Story Time

Story Time: Nine O’Clock Horses, Episode 13

Book Two – Episode 13

Book I, Episodes 1 – 12 took us into another world in England during and after World War II and the effect it had on her family.

We continue the story now in Episode 13 when our protagonist, Amelia Norton is on her way to America to become an Au pair for a wealthy family in Chappaqua, New York. Her finance, Colin, is now with the Army in Vietnam; a war he has described as senseless. Amelia’s guilt at persuading Colin to go to the States without her two years ago has played on her mind. It has been a year since she heard from him, and now she is now determined to find out where he is and if he is safe.

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 licensed from audioblocks.com.
Image is a Bristol Britannia from the Ed Coates’ Civil Aircraft Photograph Collection.

Story Time: The Lion and Albert

Mr. & Mrs. Ramsbottom visit the Zoo. There are Lions and Tigers and Camels. Old ale and sandwiches too.

Curry Coast Community Radio is pleased to present The Lion and Albert, a short story read by Angela Ewing

Dear Listener,

“The Lion & Albert,” is a humorous monologue written in 1932 by Marriott Edgar and recorded for radio by Stanley Holloway. The second part, ‘Albert’s Return’ was written in 1933. Listening to this monologue, you will hear the emphasis is on the last word of each verse’s second line. It was intended to be read aloud with a Lancashire accent for the humor to be obvious.

Angela Ewing

Host: Angela Ewing; Producer: Angela Ewing; Recording Tech: Justin Only; Sound Editor: Justin Only


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Intro and end music: Plumber’s Rag, by Jason Shaw, from audionautix.com, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Image from http://mypoeticside.com/poets/marriott-edgar-poems, in the public domain.

Story Time: Give Me Land, Lots O’ Land

Curry Coast Community Radio is pleased to present Give Me Land, Lots O’ Land, a short story by Angela Ewing

Dear Listener,

Jacksonville HillsideIt was just a dream to own some land to build our own home, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city. We soon found out there’s a lot more to owning a house in the country. A true story of a couple searching the wooded hills around Jacksonville, Oregon for the perfect spot to retire.

Angela Ewing

Host: Angela Ewing, Producer: Angela Ewing, Recording Tech: Justin Only; Sound Editor: Justin Only


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Intro and end music: Mister Exposition by Kevin MacLeod, from incompetech.com, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Image is a hillside near Jacksonville, Oregon, from Google Street View.

Story Time: Hairbrained

Curry Coast Community Radio is pleased to present Hairbrained, a short story by Angela Ewing

Dear Listener,

Angela Ewing

Angela Ewing

I emigrated to America over fifty years ago, I was twenty two. I had been bleaching my hair since I was sixteen. I suppose the influence of glamorous Hollywood stars made an impact on me and most of my girl friends back home in England.

It was fashionable to be a platinum blonde. Bleaching swells the hair shaft and makes it appear thicker. I wore my hair swept back into a chignon. My mother predicted that one day my hair would fall out. I wasn’t to know until that fateful day at the salon in Manhattan, when I grew tired of straight hair and decided to have a permanent, that she would be right!

Not all of the story is totally true, but it is intended to be humorous. I hope you find it so.

Angela Ewing

Host: Angela Ewing, Producer: Angela Ewing, Recording Tech: Justin Only; Sound Editor: Justin Only


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Intro and end music: Plumber’s Rag, from audionautix.com, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Story Time: Ralph’s Day Off

Curry Coast Community Radio is pleased to present Ralph’s Day Off, a short story by Angela Ewing

Dear Listener,

You are likely to recognize yourself in one of my stories. We writers take snapshots in our minds of personality traits and habits of our fellow human beings. This happened to me when I lived next door to a dear man in Jacksonville, Oregon. I could tell he was a clever chap, but he kept to himself most of the time. I sensed there was more to him than met the eye, and a story soon emerged in my mind. Here he is as Ralph.

Ralph didn’t think much of himself, he was shy and self-conscious around people because his shirts didn’t button at the front. He had accepted the fact that there wasn’t much he could do about it because it was in his genes. But then he decided he had to go on a diet to please his boss. Never in one moment did he believe that in his effort to become a slender man, he would find something much more precious.

Angela Ewing

Host: Angela Ewing, Producer: Angela Ewing, Recording Tech: Justin Only; Sound Editor: Justin Only


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Special intro and end music: Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeod, from incompetech.com, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Story Time: Nine O’Clock Horses, Episode 12

KCIW is pleased to present the twelfth episode in the Story Time series Nine O’Clock Horses, written and read by Angela Ewing.

This is the end of Book One of Nine O’Clock Horses, written and read by Angela Ewing.

You have been listening to a story: episodes 1 – 12 of a family during and after WWII in England. A war that changed the faces, the lives, and the politics of Great Britain.

You have heard about an average English family and their struggles to maintain normalcy in a world where there may be no tomorrow; a world of food rationing, bombs dropped without warning in the dead of night, relatives and friends suddenly missing, found in the rubble left behind. Anguish brought upon by an enemy they cannot see. Through the eyes of our protagonist, Amelia Norton, a child born into this chaos, we catch a glimpse of her own family and the inner turmoil they face surviving WWII.

Please listen next time to Episode 13 of Nine O’Clock Horses on KCIW, Curry Coast Community Radio, to find out how Amelia will fare in America.

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.
End music is Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, ‘L’inverno’ (Winter) – Allegro non molto, performed by the U.S. Air Force Band, from musopen.org, Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 license.