Readings by FE Clark, Tara Lynn Masih and Danielle Rose ‹ Literary Hub


Microphone is a podcast for short but powerful writing. Each episode features a few short pieces of fiction, creative non-fiction, and/or poetry read by the author.


Portraits and pargo, fisherman and faith. Today’s episode examines what is left behind by others, how the meaning changes and the legacy becomes a myth.

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With vibrant detail and a gothic tone, this first piece paints an unexpected picture of the artist herself. It is called “His self-portrait”. It was written by FE Clark for matchbook.

In case you haven’t noticed, the Microphone the team loves a good river story. Not only is this play by Tara Lynn Masih set by a river – with teeth, bones and jeeps washed away – but it’s also written from a hypothetical point of view. It’s called “If You Had Stopped” and it was published in Press 53.

Our third and final piece questions the whole world in less than two minutes, separating facts from imagination, dust from wine. It is called “Epistle on Sand” by Danielle Rose and was published in Whale Road Review.


Microphone is edited and curated by Dylan Evers and produced and hosted by Drew Hawkins. The theme song is by Matt Ordes. Follow the show on Twitter at @podcastmicro.

F. E. Clark lives in Scotland – she does not paint portraits. You can find her on Twitter at @feclarkart or on her website at

Tara Lynn Masih is the author of the award-winning novel My real name is Hannaeditor of the acclaimed Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, and her latest collection of short stories, how we disappearwhich includes this microfiction, is forthcoming from Press 53 in September 2022. You can search for it on Goodreads, find it on Instagram at tara lynn masih, or visit her website at

Danielle Rose is the author of first then and The story of the mountains. You can find her on twitter & insta: danirosepoet.


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