Fiction on The Web

In 2024, Flying Pickle Performing Arts joined forces with Fiction on The Web! Together we are excited to be producing an ongoing series of audiobook short story collections.

Fiction on The Web is run by Charlie Fish and has been online and continuously publishing since July 1996. This makes it the oldest short stories website on the Internet! Thousands of stories have been enjoyed by millions of readers. New stories are published each month and now, for the first time, some of these stories are becoming audiobooks.

Check out the series of Fiction on The Web audiobooks below. New titles are recorded very month and feature some of the best audiobook narrators in the industry. Every volume is produced by Flying Pickle and distributed by our partner, Spoken Realms.

Fiction on The Web Audiobooks
Fiction on The Web Audiobook Production Library

Volume 1: Ironic Wish Fulfilment

Written by Charlie Fish, W.W. Jacobs and Tim Macy

Narrated by Charlie Fish, Sam Devereaux and Hope Newhouse

Fiction on The Web Volume 1 - Ironic Wish Fulfilment

The theme of this volume is Ironic Wish Fulfilment. What happens when your dreams actually do come true? Does eternal happiness await? Or will you be visited by nightmares?

Released 2024

Volume 2: Kafkaesque

Written By Matthew Harrison, Fernando Sorrentino and Fred Skolnik

Narrated by Rachel Esposti, Malk Williams and Sam Devereaux

Fiction on The Web Volume 2 - Kafkaesque

The theme of this volume is Kafkaesque. You’ve probably heard of Franz Kafka even if you haven’t read his books. This volume explores a Kafkaesque world that’s full of surprises.

Released 2024

Fiction on The Web Audiobooks are always a human experience

At the heart of Flying Pickle’s audiobook production services and Fiction on The Web’s published writing is the simple human voice. Despite all our impressive technology we don’t believe that all the emerging Text-To-Speech and Voice AI technology should or will ever replace the nuance and intimacy of a real human being telling a story to other human beings. Human storytelling is a tradition dating back thousands of years. We get this as well as any other humans! Rest assured that when you engage Flying Pickle for your audiobook project the voice you hear will be a real, live, brilliant human one and never a simulation.
Charlie Fish editor-in-chief of Fiction on The Web audiobooks.
Charlie Fish

Fiction on the Web is a labour of love. Every single story on here is hand-picked and carefully copyedited by Editor-in-Chief and owner, Charlie Fish. Fiction on The Web wants to give authors a chance to get their work published.

Fiction on the Web has been online and continuously publishing since July 1996, which makes it the longest-running short stories website on the Internet. Thousands of stories have been enjoyed by millions of readers. It will always remain free to read and free to submit. You can find our more by clicking here.

Fiction on the Web is a member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses.

We want to hear from you! Contact Flying Pickle today to find out more about how our experienced team can help you realise your audiobook production.

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