200 words

JB meets a challenge to write 200 words inspired by each of the eight letters of an acronym – CLANGERS. 

It was a serious writing challenge with the strict discipline of sticking to 200 words. Mind you, I was always going to take the cynical, least literal approach because that’s how my mind works. 

I always write for audio nowadays, but I didn’t expect to produce such highly personal audio essays. There are heart-on-the-sleeve moments that took me by surprise. I had to think before I put them out there. 

Each piece has its own sound design and Foley; everything from a pistol that’s actually a Mole-grip to the sound of a single engined plane from the flying school near where I live. 

The acronym comprises: Connect, Learn, Be Active, Notice, Give Back, Eat well, Relax, and Sleep.

Listen Now:


These musical works included in the 200 Words episode are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No derivatives.

FMA and Tribe of Noise:

“String Quartet” – Dee Yan Key.
“Free Guitar Walking Blues” – Lobo Loco.
“Happy Greece Travelling” – Lobo Loco.


“Crime Time” – Frank Schröter.


In The Snow (Where The Deer Are) – © Wendy Stewart (NOT CC). Performed on the clàrsach by Jill Divine.

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