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100 Words of Astounding Beauty

Nov 4, 2020

A flash-fiction podcast where a handful of writers create an original story with a limited wordcount in a limited amount of time.

In this episode we have ‘The Machine' by Paul Davies, ‘The Freon and the Shot’ by Claudia Treacher, ‘The Algorithm’ by Joshua Crisp, ‘Toybox' by Amy Sutton and 'Smile' by Alex Lynch. 

Listener submissions were ‘Winnepeg’ by Oscar Chambers-Smith and ‘Beached’ by Dorrie Chambers-Smith.

Nominate your favourite story for an award - either
Iron, Copper, Cobalt or Mercury on Red Button Audio's twitter or by mailing us on 100words at

Created by Tom McNally, featuring Paul Davies, Claudia Treacher, Joshua Crisp, Amy Sutton and Alex Lynch.

Transcript and first drafts are available here.

Theme tune is Music For Jellyfish by Bell Lungs.

Story music was generated by Computoser.
‘The Sick Doll’ by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, with MIDI sequences by Š Segundo G. Yogore, taken from Kunstderfuge.