Submissions open for episode 100–the LAST Word Count Podcast!

R. B. Wood

Former technologist, world traveler, & storyteller.

Humans: Of the FUTURE

This is it, dear friends! The last prompt for the Word Count Podcast’s TEN YEAR RUN.

If I had time to be sad, I would be. But there are so many things going on that I’m looking forward to “what’s next.”

More about that later, but first, the Episode 100 visual prompt:

WCPep100 Prompt

“Humans of the future is the third of three prompts focused on the most dangerous animal of all–namely, us!

What does the future hold for humanity? The #WordCountIrregulars are now tasked to take us to their interpretation of the future for us hairless apes. Is the future a dystopia? utopia? apocalyptic in nature…or hopeful?

You’ll find out soon enough!

We would love to hear from you, either with a story submission or via social media. There is a Facebook Page that could use a few ‘likes.’ The more listeners and contributors we have, the better the shows can be.

There are over 500 original stories at this point—all free for your listening pleasure; all we ask is for people to help get the word out. Click the link:

The Word Count Podcast Facebook Page

If you want to listen to the past (free) shows, the links below will take you to them:

LIBSYN,  iTunes

and now on Spotify!

There are ninety-nine shows available right now!


THE WORD COUNT PODCAST – EPISODE 100 “Humans: Of the Future”


DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by Sunday 25th October 2020 by MIDNIGHT Eastern time.

THE DETAILS: The work must be an original story in English based on the picture theme above.

Do NOT exceed SEVEN minutes.

As this is a podcast, I need to receive a file of YOU, a friend, or multiple friends reading (singing or otherwise performing) your work. MP3 FORMAT ONLY, and please attach your MP3 file to an e-mail and send to me (at) rbwood (dot) com or contact me for a Dropbox link.

Your submission MUST also contain the following:

  • Your pen name
  • Your latest bio (DO NOT ASSUME I HAVE YOUR LATEST) Links to your website(s) – Include your personal site, Facebook Fan page, etc.
  • Your Twitter handle (if you have one)
  • A photo of you I can use for the show notes
  • At the end of your recording, please add “This is the author of […] and you’re listening to The Word Count Podcast.”
  • Permission to use your recording in the podcast.
  • PLEASE Make sure you have included ALL ARTIFACTS I have asked for. Do not assume I can “Get your picture from the internet” or can “Pull your bio from your web page.”

Send your file to me (at) rbwood (dot) com (or via the dropbox link I can provide) by 25 October 2020. You can also e-mail me with questions beforehand. I do reserve the right NOT to post your submission, but I will communicate that to you should it be the case. I add the ‘Explicit’ tag to the ‘cast, so if your story uses adult themes or language that’s ok—but it should be necessary for the story.

***NOTE: I will NOT accept stories that are discriminatory in ANY WAY (whether it be by race, sexual orientation, gender, religion, etc.), or that include rape. ***