Friday, June 6, 2014

Available

Rish put a post about this up on the main Dunesteef blog, but I thought I ought to mention it here too.  I don't always not write it turns out. On occasion I do...write that is.  Proof of that is available on Amazon.com right now.

A few years ago, Rish and I got together and collaborated on a short story.  It's the only time we've done something like that (although we did collaborate on a screenplay--or radio play--called "The Spirit of Christmas" that we used as our Christmas episode one year, but that doesn't count, so don't mention it).  It was quite a difficult process, but we managed to get a finished story out of it in the end, and I think it's a pretty good one.


So, if you've got a Kindle or one of those devices like unto it that can read stories from Amazon.com, both Rish and I would think it was really cool of you if you went over, bought the story, and read it.  You could give us a review too, that would be neat as well.

The story's a really long one, too, so it should be worth your money.  Something like 11,000 words, or, according to Amazon, 52 pages.  That's a novelette, therefore.

Hope you like it.

5 comments:

  1. Please remind me what the rundown is on short story, story, novelette, novel, novella, novelina, novascotia, and supernova, please.

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  2. There's actually several different measures out there. I use what the Hugos use as my own measure. Short Story is 7500 or less. Novelette is 7500-17500. Novella is 17500-40000. Novel is 40000 and up. Novascotia is the corporate headquarters of ScotiaBank. And Supernova is 5000 light years and up. Oh, I forgot story...I guess I don't know what a story is.

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  3. Hey guys, i bought this a month ago but just got around to reading it. It is really great! I just love the characterizations and the emotional depth of the story. I really don't know who contributed what to the story, although I'm guessing the name "Hughes Johnson" was an almost double entendre by fake Sean Connery!

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  4. That's cool. I'm glad you liked it. The funny thing about Hughes Johnson was that his name wasn't a double entendre at all, but a way to sneak in the name of who the story was an homage to. While writing it, we called the story "John Hughes' Last Contact". It was supposed to be a sci-fi story as if told by one of our favorite movie directors, John Hughes. So, the character's name is Hughes Johnson because of John Hughes. I'm sure Fake Sean would have a field day with it though.

    Also, stay tuned if you want to know who contributed what and all that fun background-type information about this story. Your chance to know it all is coming.

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    1. Cool, i'm looking forward to it!

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