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Ink and Ash: A Short Story Podcast

Dec 19, 2018

Merry Christmas! For the first annual Stories of Yore and Yours Christmas Special, Shawn Ennis narrates two Christmas stories sure to warm the heart of all who listen. First, join Shawn and special guest Sharon Jewell for the tale of a married couple who sacrifice their finest possessions in order to give each other meaningful gifts in “The Gift of the Magi,” then the story of whether a certain man in a red suit is able to visit children in even the most difficult of circumstances in “How Christmas Came to the Santa Maria Flats.”


0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here?

3:40 – Intro to today’s authors and stories

8:25 – “The Gift of the Magi,” by O. Henry, guest starring Sharon Jewell

20:04 – “How Christmas Came to the Santa Maria Flats,” by Elia W. Peattie

35:04 – Afterword/Closing the Show, Intro to Collaboration with Get Grimm

36:42 – What’s coming next? See you then!


This week’s podcast partner: Whispered True Stories

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