Welcome to the Okanagan Reader. Here we present readings of short stories and other works that have been released under a Creative Commons license by their creators. In keeping with the license, these recordings are released under a matching license. You are free to listen to and share these readings as set out in their version of the Creative Commons license.
The Monster in my Closet – Wil Wheaton
Wil Wheaton is probably best known for his role on Star Trek: The Next Generation where he played ensign Crusher. Luckily for us, he also publishes books. You can learn about them at his website: Wil Wheaton Books. This book, The Monster in my Closet, is an extremely short story about exactly what it says.
Hunter – Wil Wheaton
Here is a second story by Wil Wheaton. Hunter is longer than the first one, and considerably more gritty.
As it says in the introduction to the collection, “The Quantum Shorts unleash a multiverse of ideas in superposition.” These stories explore alternate universes, where things might be almost the same, but are really very different. They illuminate the strange concept of superposition, where all possibilities exist until one is chosen. Entanglements, where particles can affect each other instantaneously, even at a spooky distance, might not be just for particles.
These Quantum Shorts are flash fiction, no more than 1000 words, that won the prizes in an international competition. They’re all published with Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike licenses, as are these recordings of them.