Saturday, August 9, 2014
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Hello, readers from overmydeadbody.com--or: Hello, my loyal blog readers!
Another story purchased and published!
If you haven't already read it, please, for free, read my newest story, "Everything's Connected" at Overmydeadbody.com. (Story's description below.) Just click the address above. (Firefox is having trouble with it, so please use another. I'm using Google Chrome.) You don't even have to download it--it just appears on the screen. Thanks! And I'm holding a free contest about it--so if you've already read the story, please see the bottom of this post.
If you haven't, just click this link or the one above and click on the story. And enjoy. The story is very short.
What it's about (feel free to skip this if you've already read it):
"Everything's Connected," is about a detective who catches a cheating spouse in the act (sort of), solves a kid's disappearance, and proves a little theoretical quantum physics--all in just a few minutes!
Reading it won't take more than a few minutes, and I'd be greatly appreciative of any comments about it that you can give. For example, you could consider:
--Do you believe that "Everything's Connected" like Foster does? Or that they're not, like Colleen does?
--Do you believe that the story shows that "Everything's Connected?" Or that it shows they're not?
--Consider: If Colleen hadn't been having problems with the virus software, would Foster have figured out where his landlady's kid was?
--Was that connection, or just plain luck?
--Overall comments about Foster, Colleen, or anyone else in the story.
--Overall comments about the story itself.
--Anything else you had in mind. I've already had a comment conversation about Chaos Theory and String Theory (and Jurassic Park), for example.
Anyway, getting this story published is very cool because Brad Foster, the main character of this short piece, is also the main character of my soon-to-be-finished novel manuscript. He's in a different psychological space in this story than he is in the novel--this story is supposed to take place after the novel--but he's clearly the same guy.
Colleen, his assistant, makes an appearance in both as well. She's as feisty as usual.
And now the contest.
If you haven't already, just read the story via the links in this blog, and click the blog link at the end of the story (or just come back here) and leave a comment about what you thought of the story. Good or bad, just be pleasant and appropriate! Everyone who leaves a comment is entered into a contest to win a free copy of Space and Time Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction, Spring 2012, Issue #116. This issue contains many fine stories, plus my short story "Hide the Weird." (Here's a link so you can see what it looks like.) A description of "Hide the Weird":
A young man has the ability to see short-term into the future--just enough to see that the woman he loves is about to die in a horrible fire. How does he save her, without letting her know that he has this curse / ability?
A number / comment will be drawn at random. I'll contact that person (or create a blog entry announcing the winner, so check back to this blog on September 1st, especially if you didn't leave any contact info.), who needs to send me an email with a mailing address to send the magazine. And that's it! The contest ends August 31st at midnight, EST.
Foreign entries are welcome! No previous winners allowed--but please comment anyway! :-)
And please let me know if I can read a short story for you, or comment for you, or enter a contest--or all 3!
So please and thank you. As always, readers, I appreciate you reading my stuff.