• 2006
  • 2:30
  • USA

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Zelda vs Ernest

By Amber Cortes

A virtual verbal boxing match between literature's leading man of men and feisty feminist flapper Zelda Fitzgerald. (more)

Shortdocs06
  • 2007
  • 2:57
  • USA

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The Mousetrap

By Donovan Keith & Tamara Keith

This is a highly fictionalized retelling of a real life tale of the trapping and killing of a mouse in Fresno, California. (more)

Shortdocs_07
  • 2008
  • 14:20
  • UK

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The View From Here

By Melanie Wilson

A patient, blinded in an accident, wakes to another day of darkness. Resolved to sidestep the persistent murk of her obscured vision, she turns instead to the world of her imagination and memory, where the everyday patterns of human routine take on a new significance. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 2:53
  • USA

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Ayla

By WJ Carlton

Here's a story of newness and wonder and remembering experience before language. (more)

Shortdocs_07
  • 2004
  • 60:09
  • USA

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Re:sound #8: The Books on the Radio Show

By Various producers

This hour: a few stories by author Rick Moody rendered in sound, plus a woman visits her friends' houses and talks with them about their books. (more)

Flightseries_3
  • 2007
  • 2:57
  • USA

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Bike Bell Bandito

By Darlene Dennard

A short tale of youth and nostalgia, bringing back past memories of the notorious nerve racking bike bell that we loved -- and mom hated! (more)

Shortdocs_07
  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Sweet Nothings

By Shelby El Otmani

An interview with Lara Moreau, inventor of "ALI." (more)

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  • 2010
  • 3:01
  • USA

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A Cold Freezin Night - 2

By Katie Mingle

Was it just a dream? I can't remember now. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 1:03
  • USA

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A Cold Freezin Night - 1

By Geoff Storm

A stranger wanders into a rural village, seeking warmth and shelter from a sharp January night. Unfortunately his reception at the local watering hole is just as icy as the wind he’s trying to escape. (more)

Bo_coldfreezin1_storm
  • 2006
  • 2:49
  • USA

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The Mime

By Cyrus Farivar & Rebeka Kouy-Ghadosh

The sounds of Turkish pop star Tarkan melds with possibly the most annoying roommate ever. (more)

Shortdocs06
  • 2003
  • 58:52
  • USA / Australia

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Loose Tongues

By Natalie Kestecher & Susan Stone

Narrative deceptions, perverse fictions, audio portraiture: this conversation between feature-makers Natalie Kestecher and Susan Stone explores the interplay of story, character, and music, as well as the delights of creative ambiguity and communication in Kestecher's luminous, protean work. (more)

Loosetongues
  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Sweeter Memories

By Kurt Santana

The story of a young man who has an appetite for adventure and tries to leave home as fast as he can. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 2:59
  • USA

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Chain of Missing Links - 8

By Andrew Parsons

Incorporating fictional and non-fictional elements, this is the story of a stripper, a carpenter in drag, a house wife and their chain of interactions. (more)

Bo_missinglinks8_fuller
  • 2008
  • 2:52
  • USA

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The Good Citizen's Control of Body and Mind

By Sara Vogel & Aliza Simons

A mad professor attempts to bring a cadaver to life. (more)

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  • 2009
  • 3:30
  • USA

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The Big City

By Sean Hurley

To celebrate the launch of our new website, the TCF presents the Chicago Sound Drops - short audio works that conjure the city through sound, story, and imagination. (more)

Shortdocs09
  • 2013
  • 2:15
  • USA

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Bottled Zeitgeist: The Bitter Spirit of the Times

By Ryan McLeod

What if you could bottle time, shove it in a cellar for twenty years and break it out at dinner parties? (more)

Sd13_mcleod_bitter
  • 2007
  • 1:03
  • USA

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I'm Alive

By Brian Corbet

A bell realizes it's alive while on a conveyor belt and then en route to a dollar store. (more)

Shortdocs_07
  • 2010
  • 2:37
  • Russia

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A Cold Freezin Night - 15

By Maria Esaulkova, Kirill Golikov, Linda Ostanina & Elena Sviridova

A detective story. "There was a murder of a young man, who had three mistresses. Which of them is a murderer?" (more)

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  • 2013
  • 1:30
  • USA

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The Bitter Journey of a Chicken

By Elisa Medina and Allison Tempkin , Michael Abramczyk & Lauren Vieni

A chicken goes on a journey to find his life's destiny and succeeds. (more)

Sd13_medina_bitter
  • 2006
  • 2:30
  • USA

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Natalie, Alone, in New York

By Sue Mell

A woman tries to come to terms with a breakup and a package of bacon. (more)

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