YEAR FIVE

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THE YEAR OF S.T.E.A.M.

Year 5 spanned from November 2017 to October 2018.
Every year’s short stories (mostly) follow a theme.
Each Year 5 story features science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics.

Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Centered in shape, the words "Enter a Portal."  Softened hazy border.

…to watch a trailer, listen to the podcast episode, and find a link to the short story post.
To go directly to the story post and start reading, click on the tag labeled “STORY” under the main button.
Each tag or button will open in a new tab.


Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story and episode post. To the right of the image, the story and episode title, "This Egg Is Not An Egg." Below the title, the tagline. "A scientist finds a unique egg and eagerly awaits the day it cracks open and reveals the mysteries within." Bottom right corner bears a stylized microphone on a stand emitting soundwaves enclosed by a circle. All polygonal shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story and episode post. To the right of the image, the story and episode title, "When the Androids Asked for Hearts." Below the title, the tagline. "The human heart becomes the supreme object of fascination for a race of artificial beings." Bottom right corner bears a stylized microphone on a stand emitting soundwaves enclosed by a circle. All polygonal shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story and episode post. To the right of the image, the story and episode title, "I Dreamed A Cookie." Below the title, the tagline. "A finalist in a cookie contest recalls a classic locked-in-a-bakery-overnight dream for inspiration." Bottom right corner bears a stylized microphone on a stand emitting soundwaves enclosed by a circle. All polygonal shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story and episode post. To the right of the image, the story and episode title, "I Surgery." Below the title, the tagline. "Upon the insistence of a loved one, a person decides to undergo a life-altering elective surgery." Bottom right corner bears a stylized microphone on a stand emitting soundwaves enclosed by a circle. All polygonal shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story and episode post. To the right of the image, the story and episode title, "Lesson Number Undefined." Below the title, the tagline. "A mother uses myth to teach math and math to teach humanity to her three children." Bottom right corner bears a stylized microphone on a stand emitting soundwaves enclosed by a circle. All polygonal shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story and episode post. To the right of the image, the story and episode title, "Mysterious Tracks in the Snow." Below the title, the tagline. "A medical doctor, a supernaturalist, and a philosopher investigate mysterious tracks that appear in the snow." Bottom right corner bears a stylized microphone on a stand emitting soundwaves enclosed by a circle. All polygonal shapes have curved corners.
Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, a square with the digital drawing from the story and episode post. To the right of the image, the story and episode title, "The Blinding of the Mice." Below the title, the tagline. "An ordinary mouse was once chosen to receive a great honor that came at a great cost." Bottom right corner bears a stylized microphone on a stand emitting soundwaves enclosed by a circle. All polygonal shapes have curved corners.

Want to read or explore the Year 5 stories that haven’t been made into podcast episodes yet?
Press the Page 2 link below and then press a bunch of gray bubbles!