Paper Radio: FM (fiction): feed
Summary: FM is our fiction channel. In it, we showcase antipodean storytelling — flights of fancy, the unreal/surreal, and wilful misinterpretations of the past, present and future.
In Me and Run Like A Dream, from Melbourne's Elizabeth Reale, our protagonist gives us a candid first-hand account of the power of animal magnetism — reminding us that sometimes when you place all your bets on love, you can win big.
The third and final episode of Thomasin Sleigh's Weather trilogy. In a world plagued by the sudden absence of its weather forecasters, these unexplained disappearances become absorbed into the minutiae of everyday life. Listen to: Weather #1 (http://www.paperradio.net/fm/weather-1), Weather #2 (http://www.paperradio.net/fm/weather-2)
The second of Thomasin Sleigh's three part Weather series. In a world mysteriously absent of its meteorologists, people begin to study details of the weather themselves. Listen to: Weather #1 (http://www.paperradio.net/fm/weather-1), Weather #3 (http://www.paperradio.net/fm/weather-3)
In a surreal pop renovation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical, The Sound Of Music fuses familiar and familial characters as it grapples with who we are, and become, in love. The Sound of Music is taken from Tom Cho's book Look Who's Morphing, published by Giramondo (http://www.giramondopublishing.com/).
The first story in a series of three, Weather #1 chronicles a world in which all meteorologists have vanished suddenly and without explanation. See also: Weather #2 (http://www.paperradio.net/fm/weather_2), Weather #3 (http://www.paperradio.net/fm/weather-3)
Played out against a backdrop of pre-teen animal husbandry, Calf Club 1989 is the story of a sister and brother grappling with an unexpected familial revelation.
A teacher's classroom of restless, indifferent students becomes suddenly reliant on his seemingly worthless field study on drowning.