In this episode, Ella Watson-Russell presents four stories each with very different perspectives on the topic of war and violence. Actor Nicholas Starte performs Harry Kolotas’ ‘Wrath of Achilles’, Tim McGarry’s narration of Charles D’Anastasi’s ‘Broken House’ includes sound design by composer Thomas Ross, Ella narrates Amanda Berry’s ‘We That Are Left’ and Alex Williams performs ‘When The Helicopters Come’ by Patrick Lenton and with sound design by Kit McCutcheon. Included in this episode also is an interview with Patrick Lenton on the origin of his story from his collection, A Man Made Entirely of Bats and excerpts from a Q&A with Amanda Berry.
‘Broken House’ is published in Out of Place, prose poem and microfiction anthology (Spineless Wonders,2015) .
‘We That Are Left’ is published in Landmarks, prose poem and microfiction anthology (Spineless Wonders, 2017).
‘When The Helicopters Come’ is published in A Man Made Entirely of Bats by Patrick Lenton (Spineless Wonders, 2015).
Little Fictions On Air is broadcast fortnightly on Mondays at 3pm on 2RPH. It presents short stories originally published by Spineless Wonders and performed live at Little Fictions events.
Presenter: Ella Watson-Russell
Producer: Bronwyn Mehan
Sound Engineer: Kit McCutcheon
Theme music: Annie Vidler