More Than a Story

A Podcast of Short Stories

Original short stories for your entertainment, with original music and audio effects to add to the experience. Listen after the story to hear the takeaway idea and leave feeling optimistic, inspired and just… great! The goal here is simple: to fill your day with something good. I hope you enjoy these stories, and I hope they fill your day with optimism, belief, joy, love, and a little fun!

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The Latest Short Story

Morgandundunston is a comedy fantasy short story written by Derek R Henig, aka The Roaming Scholar

(COMEDY/FANTASY) – THE THREE-LEGGED KNIGHT returns for another adventure! After saving a young man named Stenly, the two join forces with a mysterious woman, Blair, to vanquish a dark witch who plagues the area. They must acquire three ancient artifacts to assemble a powerful magical staff, but along the way, the darkness finds them… Read & Listen here.

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My Favorite Short Stories:

science fiction short story.


(SCIENCE FICTION) – RICK thought he could leave it all behind, all the fighting, the war, the violence. Yet, in the peaceful and serene Sequoia National Forest, an ancient war, and a secret technology of world-ending proportions draw Rick back into a life of conflict. Soon, he’s forced to make a choice:  stand by his convictions and leave the […]

Hidden Treasures - Always Be Yourself

Hidden Treasures

(MYSTERY/DRAMA) – KATIE, upon returning from her mother’s funeral, finds a letter in the mail from her mother. In the letter is a treasure map full of riddles, but the treasure will not end up being what Katie imagines… it’ll be so much more! Enjoy this feel-good story!

Ripples is a science fiction short story written by derek rudolph henig for More Than A Story podcast.

Ripples: Part 1

(SCIENCE FICTION) – TAYLOR is going about her usual routine in the morning when she sees something. It’s something out of the ordinary, but something she can’t quite describe or understand. From that moment on, her precious routine, and her entire worldview will be challenged. How would you react if you could see glimpses into your […]

The Missing Sheriff

(WESTERN) – PARKER lives in a small forgettable town, existing behind the scenes, and, like the other six residents, ignoring the long-abandoned Sheriff’s station. This is all about to change when three bandits ride into their small world and force a break in their comfortable routines.