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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 30, 2019

HOST: R. B. Wood  Show Notes:

Here in New England, the evenings are getting colder and the trees are donning their "technicolor dream-coats."

My favorite season is here. I wanted to select a prompt for our #WordCountIrregulars that would show the transition

And as you know, the theme this...

Aug 29, 2019

Where Giants Walk


A lovely follow-up show to our LIVE show last month is in store for you, dear listener! I lived in the Republic of Ireland for five or so years back in the late nineties, early aughts. While a wonderful experience in of itself, my favorite bit about living...

Jul 15, 2019

A couple of the Word Count Irregulars read their stories to an audience at Readercon 30 based on this prompt:

SHOW NOTES: Host: R. B. Wood


W. B. J. Williams – “Untitled”

R. B. Wood –“Dear...

Jun 26, 2019

Host: R. B. Wood     SHow Notes: RBWOOD.COM

A short, but delightful show this time around. I thought I'd have a bit of fun with the photo this month. As you know, the theme is Landscapes.

I took a picture from my archive of the gardens at  The Ogunquit Museum of American Art over-looking the sea, and this...

May 26, 2019

This month, our intrepid authors--the Word Count Irregulars are continuing the season of Landscapes with this photo of crocuses in a forest:



Bill Kirton -  "Flower Power"

Maria Haskins – “After the Fall”

Rob Edwards - "Treeson"

R. B. Wood – “The...