araz - listen to short stories

Stories from best fiction magazines and podcasts.

That's Democracy by Louis Kornfeld  


12 min    Play

A teacher gives his students a lesson about democracy that they'll never forget.

Bite the Hand by Ara Watson  


31 min    Play

A young woman ‘of ill repute' is grabbing a chance at marriage when a client shows up with some jaw-dropping news.

The Last Cheng Beng Gift by Jaymee Goh  


34 min    Play

A family matriarch receives (and judges) traditional Chinese gifts sent by her family to her residence in the underworld.

Cecilia Awakened by Tessa Hadley  

Young Adult Drama

35 min    Play

A teen-age girl suddenly finds herself seeing her parents—and herself—through harsh and unforgiving eyes.

Closing Costs by Arlene Hutton  


23 min    Play

A real estate broker hits her threshold when a client reveals her listing is the 396th co-op he’s seen.

Childfinder by Octavia Butler  

Drama/Magic Realism

40 min    Play

A woman mentors children with shared telepathic abilities.