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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 (


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...

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...