Somewhere Over The Rainbow (The Audio Version)

in #fiction6 years ago (edited)

I've been playing with the idea of making audio recordings of my stories. But then the everlasting battle between rational Tiny and irrational, insecure, emotional Tiny started up again.

"Hey, this could be a fun thing to do. People really like audio books. When they're too busy to read, they can listen."

"What? Did you just invent the wheel all over again? Ain't nobody sitting there waiting for your audio stories. Get real."

"But... But..."

Yeah. Rational Tiny rarely wins those discussions. But the idea kept coming back. So here we go. If you guys like it, I'll probably be making recordings of my other stories, too. If you don't like it, I might still record them.

Sorry, not sorry.

The first story I recorded is the second story that saw the light on Steemit, Somewhere Over The Rainbow. It was my original Rainbow Story and it ended up giving me the idea for the series' name.

Be advised that, if you have a hard time reading or hearing about animal abuse, this story might not be for you. I won't hold it against you. These stories are hard to write, and it was hard for me to read as well. They are my way of raising awareness and fighting the injustice that these animals need to suffer.

Five months ago, I found the Fiction Workshop on PALnet and it felt a bit like coming home. I instantly loved the people who frequented it. @bex-dk who was one of the people to actually lure me in through encouraging comments, and @rhondak who welcomed me and encouraged me to submit my first story, despite being already posted on Steem. @gmuxx, who is invariably kind and patient and the best friend one could imagine.

Turns out they all loved animals, too. How could I not love them?

The day my first story post paid out, I started working on a new draft. A story about dogs. I knew Rhonda ran an animal rescue and that animal abuse was a subject that lay close to her heart. I feel the same way, myself.

I wanted to write something that would be a tribute to Rhonda and the work she dedicated herself to. I wanted to raise awareness about these issues.

You know. The pen is mightier than the sword and all that.


I cranked the story out in a day and @thinknzombie and @bex-dk helped me edit and polish it. Thanks you guys, for helping me with that, and for the love, encouragement and support you've always provided me with. That thank you should extend to the entire Writers' Block though.

Love you guys!



If you would like to read more of my stories, feel free to have a look around on my SteemShelf. Every story I have written so far has found a home there.

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We currently have a rescue dog, and a stray cat who allowed us to adopt him, so I'm definitely interested in checking out your stories. However, I can't listen at the moment (no kleenex nearby - LOL!), but I'm planning to check it out very soon. In the meantime, tip!

Wow. Thank you do much! That's incredibly generous of you.

You're very welcome! 😊

It is an encouraging sign when people find new ways to collaborate within our community.

This is definitely a fantastic and noble way to raise awareness, kudos! More so, let rational Tiny take the lead, I'm sure we all will appreciate to truly listen to your stories.

Thank you. If you're really curious, most off them are findable on Steem or on my Steemshelf. ;-)
But I think I'll do one recording a week or something around that timeframe. So with patience, you'll get to hear them all as well.

OMG that voice! Tiny, you could read me anything.

Well, it sorta goes both ways. ;-)

Oh! You have a wonderful voice. Thank you for this.

You're welcome. Thank you


Great work. I'm glad to hear this. My kids love audio books. This is a wonderful idea. We can share audio stories this way. Can you upload it to DSound as well.

I'll try when I have time, but I have to tell you, this is not a children's story! Don't let them listen to it or they'll be too sad.


I got it. Thank you.

As is always the case with a Rainbow Story, the SBD payout has been transferred to @tarc to help support the animals they've saved.

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