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Distinct Poplar

A magical city of dark fantasy where amazing stories of marvelous realism take place.

Distinct Poplar Stories:

Every episode of our podcast is part of a series, which starts with a single idea and grows organically with each successive story.



Latest Episode:

On stormy days he remembers his mother and the last time he saw her. At a time when he was just a child, and she was his whole world. When the rains came, she hid them - and all too soon he would find out why.


The Distinct Poplar Podcast

Visit our podcast page for the full library of our audio fiction stories. Each episode is around 30 minutes or less and takes a glimpse into the lives of the people who live in the city that forgot to stay clean.


Looking for more adventures in the City That Forgot To Stay Clean? Check out our e-books and explore The City of Distinct Poplar beyond the podcast!

Join us for full adventures into The City That Forgot To Stay Clean! These stories were born from a clever idea or two and were further developed into a longer piece. Click on a story below to read a sample, all of our e-books are available on Amazon Kindle


What is Distinct Poplar?


Distinct Poplar is an audio fiction podcast series and short story collection about a magical modern city of dark fantasy and the people who struggle to live there. Twice a month, the Distinct Poplar podcast releases a new episode featuring a brief glimpse into the lives of one of it’s citizens and the strange and sinister things lurking just around the corner, waiting to be found.

Distinct Poplar stories start as clever ideas that are written for the podcast. Ideas like; a cat that eats laughter, an evil storm that devours whole neighborhoods, and a magical toy turtle covered in life altering gunk.

As a whole world organically formed right here on the website, Distinct Poplar is a place constantly unveiling new and strange features to explore, characters to meet, and sinister creatures to uncover.