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!

Do What You Can

Michael David Wilson doing what he can

Doing what I can—all slinged-up with my little partner-in-crime.

Do what you can with the time, resources, and restrictions you have.

Never demand anymore. Never beat yourself up for not being able to achieve more than is possible.

Now don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a call to accept your limitations as permanent.

Do strive to improve your situation.

Do try to move the goal posts.

Do free up more time.

Do lessen restrictions.

Do maximise resources.

Since mid-March, my life has undergone a series of changes. My wife and I moved back from Japan, had our first daughter (three months old today), and have had no fixed abode since our return to the UK.

The new is exciting, the new is scary, the new is tough, sometimes agonising, other times beautiful.

But everything is transient.

And change is coming.

Change is always coming.

Next month we move to a new place, to our place, and the goal posts move once more.

The month after there’ll be more changes. And the month after. And the month that follows.

So remember, do what you can with the time, resources, and restrictions you have.

Never demand anymore. Never beat yourself up for not being able to achieve more than is possible.

And remember, you can do anything you want but you can’t do everything you want.