Atina’s a nerd.
Jack and I had been friends. I knew a little bit about him. I’d always thought of him as a man who’d been decent at heart, if a little bit too easily swayed by those around him, his environment. He tried to be all things to all people, and it made it difficult to tell whether the way he acted around me was who he truly was, or just another mask.
As part of an agreement with my patreon, I’m posting some of the novellas from the patreon, to share- And to give some tone on the upcoming stories! While I don’t have a novel posting, I’ll be catching up- A chapter every Saturday.
For the longest time, human abundance was a wasting asset. For most of human existence, wealth has been measured in food. Being allowed to continue to live. Whether humans are agrarian or hunter-gatherers, food comes in waves. Now, as a species, we have discovered many fantastic ways to extend those waves, preserving the harvest, making it year round, so that there is always abundance. But for a very long time, when you were wealthy, that wealth would decrease in value the longer you held onto it. Unlike money, in that sense. So, when you found yourself with abundance… You threw a feast.
This month’s novella is Street People. New York City is a big place, and even with a protector like Betty, the streets are still dangerous. More so when Ford-Bee is driving them. Four short stories of Ford-Bee’s connections with the city, experiencing the desperation that it can breed in people, and trying to make people think a little bit more, about their tools, and about each other… To see the full thing, just check out https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5359808
Chapter 1: Valentine’s Day
This is my first direct sequel story- Bi-Shoggoth, the sequel to August 2017’s ‘That Thing’! Spoilers abound for that story, but if you know my style, it’s probably nothing you didn’t see coming. If you’re interested in reading the full work- And That Thing, for that matter- they’re available for just a dollar here! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5359808
Chapter 1: Slicing Life
This is Boneyard Dogs. It’s the late 1800s, at the height of the Bone Wars, and a young woman has left home to seek her fate under the Wyoming sky. In the old days, the waning time of the gods, as the supernatural vanished, there was nonetheless rumors- bones walking the night, the war turned hot. The frontier exists for a reason, to provide a place for those who cannot abide the law, but every frontier is closed sooner or later… Full novella is available here: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5359808