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The Word Count

Welcome to the #WordCountPodcast!

Free flash fiction, based on a monthly prompt host R. B. Wood publishes on his site (


May 30, 2018

The 76th episode of the #WordCountPodcastwas inspired by this picture:

Sakurajima Volcano erupts spectacularly in southern Japan (Credit: Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Host: R. B. Wood Show Notes:


Eden Baylee "Submission"

Jack Gwaltney & John McCaffrey– “A Milonga for Manual...

Apr 23, 2018

The 75th episode of the #WordCountPodcast was inspired by the book Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones and this picture:

HOST: R. B. Wood      SHOW NOTES:


Eden Baylee - "Harbinger"

Jack Gwaltney & John McCaffrey– “Life After Death”

Maria Haskins – “Una's Hand”

Bill Kirton–...

Mar 25, 2018

The 74rd episode of the #WordCountPodcast was inspired by the book Stranded by Bracken Macleod and this picture:

HOST: R. B. Wood   Show Notes:


Jack Gwaltney & John McCaffrey“The Hustler”

Cameron Garriepy – “Security Protocol 42"

Maria Haskins – “Recovered Audio File #27...

Feb 25, 2018

"Over the Bridge"

The 73rd episode of the #WordCountPodcast is all predicated around this picture:

HOST: R. B. Wood    Show Notes:


Bill Kirton – “Love Story”

W. B. J. Williams – “Over the Hill and Down to the Bridge”

Jack Gwaltney & John McCaffrey – “The Weary Blues”

Jan 26, 2018

Welcome to the season 8 opener where we welcome five authors to the show. 

Host: R. B. Wood    Show notes:

The prompt for this week:


Maria Haskins – “Mabel's Pack”

Rob Edwards - "Cold Pursuit"

Jack Gwaltney & John McCaffrey – “A Burnt-Out Case”

W. B. J. Williams – “Johnny Talon...