Monthly Archives: January 2012

EPIC FANTASY 0.9b, Part 2

(Continued from Part 1)

Chapter 2

“Mortimer, you stink!” Gus said, pointing a finger at the object of his ridicule.

“Hey, leave him alone.” Bart’s head, topped with his mop of brown hair, peered over Gus’s shoulder. It was an easy feat, since he was a foot taller than his companion. “What did ol’ Mort ever do to you?”

“It’s true!” Gus slapped his hand on the fence of the corral. “All the other pigs try to avoid their own poop, but Mortimer doesn’t care. He’s so old and fat, he just lays right in it. Don’t you, you stupid fat hog?”

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Novel Progress Update

Or should that be “Progress Update on my Novel”?

I’ve been working since February 2011 on my first novel, currently titled “Reintegration: A Practical Guide for the Working Metanaut (a novel)”.  I say “currently” because I am not above being talked out of it by an editor or agent who feels they know better than me what is marketable.  For now I am somewhat fond of it, though.  Perhaps that’s because the title, like the classic Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes from the name of a fictional book that plays a role in the plot line, albeit a somewhat small one in this case.  The novel itself, to use the one-sentence description I came up with in February, is “an inter-universe coming-of-age story”…and that’s all you need to know for now.

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EPIC FANTASY 0.9b, Part 1

The following is the first chapter of my new science fiction novella, EPIC FANTASY 0.9b. It’s also available as a full e-book; click the link above for more info. Enjoy!

Chapter 1

Ian looked down from the outcropping of gray rock and spied on the Dracinarium nestled in the gully. To his right, the path meandered back and forth, forming an easy route to its front door, but Ian was in no mood to prolong his journey. After a quick check to make sure the leather pouch was still attached securely to his belt, he leapt forward, bounding down the rock face with a few well-timed hops to the clearing below.

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