Stories from FBi Radio’s fiction podcast ‘Or It Didn’t Happen’. Some are true, some are false. It’s up to you to figure out which is which.
Fishboy by Sophia Melika
Sophia goes on a movie date that goes poorly, for her date (it goes well for her).
Fishboy was originally read at Read to Me, a comics reading night in Sydney. Find out more on their Facebook.
Lỗ (n. hole; v. to lose [in business]) by Frances An
Frances kills a cockroach.
Lỗ was originally published in Seizure. You can read the story there.
Portrait of a High-to-moderate Functioning Alcoholic by Courtney Thompson
Portrait of a High to Moderate Functioning Alcoholic won the Queerstories prize in the OutStanding LGBTIAQ+ Short Story Competition for 2017. You can hear Courtney reading the story herself on their podcast. And you can read the original story here.
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Music: ‘Bottom Riser’ by Smog, ‘Kosame No Oka (from “Drunken Angels”)’ by David Mansfield.
Dog by Meg O’Shea
All The Best credits:
Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton
Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell
Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton
Host: Maddy Macquine
Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart
SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick
Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay
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