Beyond the Door by Phillip K. Dick

https://youtu.be/m-ZZrK3xtms This is an audiobook recording of Beyond the Door by Phillip K. Dick, available under public domain. Welcome, stranger! My name is Allyson. I am a recent college graduate, a writer and a traveler with stories to share. I post new videos every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. What else would you like to hear …

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Embarrassing Childhood Stories | Chat While I Clean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQCx3aWUVEE&t=14s I meant to have this video up last night, but it's been sort of a hard week. Today I half-heartedly clean a shelf while I tell you embarrassing stories from my childhood. I'll tell you about the time I joined the fifth-grade band and ruined everything, as well as about the time that same …

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Letters to Myself: Sharing My Decade Old Time Capsule

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=442E74Wdmw8&feature=youtu.be Thanks for stopping by! My name is Allyson. I am a recent college graduate, a writer and a traveler with stories to share. In this video, I read letters I wrote to my future self as an 11-year old, a 13-year-old and an 18-year-old and share some perspective I have gained over the years. …

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A Different Kind of Dream Catcher

I sleep with a voice recorder, a pen, and a slew of chewed up notebooks by my bed. I also sleep with a light on. I have nightmares. They vary in subject matter, intensity, plot, whether they succeed in their aim to terrify, but they're relentless. Sometimes I snap into reality, falsely thinking I'm awake, …

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How to Behead a Barbie with a Spoon and Other Life Lessons From Grandma

For the first six or so years of my life, my feet never touched the ground when I was with Margaret. We flew on her broomstick, in my mind, as she carried me around on her back. My mother sometimes had to remind my grandmother that my legs were in perfectly functional order and I …

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The Time I Learned German and Ruined the Fifth Grade Christmas Concert

At some point I should have stopped joining extracurricular activities. My track record as a member of fifth grade left much to desire. From the time I joined band and ruined everything to the dog poop incident of fifth grade that caused a bio-hazard and shut down my school, my prospects of ever being cool …

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The Time I Joined Fifth Grade Band and Ruined Everything

I was a weird kid. After the dog shit waffle-stomp incident of fifth grade in which I caused a bio-hazard, shut down my elementary school for a day and ruined some formative years (As my sister remembers, "That's the day I realized there were bad people in the world") I decided I needed an outlet. …

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