The Story Discovery Podcast

By Writers. For Readers.

A bi-weekly podcast of short stories, poetry, fiction and non-fiction, published in Etched Onyx Magazine.
First the story, then the author interview.
Listen and discover.

The current episode from our most recent edition of Etched Onyx Magazine will be available here.  A new show is posted every two weeks after the initial release of the on-line magazine.  Thank you for listening, we hope you enjoy the stories and the show. Older episodes can be found on any podcast player! 

Find us on your favorite podcast app!

If you’re enjoying the show, please consider giving us a review on your podcast app of choice. Those ratings help us spread the word, expand our reach, and grow our listenership. Thank you in advance!

Pilots – Fall Contest Honorable Mention

Written by Mary Carroll Moore

Narrated by Meredith Lyons

A midwestern woman takes a nine-month reprieve from her clockwork husband and average life to study cooking at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. There she discovers sumptuous temptations beyond delicate pastries and French accents and embarks on a flight that leads to unexpected outcomes. After the story, award winning food writer, chef, and novelist, Mary Carroll Moore, reveals her own journey to writing, the types of stories she finds most engaging, and the idea of deserved happiness. All audio, poetry, and story material are copyright 2022, all rights reserved.

Pastoral and Other Poems – Fall Contest Honorable Mention

Written by Meggie Royer

Narrated by Melissa Collings

Addiction, redemption, death and Greek gods will inhabit your soul after hearing these poems by one of our three Fall Contest Honorable Mention winners, Meggie Royer. After the reading, Meggie reflects upon her struggles and personal journey revealed through these works. She also discusses her passion for helping others and the creation of a literary and arts journal for abuse survivors, Persephone’s Daughters. All audio, poetry, and story material are copyright 2022, all rights reserved.

Flicker Sighting and A Selection of Poems – Fall Contest Honorable Mention

Written by Delaney Gray

Narrated by Delaney Gray

Birds, the evaporation of time, and constellations are all featured in these poems of reflection by one of our three Fall Contest Honorable Mention winners, Delaney Gray. During the interview Delaney reveals her passion for food, cooking, and capturing everyday moments in words. She’s a Nashville resident with a treasure trove of cookbooks, as well as insights, into the recipe of productive writing and journaling. All audio, poetry, and story material are copyright 2022, all rights reserved.

Tess is her Name – Fall Contest 3rd Place

Written by Michail Mulvey

Narrated by Meredith Lyons

Today’s show features our Fall Contest Third Place winner, Tess is her Name, by Michail Mulvey. Prose contest judge Katie McDougall said “With a voice that sings with subtle characterization and musicality, the narrator suggests “in-between” lives of his neighbors below and above, ultimately illuminating his own lonesomeness, a pining for meaning and connection. The author masters the art of flash fiction; short in length, Tess is her Name is expansive in aboutness.” Michail was unable to participate in our interview, so after the reading, Melissa and JW discuss Michail Mulvey’s background and how it relates to this flash piece. Melissa and JW also discuss the merits of NaNoWriMo, Writers Groups, some of the writing resources they’ve used over the years, and most importantly, how to sign-up for Melissa’s weekly newsletter and Onyx Publications’ mailing list! All audio, poetry, and story material are copyright 2022, all rights reserved.

A Sampler of Poetry – Fall Contest 2nd Place

Written by Smeep

Narrated by Smeep

Funerals, lost companions, and complicated doctors feature in these poems of grief by our Fall Contest Second Place winner, Smeep. Poetry judge AM Ringwalt said “I was struck by the author’s playful command of sound and syntax in Funereal Dis-ease. Grief and the grotesque are repeatedly alluded to as the speaker almost sings through an uncanny—and not-quite-dissectable—situation.” During the interview we hear Smeep’s inspiration for these poems, what it’s like to survive a plane crash, and how just living life will improve your writing. All audio, poetry, and story material are copyright 2022, all rights reserved.

Rome, by all means Rome – Fall Contest 1st Place

Written by Kevin Broccoli

Narrated by Melissa Collings

Can a relationship built on movie-watching survive? Today’s show features our Fall Contest First Place winner, Rome, by all means Rome, by Kevin Broccoli. Prose contest judge Katie McDougall said “Rome, by all means Rome, takes the reader into the theater of a failing marriage, characterized by the couple’s obsession with the movies. The self-assured voice, artful structure, and robust use of metaphor work in tandem to create a nuanced narrative of the relationship and of the narrator’s own sense of self.” Afterward we talk with Kevin about his own experience with relationships, movies, and the inspiration for this story. Kevin also reveals how his background in theater influences his approach to writing. Most importantly, we learn his secret to writing a short story every week. All audio, poetry, and story material are copyright 2022, all rights reserved.

Previous Episodes