A. F. actually got invited to be on this panel when someone couldn't show! Dirty scenes of literature are turned into madlibs with the audience's help. NSFW or small children!

It is April Fool's Day, and there is plenty of foolishness going on in the Disaster Kitchen! Erin and Theo kick us off with some Botched Recipes sure to tickle your innards.

Follow that up with A Little Seasoning from Balticon 50, with A. F. interviewing Lauren Scribe Harris.

We close with a new Mystery Meal featuring a scene from Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. Get out your calendars for this one, folks.

Prompt #11 is now closed, so we're introducing prompt #13:

Where did the corn go?

The only limit is your imagination.

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Erin and A. F. will be at Balticon 51, so come see us!

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A short panel from Balticon 50, It Takes a Village. While independent publishing calls itself independent, it's really a group effort with a network and family. This panel discusses building and nurturing that network so creatives aren't alone.

Dave Robison

Veronica Giguere

Walt Boyes

Scott E. Pond

Paul E. Cooley

Sue Baiman

Our March first episode brings us a new pair of Stoke the Fire stories. These are for prompt #9- You wake up alone at night with bite marks on your legs. What’s eating you?

We give you:

“There’s No Such Thing as Lollywogs” by Austin Malone

“Me: It’s What’s for Dinner” by A. F. Grappin

After the break, we have another Mystery Meal, with an early scene from Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations. Keep your eyes on our Facebook group and Twitter feed for prompts for the next Mystery Meal!

Also, both Erin and A.F. will be panelists at Balticon 51 in Baltimore, Maryland Memorial Day weekend! A. F. will have copies of Starsigns, which came out back in December!

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Before starting this episode, have to apologize for two things. One, that it's late. Two, we got some weird buzzing in our audio that I couldn't get rid of. At least it isn't in the Main Ingredient story. Speaking of...

CHEESE PIRATES by Chris A. Jackson

Chris has given us the honor of producing the prequel story to his CHEESE RUNNERS trilogy. Following the story, we also have a Food Critic segment for the trilogy itself. (Spoiler alert, all three books get 4 spoons!)

And we finish up with revealing the prize winner for our cheese contest of the last month and a half. One lucky winner wins Audible codes to get all three books of the CHEESE RUNNERS trilogy. Find out who it is!

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Music- Doobly Doo Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


Our intrepid trio of hosts is on vacation, but we're still giving you an episode!

We kick off with an all new Main Ingredient story.

JET PACK by J.K. Miles

All that's between me and the jetpack I've always wanted is a single bureaucrat. How could things get any worse?

Music- How it Begins" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


We follow that up with a Mystery Meal taken from THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER by Mark Twain.

Don't forget about our contest for free Audible copies of the Cheese Runners trilogy by Chris A. Jackson!

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Past time we had a post all to this.


Chris A. Jackson's CHEESE RUNNERS trilogy is available on Audible. Chris is a good friend of The Melting Potcast and has donated audio copies of all three books to us to give away! One lucky winner will get all three books!

How to enter: Write a flash fiction story of 1500 words or fewer based on prompt #12: Write a story featuring some kind of mystic cheese.

Submit your story to themeltingpotcast@gmail.com on or before February 10, 2017, and you're automatically entered, whether or not your story is accepted for production! It's that easy!
It's time for another panel from Balticon 50! This was the Queering the Feed panel, discussing gender and sexuality bending in media. This panel was run by Jared Axelrod of The Voice of Free Planet X and also featured A. F. Grappin, Hugh O'Donnell, Ruth Lampe, and J. R. Blackwell.

Also, big reminder! We're still accepting submissions for Prompt #12- Write a story featuring some kind of mystic cheese. Until February 10, all submissions will earn their author an entry into a drawing for Audible codes to get the Cheese Runners Trilogy by Chris A. Jackson. That's 3 books for FREE! Stories must be 1500 words or less to qualify.

It's a new year with a new surprise from the Potcast crew, but that comes later. We kick off 2017 with two Stoke the Fire stories for prompt #10- An animal from outside your local ecosystem has entered nature and is breeding uncontrollably.

"An Unexpected Fluffle" by Nick Kelly of the Geek Wolfpack Podcast

"Lawn Care" by A. F. Grappin

We follow the stories with a Mystery Meal with a scene from Animal Farm by George Orwell, and then an all new segment. Erin brings us What Boils My Pot, our new outlet to rant about grammar things, tropes, and other things in storytelling that get on all our nerves.

Prompt #10 is now closed, but we've opened Prompt #12- Write a story featuring some kind of mystic cheese.

NEW CONTEST ALERT! Between now and February 10, all Stoke the Fire stories submitted will earn their writer an entry into our newest contest. The grand prize: codes to get the entire Cheese Runners trilogy (by Chris A. Jackson) on Audible. That's right. THREE FREE AUDIOBOOKS!

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It's time for another Balticon Bonus Episode! This time it's a presentation by Maria V. Snyder, regarding How to Write Fight Scenes!

This was a great presentation that A. F. thoroughly enjoyed. Hope you do too!