The Lonely Moon
Tall And True Short Reads
by Robert Fairhead
1w ago
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. The Lonely Moon is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead. Read the story on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/fiction/short-stories/the-lonely-moon Listen to Some Things Change:  Episode 79 – Perth, Western Australia, 1979: https ..read more
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A Knock at the Door
Tall And True Short Reads
by Robert Fairhead
1M ago
"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. A Knock at the Door is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead. Read the story on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/fiction/short-stories ..read more
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Kris Kringle - Xmas 2023
Tall And True Short Reads
by Robert Fairhead
2M ago
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. The Kris Kringle - Xmas 2023 stories first appeared on the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead. Read the stories on Tall And True: • Too Late, Lenny: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/fiction/short-sto ..read more
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In Her Head
Tall And True Short Reads
by Robert Fairhead
2M ago
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. In Her Head is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead. Read the story on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/fiction/short-stories/in-her-head Podcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com Support the podcast: https://s ..read more
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A Better Poem
Tall And True Short Reads
by Robert Fairhead
3M ago
"Roses are red, violets are blue, I spend my day, thinking of you." Davey reviewed the poem in his exercise book. "Thinking" is what you did at school. It wasn't romantic enough to attempt Mission Impossible with the girl of his dreams. That's it! "I spend my day, dreaming of you." A Better Poem is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead. Read the story on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/fiction/short-stories/a-better-poem Podcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com Support the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com ..read more
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Decisions
Tall And True Short Reads
by Robert Fairhead
3M ago
Jennifer swivelled her chair away from the laptop and stared at the lights receding into the distance beyond the high-rise office window. Her eyes had welled up reading Stephen's unexpected emailed demand, and she reached for a tissue to dab at the tears. "Twenty years," Jennifer exhaled softly, wiping her eyes. Decisions is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead. Read the story on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/fiction/short-stories/decisions Podcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com Support the podcast: https ..read more
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Departure
Tall And True Short Reads
by Robert Fairhead
3M ago
Airports are the same the world over. Full of frenetic activity, people coming and going, joyful reunions and teary-eyed farewells. Though not in the middle of the night. And apart from the passengers sprawled across and under the international airport's departure terminal chairs, it was empty and silent. Departure is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead. Read Departure on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/short-stories/departure Podcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com Support the podcast: https://supporter.ac ..read more
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Welcome to the Lucky Country
Tall And True Short Reads
by Robert Fairhead
3M ago
The group trekked for several weeks over rough terrain to reach the border town. On the way, they pooled their meagre resources and precious reserves of e-credits and cash to buy food and water. And begged when these ran low. Welcome to the Lucky Country is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead. Read Welcome to the Lucky Country: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/short-stories/welcome-to-the-lucky-country Podcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com Support the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads Buy Rob ..read more
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Signs of the Second Coming
Tall And True Short Reads
by Robert Fairhead
3M ago
At primary school in Perth, Western Australia, in the 1970s, I had a teacher who was also a lay preacher on the weekends. Before schoolwork, he started the day at our (supposedly) secular state school with the Lord's Prayer and gospel readings. And his favourite scripture topic was Signs of the Second Coming. Signs of the Second Coming is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead. Read Signs of the Second Coming: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/microfiction/signs-of-the-second-coming Podcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com Supp ..read more
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Some Things Change - Perth, Western Australia, 2023
Tall And True Short Reads
by Robert Fairhead
4M ago
It's only early spring, but I'm starting to sweat in Mum and Dad's back garden. I wore my dark English suit for Dad's funeral, and if etiquette permits at wakes, I'd like to slip off the coat. Looking around the garden for guidance, I struggle to recognise elderly aunts and uncles or my fellow middle-aged cousins. And I have no hope of placing their children and grandchildren. Some Things Change is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead. Read the story on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/fiction/short-stories/some-things-chan ..read more
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