Sunday, November 30, 2014

Doing something stupid

Every now and then, I convince the super realistic, boring, responsible part of me to do something crazy. Now, for some of you who read this, what I'm about to say won't sound insane at all. In fact, it will sound like something millions of people are doing around the world all the time.

I just self-published my first book.

Okay, so it's not even really a book. It's a short story. One that I wrote a long time ago in college when I way playing around with retelling some of my favorite tropes. But I love it and always have. Worse, I know there's no way to expand it into a full story without losing that fairy tale-esque feeling.

Then a friend introduced me to the Kindle Short Reads. Finally, a place where flash fiction and short stories can get published and enjoyed by others.

Cue the hyperventilation, the craziness of legally agreeing to sell my book on Amazon, and voila! My book is in the review process right now and will soon be available for digital shelves.

Holy poop, it's a brave new world out there.

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And here it is!!!

Set against the backdrop of an unseen war, this fantastical short story reimagining of "The Three Little Pigs" tells the story of three sisters. When unknown soldiers come to town, led by a wolf of a captain, the youngest sister is forced to decide what she values most: saving her greedy older sisters or bringing peace to a wounded man.