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Ink and Ash: A Short Story Podcast

Sep 19, 2018

In two weeks, we’ll kick off a slate of October shows that promise to offer all kinds of creeps, spooks, and scares. So this week, let’s have a feel-good story, shall we? Join host Shawn Ennis for Kathleen Norris’s tale of an unexpected, and somewhat circuitous path to happiness with “Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby!”


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

3:44 – Intro to Kathleen Norris and this week’s story

4:39 – “Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby”

30:01 – Afterword/Closing the Show

30:41 – What’s coming next week? See you then!


This week’s podcast partner: Netflix ‘n Swill



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