Friday, July 19, 2013

"After One Year in Autar"

There, pasted. That link goes to a short story. It's readable as its own thing, but people who've read my Lifehack-

(currently free as an epub on smahswords, and dirt cheap on kindle.. still $15 for paperback)

-will get a bit more out of it. About a quarter through Lifehack, we skip two years, leaving our hero Regan in the quarantined, zombie-infested city to fend for herself. I always was interested in taking a peek in that time-span to retroactively check in on her.

The lady running that blog, MorgEn Bailey sets a 1000 word limit. WHAT IS THIS, TWITTER?? After much editing, and squeezing, I handed in something about 20 words over.. and she said she's edit it. Scary? Kind of, but she's a pro.

I got into this when I saw her lamenting a lack of more flashfics... and having just written a short bit for Kriss Morton's Blog, I was in a flashficcy kind of mood.

Stay tuned for the one I did for Kriss, it's a fun one. Also starring Regan, but this time, long after Lifehack ended.

Anyway, Morgen will be reading out "One Year" into a podcast, on Sept 8. I think it's actually going to be the first time I've heard my writing being read by someone else. And her British accent should give it a fun flair I hadn't originally planned-

But given that my fictional island nation Aguola has been described by me culturally as a mix between Canada, Australia, and Britain, I have no idea what an Aguolian accent sounds like. It could very well be very British-ey!

Go read it! And stay tuned!!

And grab Lifehack! And review it! It's only ever gotten 4s and 5s, which is great, but I need more! Greedy? Well, kind of, but to push the book down certain venues, I need a lot more ratings and reviews than I have right now! I'm too shy to really scream out for reviews. Which is kind of what I'm doing right now.. but.. I don't do it enough, or in he right places. Guh, I'll shut up now. But go do it. And Watching Yute and Echoes of Erebus, too.



I'll forgive you if you don't, but... please?

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