This page contains audio-recorded readings for the WORD COUNT Podcast, created and hosted by author, R. B. Wood.

You can read the stories by hitting the title links.

Listen to all the shows via Direct feed or on iTunes.

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June 2, 2015 – Episode #48

Prompt: Use the words: Train. Blink. Dark. Read my story “Down on Luck.”


May 5, 2015 – Episode #47

Prompt: Use the words: Theatre. Tourist. Savory: Read my story “Morning Ritual.”


Jan 18, 2015 – Episode #45 co-written with Bill Kirton

Prompt: Use the words: Frozen. Whisky. Time: Read our story “The Wrong Shoes.”


Nov 25, 2014Episode #44

Prompt: Use the words: Woman. Book. Fall. Read my story “Bookmark.”


Oct 31, 2014 Episode #43

Halloween show prompt: Use the words: Knife. Cloak. Blood. Read my story “Clowning Around.”


Sept 3, 2014Episode #42

This was a special episode devoted to just me and my book, Stranger at Sunset.


May 14, 2014Episode #40

Prompt: Use the words: Glass. Bed. Bow in your story. Read my story “The Final Countdown.


Apr 8, 2014 – Episode #39

Prompt: “I was walking on the white sands at Magens Bay in St Thomas when…” Read my story “The Locket.”


Feb 16, 2014 – Episode #37

Prompt: “I was out for an early morning stroll when…” Read my story “Wild World.”


Jan 21, 2014 – Episode #36

Prompt: “The snow drifts covered the door and the windows of the cabin…” Read my story “The Last Refuge.”


Sept 8, 2013 – Episode #34

Prompt: “The Oracle smiled and said “Ah. I have been waiting for you…” Read my story “Awaiting my Religion.”


Aug 20, 2013 – Episode #33

Prompt: “You’ve discovered you have a superpower…” Read my story “The Power of Being Human.”


July 24, 2013 – Episode #32

Prompt: “Being dead can be quite liberating…” Read my story “Blessings of Life and Death.”


May 27, 2013 – Episode #31

Prompt: “The Thief” Read my story “One Stolen Night.”


Apr 6, 2013 – Episode #29

Prompt: “That’s when the cameras all turned toward me…” Read my story “From Every Angle.”


Mar 3, 2013 – Episode #28

Prompt: “One. Two. Three. He caressed each bullet in the palm of his hand before slipping it into its chamber…” Read my story “Farewell My Love.”


Feb 3, 2013 – Episode #27

Prompt: “Mistaken identity at the pub…” Read my story “Mistaken Double Identity.”


Dec 9, 2012 – Episode #26 

Prompt: “Those last few steps seemed the most difficult I had ever made in my life.” Read my story “Last Steps.” 


June 3, 2012 – Episode #25 

Prompt: “A scene between you and your favorite fictional character.” Read my story “Doing It With the King.” 


February 25, 2012 – Episode #23

Episode 23 was a special episode dedicated to Indies Unite for Joshua with the prompt: “Beating the Odds” Read my story Cancer – My Story.”


January 28, 2012 – Episode #22

Prompt: “I washed the blood from my hands …” Read my story “On the Heels of Submission.” 


October 2,  2011 – Episode #19

Prompt: “The only difference between a madman and me is that I’m not mad.” Read my story “I’m Not Mad, I’m Hysterical.”


August 27, 2011 – Episode #17

Prompt: “It happened so quickly I had no time to think, only react…” Read my poem “Creative States.”


August 8, 2011 – Episode #16

Prompt: “Your character suspects his/her husband is having an affair and decides to spy on him. What she/he discovers is not what he/she was expecting…” Read my story “Better Her, Than Me.”


July 5, 2011Episode #15

Prompt: “A taxi ride late one night in the city turns strange when…” Read my story “Taxi to India.”


May 21, 2011 – Episode #14

Prompt: “Interaction with a character of your creation with a famous fictional character.” Read my story “A Man of Wealth and Taste.”


Apr 8, 2011 – Episode #12

Prompt: “Pick  a line from a song you love and write a story …” Read my story “Slave to Love.”


Mar 25, 2011Episode #11

Prompt: “I’ve Got a Secret …” Read my story “The Confession.”


Mar 5, 2011 – Episode #10

Prompt: “A Conversation with Death.” Read my story “A Second Chance with Death.”