This week we feature a story by David Calladine, Pity Friends, about a man visiting some of his artist friends who’ve retired from the bustle of city life to go and live a life of art and relative poverty in Ireland. David Calladine is a former software engineer and now writer and freelance journalist. He lives and works in the Dublin area. Other People’s Flowers is the podcast that showcases short stories, essays, and reportage. We’re the first podcast-based literary journal. People hardly read journals anymore so we hope you’ll listen instead.