And it’s Monday. Today’s short story is Winter. Mike Resnick was editing an anthology about Deals with the Devil, and he wanted a story. So I wrote him a story.
I would have bowed out of this one because it was before the birth of my first child and frankly, I couldn’t understand why morning sickness was called “morning” sickness, as I was nauseous all day long, with maybe an hour or two of sort of normal. That hour or two was the time in which I could sit at a computer and write. And it was early days, and because I was young and new, I really didn’t want to make another professional angry.
But I liked the story I did write. It’s here. Click the link and you should be able to “save as” in your browser, or to download it from your browser as well. The download is .pdf with an unfortunately huge cover — hopefully I will easily figure it out and the next story will not have an oversized cover. It is free to download and read. If you want to buy it, the book page is here. The Kobo, Amazon and iTunes links are live. B&N goes through Smashwords, so I’ll add that when the story goes live there.
I am still writing the next, untitled Cast novel (Cast 16), and the untitled first book in The Burning Crown, the final West arc.
And reading a lot of news. And studies. I feel in desperate need of chocolate or coffee or other comfort food >.<.
Edit: information changed to reflect reality.