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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 (


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...

Oct 25, 2017

Welcome to the 7th Halloween Special!

Four creepy tales of dread and woe too horrific to hear during the evening!

Host: R. B. Wood        Notes:

Prompt Photo:


Bill "Spectre" Kirton – “Guilt”

Maria "Fangs" Haskins – “Angel's Heart”

Cameron "Undead" Garriepy – “The Eastman...

Sep 24, 2017

"The Tell-Tale Podcast"


Episode 70 finds three stories and an essay inspired by a picture of Edgar Allan Poe's statue near Emerson College where the host attends online MFA classes:


Bill Kirton – “Nevermore”

Maria Haskins – “Buried”

Jack Gwaltney &...

Sep 3, 2017

Episode 69 of the #WordCountPodcast challenged our #irregulars with the month of August and this picture:

Campsite in August

HOST: R. B. Wood  Show Notes:


Cameron Garriepy "The St. Andrews Target"

Bill Kirton - "No Fairy Tale Ending"

Maria Haskins - "Hidden"

Jack Gwaltney & John McCaffrey – “The Call...

Aug 9, 2017

Episode 68: The Narrows in July

HOST: R. B. Wood   Show Notes:


This is a photo I took while hiking in Zion National Park in Utah. This is the beginning of the Narrows hike, previous hikers sometimes leave their walking sticks for future hikers.

A reminder that we are looking to increase the...