Tag Archives: short stories

BECOMING Now Shipping

I received a package in the mail today, and lo and behold, it contained 20 copies of my new book, BECOMING!

I’ll be shipping those out to everyone who’s ordered one over the next few days. If you haven’t purchased a copy yet, get on it! They’re only $11.99 in my Store, and if you get BECOMING along with its predecessor, DISCOVERY, you can save a lot on the combined shipping.

Between BECOMING, various Special People projects, the nearly-finished Losing Freight, and the novel I’m still hoping to finish soon, this is turning into a really big summer!

Podcast: Happy Friday 018

Happy Friday! Here’s episode 18 of my podcast.

(Sorry for the poor audio quality this week. My headset failed to work because of user error: I forgot to plug it in to my laptop before recording!)

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Show Notes

0:01 Introduction.

0:50 50-Word Stories: Submissions, possible upcoming contest.

2:49 Losing Freight: Approaching the climax.

4:50 Special People: Comic progress, Hide and Seek.

8:06 Year of Stories: June, Quarter 2, and taking a break.

15:29 Discussion of Captain Blackbird and the Kraken and No Work, No Money, No Food.

21:05 Q&A: Questions from @Ocelorean and @OddModlin.

32:32 Sign-off.

Questions

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Year of Stories – Week 20 part 2

Leon the dragon returns today, in his second story.

Leon is a happy little fire-breathing dragon, but there’s so much about the world that he doesn’t know. When he makes a new friend, he learns that the world is much bigger than he ever thought, and it’s filled with all kinds of interesting people!

Read the story, and remember to check out Tally Heilke’s Etsy store to get your hands on hand-crafted versions of the characters!

Year of Stories – Week 20

This week you get three free short stories instead of just one! They all centre around the same character; meet Leon the dragon.

A dragon and a mudge! Made by Tally Heilke.

My friend Tally Heilke has put together some awesome hand-crafted plush figurines based on some of the characters in these stories, and they’re available through her Etsy store, so check them out!

Here’s the blurb for the first story in the series, Leon Meets a Mudge:

It’s almost Leon the Dragon’s birthday, when he will get to show everyone what colour fire he breathes! There’s just one problem: he doesn’t know how to breathe fire yet…

Read it now.

Year of Stories – Week 18

The Year of Stories is undergoing a bit of change.

I’ve decided not to offer individual short stories for sale anymore. I’ll still be bundling together each month’s worth of stories if you want to read them in advance of when they go up here on the site, but the amount of time and effort required to make them individually available has turned out not to be worthwhile, especially with a new baby taking up more of my time.

Don’t worry; you’ll still get a free short story every Monday! Today the offering is The Interno, a 1,700-word sci-fi comedy.

Dr. Graeme Carter and Dr. Jefferson Parkindale have been coworkers for many years, but lately Dr. Parkindale has been acting, well, a little more eccentric than usual. He smiles more, for one thing. In fact, he never seems to stop smiling anymore. Does the mysterious new Interno technology have something to do with it?

Enjoy!

Year of Stories – Week 17

Welcome to week 17 of the Year of Stories!

Free this week is Memoirs of the Model Agent: The Associate Bilateral Forthchancellor and Her Daughter, a 2,500-word sci-fi comedy that acts as Chapter 2 of the earlier How I Rescued Mr. DimblesRead it now! You can also buy it for 99¢ in the Store.

Synopsis
Agent Connolly continues to rise through the ranks of the Chancellorate’s security forces. She finds herself the personal bodyguard to the daughter of the Associate Bilateral Forthchancellor. At a school track meet, chaos erupts, and she finds herself caught up in a dangerous and reckless conspiracy.

The highlighted Store release for this week is The Interno, a 1,700-word sci-fi piece. Read it now for only $0.99!

Synopsis
Dr. Graeme Carter and Dr. Jefferson Parkindale have been coworkers for many years, but lately Dr. Parkindale has been acting, well, a little more eccentric than usual. He smiles more, for one thing. In fact, he never seems to stop smiling anymore. Does the mysterious new Interno technology have something to do with it?

To read previously released stories, check out the Year of Stories page.

Year of Stories – Week 16

Welcome to week 16 of the Year of Stories!

Free this week is The Valley, a 3,500-word sci-fi/fantasy crossover. Read it now! You can also buy it for 99¢ in the Store.

Synopsis
In a laboratory somewhere on Earth, a vast scientific project is about to bear fruit. Meanwhile, somewhere else entirely, a girl pleads with an old mystic named Kolio to save her mother’s life, or, failing that, at least her soul. In the valley of the lifewater, two worlds collide…

The highlighted Store release for this week is Memoirs of the Model Agent: The Associate Bilateral Forthchancellor and Her Daughter, a 2,500-word sci-fi comedy that acts as Chapter 2 of the earlier How I Rescued Mr. DimblesRead it now for only $0.99!

Synopsis
Agent Connolly continues to rise through the ranks of the Chancellorate’s security forces. She finds herself the personal bodyguard to the daughter of the Associate Bilateral Forthchancellor. At a school track meet, chaos erupts, and she finds herself caught up in a dangerous and reckless conspiracy.

To read previously released stories, check out the Year of Stories page.