ATM Storytellers — Episode 2 (“Bye-Bye Miss American Pie” & “The Climacteric”)

The second installment of ATM STORYTELLERS features two captivating stories: Carolynn Kingyens’ “Bye-Bye, Miss American Pie” and R.E. Hengsterman’s “The Climacteric”…

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We are thrilled to present Episode 2 of ATM STORYTELLERS, a new storytelling adventure brought to you from Across The Margin and ATM Media. In this podcast series listeners will hear stories that were — or will be — published at Across The Margin…read by the authors themselves. This podcast belongs to the writers and authors — and down the road, the poets — who bless our pages with their cunning wordplay and meticulously crafted stories.

While you can take in these stories at the webzine, ATM STORYTELLERS offers an opportunity for the listener to sit back and let the stories wash over them in the tone and fashion that the author intended. Here, stories come to life in a way that could never happen on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Here, these stories truly “cross the Margin” and take flight.

Season 1, Episode 2 features two captivating tales. First up is a heart-wrenching short story where a deep bond, and a life just blossoming, are stolen by a senseless act of violence, Carolynn Kingyens’ “Bye-Bye, Miss American Pie.” This is followed by a provocative short story where a search for purpose in life finds a mother and son re-energized by nature’s vivacious spirit, R.E. Hengsterman’s “The Climacteric.”

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Carolynn Kingyens’ debut book of poetry, Before the Big Bang Makes a Sound (Kelsay Books), can be ordered through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Greenlight, Book Culture, Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop and McNally Jackson. In addition to poetry, Carolynn writes narrative essays, book reviews, micro/flash fiction, and short stories. She resides in New York with her husband and two amazing daughters. 

R.E. Hengsterman is an emergency room nurse who writes. He lives in North Carolina with “the family” and sometimes wears pants. His work can be found at www. and the occasional tweet @robhengsterman.

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