Tall And True Short Reads

Writing True Sentences

Episode 74 (7 June 2023)

The brief for October 2021’s Furious Fiction was to set the short story in a COURT, include a character who measures something, and the words BALLOON, ROCK and UMBRELLA. So recalling Ernest Hemingway’s advice to write one true sentence, I wrote, “The policewoman at the front of the Court is trying to catch my eye.”

Writing True Sentences

Show Notes

Season Three: Episode 74 (7 June 2023)

Writing True Sentences is a blog post from the Tall And True writers’ website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.

Read the post on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/blog/writing-true-sentences

Read the Judgement short story on Talll And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/fiction/short-stories/judgement

Listen to Judgement on Tall And True Short Reads: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com/judgement/

Read The Al-Rabie Hotel on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/fiction/short-stories/the-al-rabie-hotel

Listen to The Al-Rabie Hotel on Tall And True Short Reads: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com/the-al-rabie-hotel/

Read Signs of the Second Coming on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/fiction/microfiction/signs-of-the-second-coming

Listen to Signs of the Second Coming on Tall And True Short Reads: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com/signs-of-the-second-coming/

Podcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com

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Episode Insight

I shared the Writing True Sentences blog post on Tall and True in October 2021, a week after submitting my entry for that month’s Furious Fiction challenge, titled Judgement.

As often happens, my short story didn’t win or get short or long-listed for Furious Fiction. But I shared it later on Tall And True, and in March 2022, I narrated Judgement as Episode 48 of Tall And True Short Reads.

I also shared the other short stories mentioned in this blog post on Tall And True, The Al-Ra bie Hotel and Signs of the Second Coming. And I narrated them as Episodes 12 and 25, respectively, for Tall And True Short Reads. Links to these stories and podcast episodes are available in the show notes.

I hope you enjoyed this episode. You can read Writing True Sentences and all my short stories, blog posts and other writing at TallAndTrue.com. You can also buy my short story collections from the Amazon Kindle and Kobo online bookstores.

The next episode of Tall And True Short Reads will be released shortly. In the meantime, check your feed or the podcast website for earlier episodes from Seasons One, Two and Three.

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Podcast episodes are recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the traditional lands of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation.

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