Monday, 5 November 2007

The Story Of Red

Read By: Kanani Fong
Written By: Kanani Fong
Length: Around 12 minutes or so
Introduction: This story follows Ava, from childhood through middle age, along with her mother and four aunts and their obsession with the color red.

This is my first attempt at podcasting, and I have no idea if I'm loading this thing properly. If I'm not, then you can find it on my new podcasting site over on Podbean, which by the way is annoying because I keep thinking "bean pod" and fee fie fo fum.

Try this link: Listen to this episode


Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Great stuff, Kanani! I spent a happy wee while with that.

Kanani said...

I'm so glad! My kids were out of the house for an hour, so I sat down and did it! It was a bit bizarre, sitting down and reading my story, only the dog and cat in attendance.

I like the story, too. But over here, anything under 2000 words is "flash fiction," and most literary journals want nothing to do with it. I know. I've submitted to them all!

PI said...

Kanani I was so longing for her to - at least - buy a red hat that at the end I yelled 'YAY!'
And when I go I want to go like Dodo.
Thanks for the pleasure.

Eryl Shields said...

That was marvellous K, and so professional with the music and all. I love the idea of a bunch of ageing sisters all with bright red hair and clothes, how could people not fall in love with them?

This will be my bed-time story for the rest of the week at least!

Carole said...

Excellent story. Very funny. It should be a tv series.

Mary Witzl said...

I really liked this, Kanani, and it cheered me up. I kept waiting for Ava to discover something that was almost as brassy, but perhaps a little more natural: henna. I felt like crying at the part where Ava no longer felt embarrassed by her aunts and her mother. At some point, we often do look at our elders and, for all their foibles, see them as quirky and spirited instead of ridiculous and corny. Even those who liked Lawrence Welk...