Tag Archives: Year of Stories

Podcast: Happy Friday 019

Happy Friday! Here’s episode 19 of my podcast.

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Show Notes

0:01 Introduction.

0:25 Announcements: BECOMING now available in the Store. Special People book coming in the near future.

4:25 Discussion of Council-Approved and This Wretched Dog.

9:38 Losing Freight: Cresting the wave of poll consequences.

14:53 Sign-off. (No Q&A this week.)


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Year of Stories, Quarter 2: Becoming

It’s always a fantastic feeling when I can release something I’ve written “into the wild” and give people the opportunity to hold it in their hands, read it, and, hopefully, enjoy it.

Today I’m so excited to announce the opening of preorders of the second Year of Stories collection, BECOMING. Like DISCOVERY before it, this book contains three months’ worth of short stories, 15 in total this time, making up around 195 pages of adventure, exploration, danger, decisions, and learning moments, hopefully not only for the characters but for you, the reader, as well.

You can grab yourself a copy of the book from my online Store right now for just $11.99 plus shipping, or let me know on Facebook or by some other means if you’d like to buy one from me in person. I’m hoping to have orders begin to ship by the end of June.


In related news, I announced in my most recent podcast that I will be taking a bit of break from the Year of Stories project to focus my efforts on continuing Special People, wrapping up Losing Freight, and hopefully finishing the novel I’ve been working on off and on for the past six months. This doesn’t mean that BECOMING will be last you see of the Year of Stories, but it does mean that Quarter 3 will probably be pushed back a few months, and may be presented in a slightly different format when I pick it up again. As always, watch this space and listen to my podcast for further news on this front.

Year of Stories – Week 25

It’s week 25 of the Year of Stories, so you all get to read what I think is one of the better entries in the series so far, This Wretched Dog. It’s a classical science fiction tragedy, in the tradition of Frankenstein (though of course I would never claim to match that level of greatness). Here’s a synopsis:

It all started with this wretched dog. My wife put the thought into the children’s heads, though she claims they picked up the idea elsewhere. I should have been firmer. I should have ignored their bleating and whimpering. But I succumbed, I gave in to my sympathy. Now look what has become of me.

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Year of Stories – Week 24

For week 24 of the Year of Stories, you’re getting treated to an offbeat ninja adventure, Council-Approved.

Kashi is in training, learning everything he can from his ninja mentor, Toru. He hopes to apply soon to become an official, council-approved ninja, part of an elite society, but before he gets there he has to survive his next practice mission. Supposedly this one’s going to be a lot more challenging than the past few cakewalks.

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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.


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Year of Stories – Week 23

It’s week 23 of the Year of Stories, and we’re entering the sixth month. By the end of June, I will have written and shared a short story every single week for half a year. I call that an accomplishment!

I’m still working on putting together the final June story, so the month’s ebook will go up in the Store later this week.

For now, enjoy the Week 23 story, No Work, No Money, No Food.

Alina’s Pa is out with a posse, tracking down an outlaw, but that’s nothing’ to worry about, even if Ma seems to think it is. Pa can take care of himself, and Alina can, too. She’s big for her age, Pa says, and she’s got strong hands, maybe even strong enough to use Pa’s rifle…

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Year of Stories – Week 22

This week marks the return of one of my favourite Year of Stories characters so far, Captain Blackbird the fearsome pirate!

Captain Blackbird returns, with an all-new crew ready to do his bidding in the quest for treasure and adventure. But the Captain has to whip these landlubbers into adventuring shape before adventuring finds them, first!

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