Listen to Three New Stories on The Other Stories and an Audio Play on Miscreation Podcast

Things We Say on Miscreation Podcast

It’s been three months since I last shared story news with you good people and I’m delighted to say that I’ve sold a number of stories in that time, mostly to Hawk & Cleaver’s The Other Stories Podcast. Here’s what I’ve sold and where you can listen to each.

Off Track

Kenichi just wants to kick-back and enjoy a teriyaki burger after a long day at work, but his plans are derailed, and home is the last place he should be.

Listen to Off Track
Narrated by Ian McEuen.
(The Other Stories. 38.2. March 2019)

As It Was

When Dahlia announces she’s not going to the party, Harry is forced to deal with the consequences.

Listen to As It Was
Narrated by Persephone Rose
(The Other Stories. 39.1. April 2019)

Things We Say

This is a brand new audio play version exclusive to Miscreation Podcast. There’s also a quick interview with me post-story. Thank you again to Francesca Regis and Ed Heap for fantastic performances and of course to Josh Curran who made Miscreation a reality.

Listen to Things We Say (Audio Play) 
Performed by Ed Heap, Francesca Regis.
(Miscreation | An Anthology of Audio-Drama Horror. April 2019)

Should I Kill Myself or Have A Cup of Coffee?

On his thirtieth birthday, a man contemplates whether to kill himself or have a cup of coffee.

Listen to Should I Kill Myself or Have A Cup of Coffee?
(The Other Stories. 40.2. May 2019)

I’ve also just sold ‘Uxoricide 93%’ to The Other Stories for their forthcoming ‘genetics’ theme and last month sold ‘The Boy in the Penguin Costume’ for their ‘strange inheritance’ theme bringing my published stories for the year, including my novella, The Girl in the Video, to eight so just two off my goal for the year with six months to go. Not bad for my first full year as a parent.

Oh, and my wife, Joanna Baldwin, sold a story to The Other Stories, too. Check out ‘Routine’ by Joanna Baldwin. 

In other news, after my health scares a couple of months back I’m continuing to recover. I feel healthy and optimistic about the future—long may it continue.

Have a great day, friends!

On Living Each Day As If It’s My Last

Michael David Wilson On Living Each Day

Just under two weeks ago I took a ride in an ambulance, the next day I took a second. I’ve spoken a little bit about what happened on the This Is Horror Podcast. You can listen to it here if you like. 

Before my trip to the hospital, I assumed I would live decades longer. And although I used to say things like ‘make the most of each day’ and ‘don’t take anything for granted’, I did take my health and the very notion of living for granted. Whilst it looks like—fingers crossed—things will work out okay, I really don’t take any day for granted anymore. I do consider that each day might well be my last. It’s made me more intentional and deliberate with my actions.

Today is my daughter’s first birthday and it’s just me and her. We’re making the most of it. Playing, laughing, and smiling together.

I’m living each day as if it’s my last but rather hoping it isn’t because there’s so much more I want to do, to give, and to experience.

Live, love, and be happy.

I hope you’re all having a great day.