The Cat in the Trunk

Stevie was slumped on the living room sofa when his mum and dad returned home from the shops. Their raised voices drowned out the old gangster movie on the TV. "It's junk," Stevie's mum snapped. "No it's not," his dad retorted, "it's an antique. And a bargain. Only 30 quid!" Stevie slid down the sofa.

The Cat in the Trunk is a short story from TallAndTrue.com, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.

Read The Cat in the Trunk: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/childrens/example-writing-the-cat-in-the-trunk

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Podcast Theme and Sound Effects

Royalty-free music from Pixabay.org: 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:

TV on in Background: https://freesound.org/people/o_ciz/sounds/475477/

Door Slammed: https://freesound.org/people/TiesWijnen/sounds/455540/

TV Switch: https://freesound.org/people/EricsSoundschmiede/sounds/457410/

Footsteps on Gravel: https://freesound.org/people/jedg/sounds/505831/

"Shut-up": https://freesound.org/people/rachyray/sounds/273710/

Clunk/Thrown Tools: https://freesound.org/people/REACTORFACTORY/sounds/531831/

Cat Meowing: https://freesound.org/people/UncleSigmund/sounds/246037/

Loud Voices: https://freesound.org/people/PhonosUPF/sounds/488163/

Trunk Lock: https://freesound.org/people/xyzr_kx/sounds/156649/

Trunk Opening: https://freesound.org/people/toefur/sounds/280237/

Cat Purring: https://freesound.org/people/tosha73/sounds/512223/

Creaky Door: https://freesound.org/people/deleted_user_7146007/sounds/383816/

Sneezes: https://freesound.org/people/macohibs/sounds/539224/

Car Horns: https://freesound.org/people/craigsmith/sounds/479995/

Kick/Drop Trunk: https://freesound.org/people/myluckyfeet/sounds/251648/

Lit Match: https://freesound.org/people/magnuswaker/sounds/522166/

Open/Close/Lock Door: https://freesound.org/people/sgcardinal/sounds/395753/

Footsteps on Wooden Floor: https://freesound.org/people/Anthousai/sounds/398782/

Pouring Water Into Glass: https://freesound.org/people/FillSoko/sounds/257957/

Gulps of Water: https://freesound.org/people/Wizage/sounds/418853/

Sips of Water: https://freesound.org/people/Sheyvan/sounds/471078/

Door Knock: https://freesound.org/people/anagar/sounds/267931/

Production Notes

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

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

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