The Easy Chair episodes

Author Laura Hurwitz reads you a story, continued week to week.

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The Easy Chair Episode 63: Other Mother (featuring Stephanie Spaulding)

October 18, 2016

This week on The Easy Chair: “Other Mother”, a poignant story by ever-popular returning author Stephanie Spaulding. Actually, poignant is an understatement. This story won’t just touch you, it will move you. Annie is Laurel’s stepmother, though Laurel can’t bear …

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The Easy Chair Episode 61: Left Back

October 3, 2016

This week on The Easy Chair: “Left Back.” In 19th century America, pioneers in search of a better life made their way west. It wasn’t an easy crossing, and pioneers were plagued by various misfortunes, from bad weather to wagon …

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The Easy Chair Episode 57: What Lingers (featuring Saul Fussiner)

August 29, 2016

This week on The Easy Chair: “What Lingers” by popular returning guest author/master storyteller Saul Fussiner. It’s the story of what happened one long-ago summer in Maine between two boys and one treasured knife. Saul tells a coming-of-age story like …

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The Easy Chair Episode 56: Nantucket Scrapbook

August 22, 2016

Today on the Easy Chair: “Nantucket Scrapbook.” During our vacation, I canvassed (fine, harassed) my family for Nantucket memories, and this is what they gave me. For the Hurwitz family, summer crystallizes around the weeks in August we spend at …

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The Easy Chair Episode 54: Notes From Underground

August 9, 2016

This week on The Easy Chair, “Notes From Underground” (thank you, Fyodor Dostoevsky, for the cool title). I wrote a dystopian satire about life in the United States after the reign of the Trumps: Donald the 1st, Donald the 2nd, …

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The Easy Chair Episode 52: The Morning Of

July 26, 2016

Today on “The Easy Chair”: “The Morning Of,” a short fiction by yours truly. Allie’s day starts off like any other- she is annoyed at Hank, her oafish spouse. So much noise, as he lumbers down the stairs (typical) only …

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The Easy Chair Episode 50: Trouble In Paradise

July 12, 2016

This week on The Easy Chair: “Trouble in Paradise.” This one bears repeating. Literally. When the Hurwitz family and a couple of wonderfully significant others were on Captiva Island last winter, we wrote a great and only slightly offensive/shocking progressive …