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Free Fiction Friday: “Breathing Trouble”

UnWrecked Press presents: Free Fiction Friday

This week’s Free Fiction Friday story from UnWrecked Press is “Breathing Trouble.”

UPDATE: Now that the free week is over, you can read the rest of this story by downloading an ebook at Amazon and Smashwords. Then you can read it on your laptop, desktop, Kindle, iPad, Nook, iPhone, or whatever device you use to read ebooks.

This was one of the first stories I wrote after moving from Nebraska to North Carolina, and it’s my way of making sense out of both worlds… It was first published at The Pedestal Magazine in December 2000.

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Free Fiction Friday: “The Brotherhood of Trees”

UnWrecked Press presents: Free Fiction Friday

This week’s Free Fiction Friday story from UnWrecked Press is “The Brotherhood of Trees.”

UPDATE: Now that the free week is over, you can read the rest of this story by downloading an ebook at Amazon and Smashwords. Then you can read it on your laptop, desktop, Kindle, iPad, Nook, iPhone, or whatever device you use to read ebooks.

This story was first published at Aeon Speculative Fiction, February 2006. It was named an Honorable Mention story in  The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, volume 24. The ebook cover is by Zone 1 Design.

“The protagonist and his partner are depicted with compassion and pathos, and not the over-the-top camp behavior many other authors use to depict gay characters. This, coupled with the neat backstory and polished prose, makes this a tale worth reading.” —Jason Fischer, Tangent Online

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Free Fiction Friday: “The Disillusionist”

UnWrecked Press presents: Free Fiction Friday

This week’s Free Fiction Friday story from UnWrecked Press is “The Disillusionist.”

UPDATE: Now that the free week is over, you can read the rest of this story by downloading an ebook at Amazon and Smashwords. Then you can read it on your laptop, desktop, Kindle, iPad, Nook, iPhone, or whatever device you use to read ebooks.

Ah, this is one my favorite stories! It was first published in Would That It Were, August 2003, and it was an Honorable Mention story in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror vol. 17. It was also reprinted in Gunning for the Buddha. I thought it would be a nice tale to tell before Halloween…

“A very thoughtful exploration of the place of illusion and truth, with nice special effects.” — Tangent Online

“About three quarters of the way along I realized I was picking up hints about the identity of the deputy, which caused my interest in an already creepy, thoughtful, sensorily complex story to zing. My favorite of the collection.” — SF Site

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Free Fiction Monday: “Tiny Disaster”

UnWrecked Press presents: Free Fiction Friday

This week’s Free Fiction Friday story from UnWrecked Press is “Tiny Disaster.” (I know it’s a Monday, but I wanted to get this story out there in time for State Fair season!)

This story was a finalist for the 2004 Brenda L. Smart Award for Short Fiction, and it was first published in The Raleigh News & Observer’s Book Pages, September 2007.

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New Ebook Bundle: Halloween Six-Pack

Now that October is here, I thought I’d announce my last ebook bundle of the year, just in time for the best fall holiday ever.

Halloween Six-Pack:

  • “Black Angels”
  • “One Night in Rosecroft”
  • “The Disillusionist”
  • “Painting Haiti”
  • “Never, Incorporated”
  • “A Tale of Two Shits”

eBook available from: Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble.

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