The Breathing of Souls – audio

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‘In the walls of buildings, between the splinters of wood and the specks of brick dust, souls huddle and stretch by turns, waiting for their time to come.’ 200 words





Image modified from Andy Maguire’s original under CC by 2 licence. (c) conboy-hill 2014


9 thoughts on “The Breathing of Souls – audio

    • Thank you – by some miracle there are no animal intrusions but the water tank let out a deep rumble just before the end. Luckily it seems to have been out of range but I’ll bet somebody spots it!

  1. I think this is brilliant Suzanne – chilling, love your reading too!! 🙂 Thanks so much for contacting me at The Writing Garden, and I’m so sorry for taking a terribly long time to get back to you…so much going on…not enough time in the day!

    I would definitely be interested in publishing this in the magazine, probably the November/December issue. I could publish it as a written piece and give an arrow link to indicate your audio on here. Or if you are interested in spreading your story a little further you could upload it to or, because I know for sure that I can embed either of those into a post. I can still give you links back to this blog too.

    I have a SoundCloud account and it’s incredibly easy to use, so if you haven’t thought about it before you might want to check that option out. But if you’d rather not, then I can contact you by email for you to send a written version and I’ll link back to this. Would the email attached to your comment be okay? If not then send me another email address in my contact sheet and I’ll reply to that one.

    Thanks so much for getting in touch, you’re an excellent writer Suzanne! 🙂

    • Thank you! I have to confess I’d forgotten I’d sent this to you (same story – stuff going on and not enough administrative attention being paid!), did I send the text or just the link to the audio? I do have a soundcloud account and it’s posted there too but I’ve found it impossible to prevent the next track being played and quite often that’s not even one of mine so I put my tracks here too. Shall I email you the link to that?

      • Oh, that’s great news Suzanne! 🙂 You just sent a link to this post in your message, that was ideal for me to check it out. Yes, please send the SoundCloud link, post the link to your SoundCloud track in this comment box or on my contact or submit page, any of those will do, that will save you sending it by email.

        The continuing playing of the next track on SoundCloud is just the way SoundCloud works, they’re encouraging us to listen to more…they hope!! Kind of annoying though. At the bottom of the page there’s a pause and play button for those other tracks, but it isn’t always very obvious. Thankfully, when embedded into a post that additional playback doesn’t happen, which is just as well!! 😀

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