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Cynthia

Opening Lines, Series 14 Episode 2 of 3

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 27 July 2012

A return of the series which gives first-time and emerging short story writers their radio debut. Jay Barnett's quirky story is about a dog you could set your watch to.

Read by Alex Lanipekun.
Produced by Robert Howells

Jay Barnett writes and reads short stories for his spoken word blog theaftermathofmygreatidea.blogspot.com. His short story 'Boy' was published in Jawbreakers, the first National Flash Fiction Day anthology. He is an editor for Hackney based radio station NTS, and every other Monday hosts the 'Down Your Ward' show on Whipps Cross Hospital Radio.

  • Read this year's stories

    Please see above for links to download text of each of this year's three Opening Lines stories: The Wild, Cynthia and The Cairn.

    You can also read two of the shortlisted stories that haven't made it to air: Despair Wears a Satin Jacket by Laura E. Goodin and Drought by Aaron Cox.

  • Music

    The XX - VCR
    Gary Numan - A Game Called Echo
    Steely Dan - Deacon Blues

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