Episode 2: The Titan’s Daughter

On today’s show we hear a wonderful story by Daniel Arthur Smith, The Titan’s Daughter, a creative reworking of the Calypso excerpt of Homer’s Odyssey, a series of dreams and faint memories trigger a mysterious longing in a man otherwise content.

After the story, Daniel and I have a great talk about how this story was crafted, and how Daniel’s life as an adventurer has honed his craft and how his experiences give inspiration to his work.

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If you enjoyed the story reading today, and you’d like to hear more stories narrated by me, check out the Tales From The Canyons Of The Damned on Audible, each issue has four to five great short stories, and they’re all narrated by yours truly.

In addition to narrating stories, I also write them, and I have five full-length novels available now. If you’d like to check out my writing, head on over to my website at www.jnlavelle.comand see what you think.

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