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After taking a quick break, we are back on track with new episodes every month. Our theme this episode is how we can create a literary 'voice' through the specific use of language, timing, and content choices. We listen to work from Donna Lee Miele, Ava Lansley, Claude Clayton Smith, and Elisabeth Sharber.

Reading by Christiane Brew, Halley Maree McClure, and Jonathan Popp.

Hello, and welcome to episode 3 of Tell Me a Story, where we take poems, essays, and short stories from The Chillfiltr Review and we bring them to you, audiobook style. I'm your host, Krister Axel.

Today our theme is Creativity & hope. We are exploring the raw power of the human mind to both define the future and rediscover the past. Ingenuity has brought us to this point of advanced civilization, and ingenuity will need to be the thing that saves us from self-destruction. Or something like that.

Featuring work by Charlotte A Wynn, Steven R. Southard, and Lisa del Rosso.

Hello, and welcome to episode 2 of Tell Me a Story, where we take poems, essays, and short stories from The Chillfiltr Review and we bring them to you, audiobook style. Most of our readings are done by our team of talented voice over artists, and every now and then I will read one myself. I'm your host, Krister Axel.

Today, our theme is hardship and heroism. How do we know who the heroes are in our own lives? And what, exactly, is heroism? What, does it even look like? We will discuss what it means to be a figure of authority, and how we earn the privilege of being looked up to.

Featuring work by Alan Cohen, Sofia Bening, and David Rogers.

Today I am proud to announce our first episode of Tell Me a Story. The theme for this one is decisions - the choices that we make, and how they can affect our lives.

As adults, the world gets pretty complicated. I am the proud father of two children, ages 4 and 7, and it's just fascinating to think of how important a concept like choice is to them. When they get to choose what they're going to wear for the day, or what they're going to have for lunch, there is a really intense joy that they get from that sense of self-actualization - and as adults, I think we get tired of making choices.