Article written by miette

Miette has been podcasting the best of world literature's short fiction since March 2005, when she was just a pup.

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  1. Tara
    Tara November 13, 2007 at 2:56 am |

    Thank you so much, Miette! This totally made my night!

  2. Daniel
    Daniel November 28, 2007 at 4:42 am |

    So… here’s the story.

    After a couple dozen years without the capability of carrying my entire CD collection around on my person… I caved and bought and iPod 3 days ago.

    I found this thing called a “podcast”. And in this discovery, I found your podcasts… I have to admit, I’ve only listed to, oh, about 5 minutes of one of the readings (The Fly), but I can tell that I’ll enjoy these muchly.

    Technology. Absolutely amazing. 🙂

  3. Fariha
    Fariha April 7, 2009 at 11:49 am |

    hi,, i would be so glad if u upload the text as well.. thanks

  4. Fariha
    Fariha April 7, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    oops sorry.. u have it here 😀

  5. Rula
    Rula April 9, 2010 at 7:40 pm |

    interesting read and listen. What a nightmare situation; I wonder if it was based on a true event. I liked how Oates established the mundane so well in the beginning followed by a total destruction of normalcy, how Connie abstracts from the situation in dealing with it. It seems a very realistic emotional response, at least to me anyway.

  6. KayKay
    KayKay May 12, 2010 at 9:32 pm |

    I wish I could listen to your podcast…but I can barely hear you and my volume is all maxed out

  7. miette
    miette May 15, 2010 at 3:12 am |

    Rula, yes, yes yes. She does this better than just about anybody, and she does it consistently. The common knowledge is that it’s not at all based on a true event, but a Bob Dylan song. Hell only knows whether there’s any sense in -that-.

    And, KayKay, you’re absolutely right! This one was mega QUIET. I’ve bumped up the sound levels quite a bit and you should be able to listen now (you may need to clear out your cache to load the new version). Happy listenin’.

    — Mtte.

  8. Steve
    Steve August 18, 2011 at 3:22 am |

    Fabulous reading. The langorous wine-slurping + kitchen-background-noises (chopping onions?) at once cosily framed as well as accentuated the brooding menace that creeps up on one in this tale.

  9. Acaldwell
    Acaldwell June 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm |

    Thanks so much for reading this piece. I listened to your Podcast for “A Rose For Emily.” I don’t know you but love that you are so honest and discreet at the same time. I feel like I know you in some way. You read magically….. Keep drinking! And thank you again

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