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Tales by Tom

This podcast showcases the audio stories of Tom Cagley Sr.

Oct 24, 2010

Welecome to the 4rd instalment of my short story collection I have titled, "Stories I Tell on Myself."  We have two stories this week that I think you will enjoy!

Story 7 The Old Man and the See.
Is it easy to write in a faux-Hemingway style? A lot of people thought so and entered a contest to show their best. I did, too, and was among the number who lost. Using the novella that won Mr. Hemingway both the Nobel and Pulitzer prize, I took Santiago from a battle with a Big Fish in the Gulf to a battle securing the favor and affection of another big fish, Julia Roberts, as she rehearsed Ocean’s Eleven in St. Petersburg.

Story 8 An Extra in All the King’s Men. 
My “movie” family and I were positioned perfectly to be front and center in the important scene on the steps of the Capitol as they carried Willie’s body down the steps. It would be a slam dunk and I anxiously awaited the special showing arranged for all extras in the new Rave theatre complex in Baton Rouge.

I encourage you to provide feedback on this story or any of the earlier shorts by email at or by voicemail at 1 206 339 5456.

John Manion
over ten years ago

7.. I would have selected your story for the prize..
But I SEE not.... what is there else to see than the lovely lady?

Never heard of your AKM story before... interesting.. you know how to have fun.
When/what is the next flick you noted at the end.???