The Dollar Short is our podcast project for 2016. Every month, we read one of the great short stories, then write our own, inspired by the source material.

For January, we read Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, and after a month of discussing editing, procrastination and how important it is to back up your files, Lani, we’ve finally turned out two brand-new short stories.

Lani’s story: What We Talk About When We Talk About Vampires
Alastair’s story: The Intersection

If you’d like to talk about the stories, or if you have your own to share, then head on over to the StoryWonk forum. We’ll be back on Tuesday with a brand-new episode, and a new story to discuss!