From Our Listeners
May 19, 2013 — NPR's Bob Mondello and Susan Stamberg read excerpts of two of the best submissions for Round 11 of our short story contest. They read Ten Ring Fingers by Tamara Breuer of Washington, D.C., and Ghost Words by Matheus Macedo of Winthrop, Mass.
May 19, 2013 — She found the first ring on a night that smelled of body odor and beer. The bar's last customers had finally given up hope of taking her to bed and staggered away, leaving her to clean the stains of their desperation.
May 19, 2013 — The letter smelled of lavender and vanilla, like she couldn't decide which perfume to use so she used both. Her hand-writing had been drawn with the careful precision only seventh-grade girls in love have patience for.
May 18, 2013 — NPR's Susan Stamberg reads an excerpt of one of the best submissions for Round 11 of our short story contest. She reads Plum Baby by Carmiel Banasky of Portland, Ore.
May 18, 2013 — There isn't enough time in this world to grow your own tree. That tree is a plum baby still, never mind it's tall as the house those men are taking from us. It grew up with me.
May 16, 2013 — Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners about the true story that inspired the hit country song, "I Drive Your Truck."
May 14, 2013 — NPR's Neal Conan reads from listener comments on previous show topics, including postcards from New Orleans and our talk with astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
May 10, 2013 — Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read letters from listeners about the Teenage Diaries Revisited series and turkey tails.
May 7, 2013 — Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners about an undertaker who believes slain Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev should still receive a proper burial.
May 7, 2013 — NPR's Neal Conan reads from listener comments on previous segments including, emergency response after Boston Marathon bombings, the endangered art of sign painting and the link between favoritism and minority unemployment.