Category Archives: Sound Bite Fiction

I am C.E. Ayr, a pioneer of a new genre of short story writing.
I call it Sound Bite Fiction.

The stories on this site are short, sparse and to the point, and have all been written in my current home on the Cote d’Azur.
Many of the tales are based in and around the place I call Medville.
Mysterious and enigmatic, served with a splash of humour, nothing here is ever quite what it seems.

Expect the unexpected.
There is always a twist in the tail.
Nearly.

Happy Birthday, Rabbie

Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert Burns.So today, once again, I pay tribute to the great man with some of his own words. Above all, Rabbie believed that all … Continue reading

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Petit Déjeuner – Six Sentence Story

This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.Use the current week’s prompt word – JUICE Click here to hear the author read his words: Petit Déjeuner Although it is not yet 9 … Continue reading

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Xmas Radio Show

Below are excerpts from a Christmas Eve reading on Tsukure Radio, Ayr, by Jenne Gray.It includes some of my children’s poems and songs, and features the singing of Andy Brownlie, my second oldest friend (in both senses) and a more … Continue reading

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Sid Shovel – Six Sentence Story

This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.Use the current week’s prompt word – EXPRESS Click here to hear the author read his words: Sid Shovel, Private Eye When she undulates into … Continue reading

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Beguile – Six Sentence Story

This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.Use the current week’s prompt word – CHARM Click here to hear the author read his words: Beguile Just seeing the word reminds me of … Continue reading

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The Little House who Walked

This is the fourth and, for now, last of my children’s stories to appear in the USA, on The Mutual Audio Network, the prime curator for modern audio drama and podcast fiction on the Internet. This week it’s The Little … Continue reading

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A Flying Frog – Six Sentence Story

This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.Use the current week’s prompt word – FAIR Click here to hear the author read his words Minutes of Citizens’ Assembly Meeting on Parliamentary ConductRepresentative … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Dragon

As previously shown here, some of my children’s stories have been appearing in the USA, on The Mutual Audio Network, the prime curator for modern audio drama and podcast fiction on the Internet.This is largely due to the invaluable assistance … Continue reading

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A French Turtle in the USA

Recently, with the invaluable assistance of Jenne Gray, some of my children’s stories have been appearing in the USA, on The Mutual Audio Network, the prime curator for modern audio drama and podcast fiction on the Internet. Here is The … Continue reading

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Preservation – Six Sentence Story

This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.Use the current week’s prompt word – GUIDE Click here to hear the author read his words: Preservation I have to guide the hunting party … Continue reading

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