From Our Soundbooth | February 28, 2008

This podcast features the winners in the Voice-Only Flash Fiction category. Josh McDonald earns first place in the flash fiction, voice-only category with his submission, “Lost.” It’s a comic, surreal story of a madman on a bus shelter roof and the elderly woman who finds him. McDonald is a writer, musician and storyteller. He says he’s read his stories all over the United Kingdom (he hails from Bristol), including “bars, clubs, boats, yurts and coal-powered power stations.”

The first-runner up honors go to Jithendria (Jithu) Kumar Aravamudhan, with his entry, “Memoirs of a Mad Man.” In the story, the main character narrates his past and the reasons that lead to his madness. Jithu is a third-year graduate student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. A native of India, he specialized in theatre sound design.