Both Sides of the Story - A Council Flat
A Council Flat (England, 1993): The sound of the twins fighting in the bedroom filled the flat. Their screams drowned out the drone of sport on the TV and the sizzle and bubble of dinner on the kitchen cooktop. "For Christ's sake, Ruth," Stu bellowed over the TV, "shut those bloody kids up, will you!"
Warning: This podcast episode contains strong language and themes that may distress some listeners.
Both Sides of the Story is a collection of short stories from the Tall And True writers’ website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead. The collection consists of four self-contained vignettes and a fifth piece that ties together and resolves the five stories. The podcast version is presented in six instalments with an introductory episode.
Copyright notice: Both Sides of the Story song written by Phil Collins from the Both Sides album (1993).
Read Both Sides of the Story - A Council Flat: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/short-stories/both-sides-of-the-story-a-council-flat
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:
• Kids Fighting https://freesound.org/people/SoundsExciting/sounds/405224/
• Football crowd: https://freesound.org/people/habbis92/sounds/206003/
• Cooking/Sizzling: https://freesound.org/people/BenjaminNelan/sounds/353124/
• Screaming: https://freesound.org/people/Brokenphono/sounds/343823/
• Crying: https://freesound.org/people/purplereptar/sounds/449439/
• Opening Beer Can: https://freesound.org/people/squashy555/sounds/244327/
• Disco: https://freesound.org/people/Dodgy%20C/sounds/264781/
• Crash/Broken Glass: https://freesound.org/people/NeoSpica/sounds/512246/
• Thrown Can: https://freesound.org/people/Fedor_Ogon/sounds/432382/
• Wedding Bells: https://freesound.org/people/craigsmith/sounds/480014/
• Thumps/Hits: https://freesound.org/people/Themiwa100/sounds/505661/
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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