CD41 - Daniel Damiano, Poems from 104 Days of the Pandemic

Hello all!

On this week of gratitude, I'm delighted to share 3 poems by Daniel Damiano, from his poetry collection, 104 Days of the Pandemic. This collection provides us a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the emotions of the pandemic through an assortment of delicate and ferocious moments captured daily since March. Thanks for sharing your work with us, Daniel!

About Daniel: Daniel Damiano is an Award-winning Playwright, Screenwriter, Actor, Poet and Novelist based in Brooklyn, NY.  His plays have been produced in many areas of the U.S. as well as London, England and Sydney & Melbourne, Australia, and his poetry has been published in Crooked Teeth Literary Magazine, Newtown Literary Journal, New Voices Anthology, Cloudbank and HotMetal Press.  He has been nominated for Pushcart Prize for Poetry and was a Finalist for the Arts and Letters Prize in Drama. His acclaimed play, "Day of the Dog", was published in 2018 by Broadway Play Publishing.  In 2020, he completed his first novel, "The Woman in the Sun Hat", as well as a book of poetry, "104 Days of the Pandemic."

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CD40 - 21 Minutes Ticked by J. Alejandro

Hello all!

Trying out some video for the Creative Drive Podcast! Here's a short story I wrote a few months ago, I'm working my way back into writing fiction, so here it goes!

If you're a writer with a day-job, I'd love to know what you're up to and how you're holding up in the throes of every day chaos. Submit your poetry and flash fiction today and I'd love to share it on the podcast! Send in your short works today, especially the rejected ones at creativedriveshow (at) gmail (dot) com, or through our website!

Much love,


CD39 - Why the River by Zach Murphy

Hello one and all!

Today we feature once again a friend of the show: Zach Murphy!

Zach Murphy is a Hawaii-born writer with a background in film. His stories have appeared in Peculiars Magazine, Ellipsis Zine, Emerge Literary Journal, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Ghost City Review, Lotus-eater, WINK, Drunk Monkeys, and Fat Cat Magazine. He lives with his wonderful wife Kelly in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Also, check out Zach’s movie review website:

Thanks for sharing your work with us once again, Zach! Always welcome!

If you’d like to hear your short works of poetry, flash fiction, and dramatic writing on the podcast, submit your short work today at:

Don’t be idle, make art! Much love,


CD38 - My Dear Ellie by Aisha Urooj (novel excerpt)

Hello all!

Today we feature a novel excerpt from Aisha Urooj's My Dear Ellie! Check it out!

Aisha Urooj lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and graduated with her Bachelors from University College, University of Toronto. She grew up loving classic books and getting lost in the intriguing characters and compelling stories. She writes mostly as a hobby along with painting and photography. She hopes that those that read her book will enjoy it as much as she did writing it.

She is currently working on her second novel tentatively titled "Eleanor's Travels", chronicling Ellie's travels around the world, an extraordinary gift from Ellie's parents on her twenty-first birthday.

Where to find her online!

Thanks for sharing your work with us, Aisha!

Produced by J. Alejandro @jwriterec

Much love,


CD37 - White Out by Mark Anthony Smith

Mark Anthony Smith was born in Hull. His writings have appeared in Musicians for Homeless and Be their voice, Spelk and Truly U. His latest work, Hearts of the Matter, is available on Amazon.

Visit Mark on Facebook and Twitter for updates on his latest work. Thank you for your sharing your work with us, Mark!

If you’d like to hear your short works of poetry, flash fiction, and dramatic writing on the podcast, submit your short work today!

Don’t be idle, make art! Much love,


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