I know, it's past the first week of September—but I did in fact release another short story at the start of this month! (I just forgot to put up the announcement when I meant to, sorry!) It's even set in Aleyi, the same world as A Fistful of Fire.
"Driven by the Deadline" is about Fael Honovi and why she tied herself to the felven royal family, anyway.
Honovi knows she's going crazy. It's only a matter of time, since she's stuck in a monochromatic land of creepy."Driven by the Deadline" is a short short, hitting about 2300 words, so I have it up for free on Smashwords, who will distribute it to other vendors. It's currently $0.99 US on Amazon.com.
She's a shade, stuck in a plane of reality separate from the primary one—and completely incapable of manifesting a body in the primary plane. With someone killing off the felven royal heirs, Honovi's been asked to play godparent. She'd love it, a distraction from the grayscale monotony that's her life.
But can she get there without her own plane of existence stopping her?
***A short story of 2,300 words.***
This title's on the creepy side.
I'm still working out what next month's release will be. A Fistful of Earth is more difficult to write than I expected. Lallie's… not the easiest character to convey. I'm still aiming for "late 2011" release, but it may end up in December. (I hope not.)
In the meantime, please enjoy "Driven by the Deadline"!
And reviews would be appreciated. ^_^