On behalf of KCIW, Curry Coast Community Radio, I hope you have enjoyed the first four episodes of my story, ‘Nine O’Clock Horses’ – serialized each week on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM. on Story Time – KCIW.org.
This has been difficult to write. My other stories are filled with characters from my own imagination, where freedom prevails to let me enter a glorious world of fiction; the players in this story are members of my family.
There is a loneliness writing one’s own story, but like a film that suddenly comes into focus I see my past more clearly now I’m older. Now, it makes me wonder if I have a story to tell anyway, at least one that will hold the listener spell-bound. When I hear of other people’s journey through life it seems to me they have led an enviable existence where calmness prevails and normality reigns. The undulating paths they have taken seem to lead to the betterment of their existence, even after flurries of anxiety. But perhaps because of my childhood during WWII I am left with demons that even now surprise me with their vividness. Is my story so different just because it is based on my own life? Will you be able to detect the truth from fiction? You, the listener, will decide. And, because of the skeletons that come to life in the passages of time, I have changed the names of my family members and the characters who have played such a large part of my life. But I will hold nothing back. It is for the release of my own guilt … a cathartic journey I must take in order to set me free.
… the story continues. Thank you for listening.
This episode continues the compelling story of growing up in England during and after the the Second World War. It’s based in part on Angela’s own family and her mother’s fight for sanity during the German bombing campaign and the threat of impending invasion.
Episodes of Nine O’Clock Horses will be published weekly for your listening pleasure.
We recommend that you listen to the episodes in order. Click HERE to find all of the episodes published to date.
Host: Angela Ewing, Producer: Angela Ewing, Recording Tech: Justin Only; Sound Editor: Justin Only
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Music is from the Third Movement of Trumpet Concerto in D major ‘Estienne Roger 188’ by Giuseppe Torelli, performed by Orchestra Gli Armonici, from musopen.org, Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 license.
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