Stories from Story Fridays Blue, first heard at Burdall’s Yard, on 17th January 2014.


We beat the January Blues with our Blue theme at the start of 2014.  It was a wet and dreary Bath night on the 17th January, and we had our biggest audience ever – standing room only. We had some wonderful stories from Story Friday regulars and welcomed some new folk to our stage. Our writers wrote about swimming pools and love affairs, Mao jackets and heredity, serendipity and songs heard floating on a desert breeze.

The writers who read at Story Friday Blue and the names of their stories are: Elaine Miles, ‘Blue Genes’; Pauline Masurel ‘Kingfisher Bride’; Diana Cambridge, ‘Falling’; Mark Rutterford, ‘Diary’; Catherine Strong, ‘Nina Sings the Blues”; Clare Reddaway, ‘Standing Out From the Crowd’ and Julie Green, ‘Wading Not Drowning’

Singer songwriter Jennifer Crook wrote a song inspired by the theme, which she sang accompanied by her guitar.  Catherine Murray was singin’ the blues with the Murray Waters Duo.

Laugh your socks off in this tale of swimming in Wading Not Drowning, written and read by Julie Green.


A fascinating delve into a family’s past with Blue Genes, written and read by Elaine Miles.


A beautiful story of love, happiness and riversides in The Kingfisher Bride, written and read by Pauline Masurel.


A poignant piece of flash fiction with Nina Sings The Blues, written by Catherine Strong, read by Caroline Garland.


Listen to a male take on love affairs with The Diary, written and read by Mark Rutterford


Black comedy with Story Friday newcomer Falling, written and read by Diana Cambridge


A dark tale of foreign living in 1980s China Standing out from the Crowd, written and read by Clare Reddaway



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