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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 (


Sep 26, 2018

Episode 80 of the Word Count Podcast explores three stories based on this prompt:

HOST: R. B. Wood      SHOW NOTES:


Eden Baylee "Final Ride"

Bill Kirton - "School Bus"

Maria Haskins – “The Monster Hunter's Last...

Aug 20, 2018

Four stories inspired by the picture below and The Smile Factory by Todd Keisling.

Host: R. B. Wood (with commentary by Porno Batman)

Show Notes:


Eden Baylee "Life is sweet"

Bill Kirton - "It's All Relative"

Maria Haskins – “Fräulein Maria”

Special Guest:...

Jul 14, 2018

Our first live show done as a panel at Readercon 29 in Boston, MA

Host/Moderator: R. B. Wood  Show Notes:



W. B. J. Williams

M. J. King

Eden Baylee

Bill Kirton

Kathleen Kayembe


Jul 1, 2018

The 77th episode of the #WordCountPodcast was inspired by this picture:

HOST: R. B. Wood      SHOW NOTES:


Eden Baylee - "The Playground"

W. B. J. Williams - "Where The Children Are"

Cameron Garriepy – “The Mermaid and the Seabird“

Maria Haskins – “Sunlit Surface, Depths...

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...