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Free Fiction Friday: In a Manner of Speaking

What if time doesn’t run out?

Soshi Patel believes herself the last inhabitant on earth, trapped in an abandoned prepper’s shelter, living by candlelight and on canned peaches. Out of desperation, she uses the last of her good candles to build a ham radio from a kit. When she connects with a voice on the other side, it’s more than she could’ve hoped for.

But this voice, this Jatar, knows things he shouldn’t. As he comforts Soshi through the last days on a dying earth, it becomes clear that he carries his own burden, the weight of which can only be measured in time.

Download for free over on Instafreebie or listen over at Escape Pod.

Note: this is probably the saddest story I’ve ever written; you’ve been warned.

 

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Get your coffee … and science fiction and fantasy

Just in time for the holidays! Coffee: 14 Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic is due out on December 9th.

UFO Publishing announces the table of contents, cover, and release date for the COFFEE: 14 CAFFEINATED TALES OF THE FANTASTIC anthology.

Also announcing a limited-time holiday bundle special. Get all 3 of our books (including Coffee!) for only $29.99 through December 9!

Already have the other books? No problem. You can pre-order Coffee for $9.99 (free shipping!) or the e-book for only $2.99.

Get all the info at the UFO Publishing site.

Got a science fiction/fantasy lover on your list? Grab the UFO Publishing bundle for them. You get:

  • Unidentified Funny Objects (includes my story The Secret Life of Sleeping Beauty)
  • Unidentified Funny Objects 2
  • Coffee (Includes my story Ghost in the Coffee Machine)

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Coming soon: Unidentified Funny Objects 2!

Photo-mainComing soon (as in September 2013) another volume of funny science fiction and fantasy stories will hit the shelves.

Want to know more? Head on over to the Kickstarter project page to see who is headlining this year’s anthology and all the bonuses for helping to support its launch.

If you’re a writer with a funny speculative fiction story, check out the guidelines here.

I was thrilled to be involved with the first anthology. Will I submit again? I might. I have a story I think might fit. At the moment, I can’t decide if it’s humorous or merely crazy. With my stories, it can be hard to tell.

 

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