they were mostly good fun. It was about first times, first partners, first shared house, first cooked meal at home, first electricity bill, first bitching session about our flatmate who left the kitchen a mess.

Choices of Maha Sidaoui

In order to move forward in life, we make choices and are often forced to stand up for what we believe in. I sometimes wonder what it is that this young generation is willing to fight for. I love to think how about our world and how it can change in such a short time.

Maha has been writing for over thirty years. First it was letters, then lyrics and later stories. Maha has a love for words and writes stories to search her childhood and early years for whatever it was that made her the person and writer that she has become. The first chapter of her manuscript, One Arabian Girl, was shortlisted for the Deborah Cass Prize. She is currently working on her second big story that has everything to do with family, facing up to big truths and Salman Rushdie.

You can find Maha on  Twitter

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Maha Sidaoui’s short story, Choices is written and performed by Maha. The story is edited by Nat V.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “Sage the Hunter” and “Chapel Donder”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Packing By LunnarisDoor open and close by rivernile7, Door open by Anthousai, metal chair on tile floor by Dineomichelle, Playing cards by kevinhilt
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Season 2 Episode 2 – The Spirit of Punk

 

 

First came the hair cut – off with the curly locks, never to return, even today.

Then taking the scissors to the jeans. Slash, slash, slash.

And, of course, boots, Doc Martens. Black, sixteen holes – what else?

 

The Spirit of Punk by Nicolas Brasch

Originally wrote this piece for an open mic event I host for emerging writers called The Spirit of Punk, in which writers are encouraged to read their work without fear of judgement or failure or criticism – in the spirit of punk.

Nicolas is a writer and teacher of writing; Chair of Writers Victoria and former host of The Garret podcast on which he interviews leading writers on the craft of writing.

You can find Nicolas on his website, Twitter, and Instagram.  

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Nicolas Brasch’s short story, The Spirit of Punk is written and performed by Nicolas. The story is edited by Jen Farrow.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “Stale Case”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Lowdown By Boz Scaggs CC0 1.0

 

Led Zeppelin II and BBC Sessions CC0 1.0

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Season 2 Episode 1 – The Sacrament

 

 

I only ever saw Dad go to church for weddings and funerals, and I asked him once, “but why do you believe in all that?”

The Sacrament by Aprill Allen

My father died of a brain tumour at 69 years old in the January of 2016. He was admitted to hospice on a Thursday and died the Friday of the following week. Nobody really talks about the process of dying and what those who will go on living can expect to see. This is one moment from those 8 days.

Aprill is a freelance management consultant and content writer, a volunteer board member, a parent and a creative writing major at the University of Melbourne.

You can find Aprill on her website, Twitter, and Instagram.  

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Aprill Allen’s short story, The Sacrament, is performed by Aprill. The story is edited by Jen Farrow.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “Last Lights” and “Sunset on Sandy Isle”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Episode 17 – Coming of Age

 

 

The hearts of these boys remained hidden. It was as if they walked in costumes, played their parts, and kept their distance.

 

Coming of Age by Anna Sublet

Teenage years were interesting for me, as the only girl in a neighbourhood full of boys. But when the boys from the other side of the tracks crossed the line, I had a rude awakening to the threats existing beyond the home zone. ‘Smile!’

Anna Sublet is a curious reader and an undercover scribbler. She is slowly coming out from behind the fences.

You can find Anna on her blog, Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram.  

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Anna Sublet’s short story, Coming of Age, is performed by Anna. Story is edited by Nat V.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “When in the West” and “Lamplist”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Season 1 Episode 16 – Tattooed Mother

 

 

The days that followed were as sharp as serrated tussock. On the night itself, she’d taken a breath in, and didn’t breathe out again. A neck was scratched. A cough. And time bent in a thousand ways.

Tattooed Mother by Annie Drum

This piece is about the passing of my mother. I wrote it very quickly, with few changes. The story flowed out as if it were always waiting to be told.

I write short stories and poetry and am working on a novel-length manuscript. In 2016 my collection of short stories, ‘Like Trees’, was published by Pomonal Publishing.

You can purchase Annie’s book, ‘Like Trees’,  here.

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Annie Drum’s short story, Tattooed Mother, is performed by Jen Farrow. Jen also produced and edited Tattooed Mother.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “Masonry” and “Sage The Hunter”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Episode 15 – To Wait

 

 

 In that moment I knew I loved you. The bitter months that led up to that night were nonexistant. Wiped clean. A different kind of love overwhelmed me.

To Wait by Zara Marimuthu

We have this picture of what love should look like. We see “perfect couples” and want to embody their relationship. But for me, I had to relearn what that image was. It wasn’t prince charming. It was looking at my partner in his rawest form and still choosing to stand by him.

Zara Marimuthu lives through words and movements. She hails from Malaysia but is currently a third-year Creative Writing student at RMIT. She hopes to inspire others with her work.

You can find Zara on Instagram and Tumblr.

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Zara Marimuthu’s short story, To Wait, is performed by Zara.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “Vittoro” and “Sage The Hunter”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Episode 14 – Melting Moments (Part Two)

 

 

 He tries to appear calm and explain to the doctor that she is dying. Why am I the one to do this, he wonders?

Melting Moments by John Bartlett (part two)

Melting Moments’ is a reflection on remembering my mother from my childhood and then when she became older and dependent on my care for her like adult to child, all now ‘melting moments’.

This episode is part two of a two-part story.

John Bartlett ‘s non-fiction has been published in The Age, The Canberra Times, The Australian, Good Weekend and he has published two novels and a collection of short stories.

You can find John on his website.

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

John Bartlett’s short story, Melting Moments, is performed by Roy Mears.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “Overhead” and “Sunset at Sandy Isle”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Episode 13 – Melting Moments (Part One)

 

 

 From the shelf the old brown Bakelite radio announces in its strident voice —’Portia faces life — for those who are in love and for all those who can remember.’ He wonders if this Portia is like his mother?

Melting Moments by John Bartlett

Melting Moments’ is a reflection on remembering my mother from my childhood and then when she became older and dependent on my care for her like adult to child, all now ‘melting moments’.

This episode is part one of a two-part story.

John Bartlett ‘s non-fiction has been published in The Age, The Canberra Times, The Australian, Good Weekend and he has published two novels and a collection of short stories.

You can find John on his website.

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

John Bartlett’s short story, Melting Moments, is performed by Hayden Burke and Roy Mears.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,  “Solace” and “Overhead”. Final song is by All Star Trio, “Oh! By Jingo!”

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Episode 12 – Lanes

 

 

What is it about lanes? What stories did you conjure up when your curious eye peered through the cracks of rusted corrugated back fences? What feet did you imagine trampled on bluestone surfaces?

Lanes by Helena Spyrou

Lanes is a remembrance of my teenage hood where I spent a lot of time walking through the lanes of Carlton in the early 1970s. I wrote the first draft of this piece in 1999 in a workshop with Arnold Zable that explored our relationships to cities. I was so pleased when it was later published in Meanjin (Vol 60, Issue 1, 2001). – Helena Spyrou

Helena Spyrou is of Cypriot and Greek heritage. She studies Writing and Editing at RMIT.

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced and presented by Nat V.

Helena Spyrou’s short story, Lanes, was performed by Nat V.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,  “November Mist” and “City Limits”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Episode 11 – Wasp Tongues

 

 

In the end, she only remembered that husband and son-in-law. Until the last days she’d score them with her wasp tongue.

Wasp Tongues

by Chaille Bos

This story is in response to the death of my grandmother. It was my way of working through the reality that I never knew the real her and never had a chance to, and yet I found myself in a part of her nonetheless. – Chaille Bos.

Chaille Bos has published microfiction, narrative nonfiction and pop culture articles. As well as writing her own crime and speculative fiction novels, she is a ghostwriter and co-writer.

You can find her on Twitter, her website and Facebook.

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced and presented by Nat V.

Chaille Bos’ short story, Wasp Tongues, is performed by Melbourne-based actor, Petra Glieson.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,  “In Paler Skies” and “The Answer”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Episode 10 – Rock Dove Under Ditmars

 

 

The Rock Dove keeps to himself,
head down, pecking aimlessly
at refuse lining the pillars of the bridge.

Rock Dove Under Ditmars

by Zackary  Lavoie

This poem explores the seemingly ignored issue of abuse towards men in today’s world. In this moment, a man (a Rock Dove) is verbally abused by his girlfriend (the Falcon) and leaves him to “die” in an apartment in Queens. This poem attempts to overlay the images of birds fighting and that of a struggling relationship. – Zachary Lavoie.

Zackary Lavoie is a graduate of University of Maine at Farmington with a degrees in English and Creative Writing. His book titled “Upheavals” is set to release later this year.

You can find him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced and presented by Nat V.

Zachary Lavoie’s short poem, Rock Dove under Ditmars, is performed by Melbourne-based actor, Hayden Burke. The poem is sound designed, edited and mixed by Jen Farrow.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, “Last Lights”,  “Sunset at Sady Isle” and “Inside the Origami Violin”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Episode 9 – Acceptance

 

Each time I entered the room I felt a shift in my body, as if accepting the uncomfortable things I was about to feel. As if knowing, that I was going to grow there.

 

 

Acceptance, a short memoir by Tah Jimenez

While I was writing this piece I felt a shift in my thinking as I walked into the mindset I used to have about mental health. I fit awkwardly in the skin of my younger self, the self that in this piece learns what it is to accept your emotions – Tah Jimenez.

Tah Jimenez is a writer of non-fiction and literary fiction, focusing primary on short story and personal essays. I study at RMIT where I am to craft my writing skills further.

You can find her on Medium 

 

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Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced and presented by Nat V.

Tah Jimenez’s short story, Acceptance, is performed by Melbourne-based actor, Petra Glieson.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, “Chapel Bottom”,  “Quiet Sill” and “Plate Synthesis”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Episode 8 – Memorial

 

Where was his headstone? She said it would be too expensive to put the names of his granddaughters on it. He only had two, and Tori was only four letters. I could pay that.

 

 

Memorial, a short memoir by Jo Penney

My father passed 18 years ago, as I was divorcing and becoming the full-time carer of my two-year-old daughter. I’ve had panic disorder since I was six and it seemed money talked in our family. I had little to offer. My mother chose to put it all down the slots, two years later Dad got a headstone. – Jo Penney

Jo Penney has been published in various zines and anthologies. She has a BA and MA from Deakin University in writing and literature. She is currently working on a memoir.

You can find her on Twitter

 

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Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced and presented by Nat V.

Jo Penney’s short story, Memorial, is performed by Melbourne-based actor, Petra Glieson.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, “Mogul”,  “Deathly Recitation and “Uneasy”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Episode 7 – My Suitcase

 

I spy my tormenter, Mark, standing on a chair in the corner, flapping his arms like a bird, taunting the other kids around him who are still fussing with their bags. His sneer makes me cower.

 

 

Memories, for me, range from Polaroid-like snapshots to short video clips in my head. I know, it’s weird when you think about it. These scenes, short and long, remain buried in the fatty tissue of my brain until a sound, smell or photo reignites my memory of the event. The images dance around as I try to piece together the what I am actually remembering. Sometimes the image fades, and sometimes it hangs around, leaving behind feelings of longing, regret, and nostalgia.

I was in my parent’s garage recently when I came across a small wooden case that my father had made me in primary school. Here it was, intact, on a pile of old junk near my dad’s tools. Seeing it for the first time in decades brought back my first day at primary school. Something had happened to that case, though, but I couldn’t figure out why. All I could remember was that somehow it got broken. Bit by bit, over the months, memories started coming back to me.

The following story, My Suitcase, is the bits and pieces of memory I’ve managed to scramble together.

 My Suitcase by Nat V

 

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced and presented by Nat V.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, “In Paler Skies” and “The Envelope”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Episode 6 – Unlucky Thirteen

I cried because I knew that was what I was supposed to do, but not because I felt anything.

 

When someone you know dies, the grief can affect you in a number of ways. For some, the pain and the loss is so overwhelming that you are unable to think or sleep or eat. The emotions carry them like a rollercoaster from shock through to anger, as they ride the highs and lows of grief. For others, the enormity of the situation can be too much, like the following story, Unlucky Thirteen, written by Melbourne writer Elise Hassett, about when she learnt that her mother died.

Unlucky Thirteen by Elise Hassett

‘Unlucky thirteen’ tells of how and when I learned my mother had died. She had been diagnosed with cancer only eight months prior and her health declined rapidly in those final weeks, catching everyone off guard. Barely a teenager, I found myself unable to deal with the enormity of the situation unravelling before me. 

Elise Hassett is a Melbourne-based creative who divides her time between words and pictures. Her work has appeared in the Hunter Writers Centre Grieve anthology, and Visible Ink 27 Petrichor.

You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and her website.

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced and presented by Nat V.

Unlucky Thirteen is written by Elise Hassett.  Performance is by Petra Glieson. Sound editing and sound design by Jen Farrow.

Music in this episode is by Mon Plaisir and  Mole, “Into Toast Squares“.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Episode 5 – Knuckles

Gasp. I thought, “if I stop, stare at the ground, she’ll just walk away.” But no, all my fears came true. And in front of the entire schoolyard my face burned up, then my body.

 

 

Most of you at some point have had to overcome shyness. It can take many forms, like that awkwardness of meeting new friends, or when making a presentation in front of your class, knowing that all eyes are focused on you, watching you.

Sometimes the sheer terror of putting yourself out there in front of a bunch of strangers can cripple you, leaving you with that feeling of humiliation as all your self-doubt gathers in the pit of your stomach, knowing that you must find a way to overcome it

In the following story, Knuckles, Amanda Miha explores the moments in her childhood and teen years when she was unable to talk until she found her voice.

Knuckles by Amanda Miha

There were moments in my childhood and teen years where I felt unable to talk; scared, shy, embarrassed… something. But at some point, I found my voice. I allowed my imagination to run wild in telling this story, just as I would as a kid. I am not a boxer. 

Amanda is a Melbourne based screenwriter, playwright, and copywriter. She likes to blog about the news we consume, and write conceptual pieces that explore characters who live on the fringe. When she is not writing she stares at a blank screen and eats. 

 

Acknowledgements:

This episode was written,  produced and presented by Nat V.

Knuckles was written and performed by Amanda Miha.

Music in this episode is by Jason Shaw.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Episode 4 – And the winner is…

Under the Phillip Island moon, the net swarmed with fat crawling crabs.

 

There are numerous famous stories depicting sibling rivalry. The biblical story of Cain and Abel, Ann and Mary Boleyn who fought over King Henry VIII’s affections and, of course, the most famous Hollywood rivalry, Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland, with Joan famously saying, “She will be jealous if she dies before me”. And that, Joan did.

It has been said that competition for a parent’s affection is steeped in competition for resources.  This is evident in the animal kingdom, where the strongest sibling is known to kill their weaker brother or sister to gain resources such as food. And behaviourists have found that we share strong links with animals when it comes to sibling rivalry.

The fallout from a broken sibling relationship can be devastating, and awkward. When ties break, the animosity hangs in the air, each too proud to admit the other was wrong. Or maybe, the relationship is best left severed. I know because it happened to me. In any family, if you begin to scratch the surface, before too long you might unveil some sort of sibling rivalry between your own family members who haven’t spoken to each other in decades. And it is usually over something petty. And sometimes, not. Could it be that the only thing we have in common is DNA? Or perhaps we should listen to the famous proverb, you can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family.

And the winner is…

by Nat V

And the winner is… is a personal short story about sibling rivalry as children that evolves into estrangement as adults.

 

 

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Acknowledgements:

A special thank you to guest presenter, Amanda Miha.

This episode was written and produced by Nat V.

And the winner is was written, produced, edited and performed by Nat V.

Music in this episode, “Waste of a Sunset” by Julie Maxwell and “Into Toast Squares” by Mole.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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Episode 3 – Black

I follow the beast deep into the water in my submarine.

*The following story contains themes of depression and suicide

People with depression have their own metaphors to describe their suffering. For me, when it hits, it’s like being trapped in a deep freshly dug grave. Dark, cold, damp, my fingers scrape at the earth, scrambling to pull myself out. All I feel is the never ending darkness devouring me.

“Black is a personal short story which attempts to capture my thoughts and feelings about depression. The story is a creative way to express my experience of depression and how it is all consuming and overrides rational thinking.” – Jen Farrow.

Black

by Jen Farrow

 

Acknowledgements:

This episode’s intro and outro were written, edited and produced by Nat V.

Black was written,  produced and edited by Jen Farrow with performances by Jen Farrow and Amitoze Nandha.

Music in this episode, “Waves” by Dana Boulé.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

Sound effects used in this episode by: Robinhood76  Speedenza  Jhumbucker  Cell31_Sound_Productions   Scotchio  Morganveilleux  Sculptor  AlienXXX  KMoon  Gkillhour  Jakobthiesen  Jakobthiesen  Stephan

 

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Episode 2 – Memory Device

Once upon a time, my memories were stolen. Gone. Forever.

When I scroll through photos on my iPhone, it helps me remember the little moments that pass a day, like a photo of my favourite meal, or a photo of a sign to help me remember an event. Plus all those big moments, like my trip to Malta, my mother’s birthday, or, when a friend visited from Paris. The other day I found a silly selfie of my face, taken in the midst of the flu with my nose, bright and red and my eyes watering.  Do you use your smartphone to help you remember? I do. But are our gadgets substituting our memories and our ability to hold onto those precious moments inside the filing cabinet inside our brain?

Gadgets are getting smarter; they are the keeper of memories all stored on a nifty device that fits in the palm of your hand. Which is great, until you lose your phone, drop it or someone steals it.

But you back up your phone, right?

This episode, Memory Device, was written and performed by me about the time I was mugged in Paris. The creep stole my iPhone along with all my precious memories. Gone. Forever.

Karl Lagerfeld quote - Memoria Podcast

Acknowledgements:

This episode was written and produced by Nat V.

Music in this episode, “Felt Lining” by Blue Dot Sessions.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

Sound effects used in this episode by chewiesmissusvolivieriMxsmanic and Chubbers1995.

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Episode 1 – introduction to Memoria podcast

Memoria: Latin for memory

Introducing Memoria, a new fortnightly podcast of micro radio dramas adapted from short memoirs.

Inspired by flash fiction and the narrative non-fiction form, Memoria will explore slices of life; moments in time that have transformed people and shaped who they have become. Whether it was the moment leaving a destructive relationship or the joy of discovering the taste of Wizz Fizz, these 400-word snapshots will be adapted into audio stories with actors, music, and sound.

Seeking submissions

If you have a story under 400 words about a moment, perhaps your first day of school and how everything went terribly wrong, or the moment you left a terrible relationship, click here to find out how you can submit your work and you can also subscribe to our mailing list and be the first to know when our episode drops.

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Keep a look out for us in May.

A huge thank you to contributors Jen Farrow and Amanda Miha for inspiring me to get this up and running, as well as Peta Manning, who will illustrate our stories.

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acknowledgements:

Music in this episode, “Felt Lining” by Blue Dot Sessions.

Episode was written and produced by Nat V.