The Tall And True Short Reads Podcast

Tall And True Short Reads is a storytelling podcast featuring short stories, blog posts and other writing from the Tall And True writers’ website. Stream from Acast or follow and listen via Apple Podcasts and all popular podcast apps.

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Latest Episode

The Lonely Moon

If you ask me, the Moon is the best object in the night sky. And you don’t need an expensive telescope to observe it. A pair of binoculars does the trick. I’m looking at the Moon now, leaning against a wall to steady my hands, and it’s a beautiful sight. No wonder it inspires poets and lovers.

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About the Podcast

Tall And True Short Reads

Tall And True Short Reads features short stories, blog posts and other writing written and narrated by Robert Fairhead from the Tall And True writers’ website.

At the end of each episode, Robert provides his writer’s insight into the featured writing — when, why and how he wrote it.

The podcast is recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the land of the traditional lands of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation.

Recent Episodes

A Knock at the Door

“In space no one can hear you scream. But what if you’re deep in the backwoods, in an isolated cabin on a dead-end trail?” Karen set aside the book. A horror story was not ideal reading for the off-grid log cabin Peter had booked for their thirtieth wedding anniversary weekend, especially as she was alone in bed, listening to wind from a storm whistle through cracks in the doors and windows.

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Kris Kringle – Xmas 2023

I’m taking a short break from podcasting because I’m going on a long road trip with my son from Sydney to Western Australia to spend Xmas and New Year with our WA family. But as I did in 2022, I’ve put together a Kris Kringle collection featuring three episodes from the Tall And True Short Reads archive: Too Late, Lenny, Stuck in Time and Family Reflections.

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In Her Head

Cassie lay perfectly still in bed, staring at the shadowy shape on the ceiling overhead. A bulky body and eight legs, a spider, but this wasn’t Incy Wincy. It was a huntsman with long hairy legs, needle-sharp fangs, and a jump so powerful that if human, it could win gold at the pole vault without a pole.

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About Robert Fairhead

Robert Fairhead is a writer and editor at the Tall And True writers’ website and blogs on his website, RobertFairhead.com. He also writes and narrates for the Tall And True Short Reads podcast. And Robert has published several collections of short stories.

You can follow Robert on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Mastodon social media platform.

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