Back to School - Chapter Two

The headmaster tapped his pen on the punishment column in the discipline file. "I'm waiting, Edwards. Why do you want to come back to school next year?" Charlie's mouth still felt dry. "Because I want to sit my exams, sir." "Yes, but why?" "Um, err—" Charlie struggled to find the words.

Back to School is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead. The podcast version of the story is presented in six instalments, one per chapter.

Read Back to School: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/young-adult/back-to-school

Podcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com

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Buy Robert's short story collections online:

• Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Fairhead/e/B086HZ36NM

• Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/author/robert-fairhead

Podcast Theme and Sound Effects

Royalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.

Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:

Tapping: https://freesound.org/people/mealwyrm/sounds/495814/

Heartbeat: https://freesound.org/people/loudernoises/sounds/332806/

Pen drop: https://freesound.org/people/krb21/sounds/118618/

Chair scrape: https://freesound.org/people/sagetyrtle/sounds/35033/

Cane whip: https://freesound.org/people/UnderlinedDesigns/sounds/191766/

Kids chatter: https://freesound.org/people/craigsmith/sounds/480708/

Production Notes

Tall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Thanks to Josh (VoiceOverMaster) Meyer for Audacity recording tips and tricks.

Podcast recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the land of the traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.

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