In the meantime, one thing that got sort of lost in the shuffle of Musa's closing was that I'd just added a few of my older published stories to a site called QuarterReads. How it works, is you can sign up for the site, deposit a few bucks, and then you have a big selection of short fiction (and poems even) to read. Each one costs you just a quarter, and they include stories from many writers, some familiar to me and some brand new.
So I had gone through a bunch of my oldest published stories, finding the ones that fit under the 2,000-word limit. I have more that I'm planning to add in the future, but for now these are the four stories that are available:
- "Metamorphosis of the Phosphorescent Avenger" first podcast by Drabblecast (this is its first time in print!)
- "The Last Centaur, Dying" first published in EveryDay Weirdness (inspired by an image of a statue)
- "Turtle Car in the Mountains" first published in Mytholog (another quite surreal piece)
- "Sports Fable Press" first published in Noneuclidean Cafe (a sports story you don't need to be a sports fan to enjoy)
I have to say, it's been fun looking back through these older stories, some of which I've scarcely given thought to since they were published. As I add more, I'll post more links, but this should give you something to read while you're eagerly waiting for news on the new Spire City episodes...