Stressed for time? Try a short story.
I confess. Long-form fiction, the novel as it’s called, is my preference. But every so often I get a smaller, that is shorter, idea. And a short story is born. This happened with the short story INDIAN SUMMER that has just been published in the anthology called DEADLY BY THE DOZEN.
INDIAN SUMMER is set in Montana on the dry, high plains where the wind is your most constant companion. This setting, brutal, lonely, maddening at times, is a catalyst to the story of a ranchwoman at the end of her rope. If I tell you much more, this post will be the short story! So I’ll let it go at that, a crime story at the edge of winter, deep in the Montana countryside.
I’m excited to be part of my first e-book anthology, edited by Mark Terry. E-books are just made for short story anthologies, in my opinion. (Be on the look-out for the very first e-anthology from Thalia Press later this year!) Download the entire anthology, twelve stories (of course!), for only $2.99. Then read them on your Kindle, Nook, or any e-reader that reads Smashwords. The cool thing is, you don’t have to like all the stories. Check out the ones by Keith Snyder, Mary Reed & Eric Mayer, and Simon Wood. Try out stories by an exciting crop of new writers. Move on if they don’t click with you. Hey, it’s only $2.99! Less than any print magazine on the newsstands.