The people mover is still broken when your flight gets in. It’s late – the plane circled for a good hour before landing, on account of the blizzard. By the time the captain finally brought the plane down, once the runway had been cleared enough for him to dock at the gate, and you’d finally … Continue reading Flight 5713 to Pittsburgh – Short Story by Bob Corpening
Greg liked to brag about his cows. Every morning, he told me, he’d wake up and meander outside for a fresh pail of milk. Every morning! Can you believe that? His words, not mine. Anyway, Greg loved his cows. Ever since Eta passed, maybe even a little too much – he didn’t go a moment … Continue reading Moo – by Bob Corpening
https://anchor.fm/bob-corpening/episodes/Cahokia-ekj71c I've just uploaded the final episode of my first podcast series, Writer's Block! Listen to it here for Spotify or here for Apple Podcasts! A brief thank you to all my listeners; the series has over 100 plays now, which to me seems kind of hard to believe. I'm thrilled and honored to share … Continue reading Final episode of Writer’s Block, Cahokia, is live now!
https://anchor.fm/bob-corpening/episodes/Cahokia-ekj71c Richard Banks sat alone in the chill night air, waiting for the bus. The seat was cold underneath him, but he didn’t seem to care. He wasn’t sure why, it just didn’t matter to him right then. Nothing did. The bus stop was located squarely atop the tallest mountain in Caldera County, and usually … Continue reading Ticket to Ride – by Bob Corpening
https://anchor.fm/bob-corpening/episodes/Cahokia-ekj71c “Kelie! Come quick, you’re gonna miss it!” “I’m comin’, I’m comin’,” Kelie said, slipping onto the porch, a tall glass of sweet tea in each hand. Ice clinked against the glass, its rustling unnoticed in the stupor of that hot summer night. “Getcher butt over here, doll,” Brayden said, thumping the patio step next … Continue reading Moonstruck – by Bob Corpening
https://anchor.fm/bob-corpening/episodes/Cahokia-ekj71c The Salesman stood atop a hill, watching the sun rise over the quaint village below, roosters crowing at the approaching dawn. Within hours it would be bustling like a busy bee hive, of course. He slipped his trusty old flute back into his waistband and watched the grass ripple down the hill, towards the … Continue reading Snake Oil – by Bob Corpening
Excited to say the first official episode of my flash fiction podcast, Writer’s Block, is now available on Spotify! I’ll be releasing new episodes every Sunday for the next few weeks, with a couple of special bonus episodes planned as well. Thanks for your support and I hope you enjoy! You can find the episode … Continue reading New flash fiction podcast, Writer’s Block, available now!
https://anchor.fm/bob-corpening/episodes/Cahokia-ekj71c Jaspers’ comms link buzzed obnoxiously, a bright red link blinking inside her helmet. “Will he never just leave me alone?” she muttered to herself, switching on the link. The airlock door slid shut, leaving her alone in the vast emptiness of space. It was almost peaceful. The audio link crackled to life, … Continue reading Infinity… and Beyond – by Bob Corpening
https://anchor.fm/bob-corpening/episodes/Cahokia-ekj71c Aiden ran his fingers gently across his bracelet, the familiar braille words pressing reassuringly into his skin. Be safe. The last thing she’d ever given him, when he came to visit on that final day. Be safe. It made him happy, that simple little thing. To know that, in her final days, all his … Continue reading Goosebumps – by Bob Corpening
“You got everything, Wilson?” Wilson swung his arms wide, like a bird taking flight, then brought them down in a firm pat against his pockets. “Looks that way. Thanks for looking out for me, Warden. Give the boys my regards.” “Oh!” the warden exclaimed. “Before I forget.” The warden slipped a stuffed envelope into … Continue reading The Northern Model (Teaser) – by Bob Corpening