Marla Rutherford “Banned”

Marla Rutherford shares her story “Banned” during December’s story slam at Cafe Aion.

Listen to Marla’s edge of your seat winning story about the cold, wet consequences of breaking rules while at sea during her college years.

The theme of the night was BAND.

Rocio Perez “I saw my life flush before my eyes”

Rocio Perez shares her story about having it all until a medical emergency changed her life.

Listen to how Rocio came to realize that living every moment fully is what really counts.

The theme of the night was FLUSH.

Joey Albanese “Hair”

Joey Albanese shares a story about superstitions and old wives’ tales. One day while volunteering in the jungle, he got a compliment on his hair which led to some interesting information about black magic, and later in life, led him to a question what he truly believes. 

The theme of the night was FLUSH.

Laurel Amsel “Magical Materialization”

Laurel Amsel shares a story about growing up on Long Island with her father, who was a doctor. He instilled a belief in his kids that they would always be taken care of financially.  What a surprise Laurel discovered at an animal fundraiser many years later that her father kept his word. 

The theme of the night was FLUSH.

Kit Marcy “Report from the Fringe”

Kit Marcy shares a story about a joke he shared at the Fringe Festival that started off a series of events.

The theme of the night was FLUSH.

Morgan MacInnis “5 hose special”

Morgan MacInnis’ story takes place in the rainy Pacific NW and his most creative way to release water from the storm drain next to his house. 

The theme of the night was FLUSH.

Amanda McCracken “Fisting”

Amanda McCracken shares a story about an experience using the bathroom of a man she had a crush on. You will want to hear how she explains her preparation for her ‘business’ and what happened after she flushed.  Tune in to hear the life lesson she learned that night. 

The theme of the night was FLUSH.

Kim Marie “A steeply pitched story of self-empowerment”

Kim Marie shares a story about what SHOULD have been a routine surgery to repair a hernia.

This one surgery sent Kim on an unexpected journey fighting high bills, a surgery that didn’t go as she thought, and other issues with her body.

There was some good news and lots of challenges along the way.

The theme of the night was PITCH.

Cara Mentzel “The Mesa”

Cara Mentzel made a tradition of camping with her kids every summer, even though she didn’t really know what she was doing.  One summer, during a trip to Mesa Verde, Cara discovered that motherhood has its limits. 

The theme of the night was PITCH.

Kit Marcy “Enjoy Every Sandwich”

Kit Marcy worked as a stagehand for a living, where he got to work with lots of musicians.  

He learned some wisdom along the way, including some simple words from the likes of Warren Zevon, that have stayed with him to this day. 

The theme of the night was PITCH.

Renee Weisinger “Pitch and Puck”

Renee Weisinger shares her experience as a reluctant participant at a hockey game where she got a LOT more than she bargained for during the game. 

The theme of the night was PITCH.

Michael Ensminger “Spit”

Michael Ensminger’s relationship with his Dad was complicated and impactful on his life. 

As a young adult, Michael made a split second decision to do something rash at the dinner table that only many years later he realized was actually a blessing. 

The theme of the night was PITCH.

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