It's St George's Day! Hooray!
It's Shakespeare's Birthday! Huzzah!
It's International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day! Wretch that I am, I hereby celebrate it by releasing a brand-new 23K novella into the world free gratis and for nothing! Breaking Night Mountain is an adult fairy-tale - no, not that sort of 'adult fantasy'! - which I wrote to keep my hand in during the research phase of Killer-Kate.
It was born out of this discussion of Heather Tomlinson's Toads and Diamonds on Tor.com. That inspired me, in a sheer spirit of what-the-hell, to the following challenge: to see how many rules of fairy-tale I could bend or break at once, and still end up with something that was really a fairy-tale rather than a mere parody of one. I should be very interested to hear how far I've succeeded!
This is the inaugural item in my new 'Showcase' feature, to be found on the right sidebar. Further free content may appear there from time to time, as the whim and the work seize me.
The main International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day page, where my fellow-wretches' contributions are mustered, can and should be found here.
Nature's Bounty - (This poem is brought to you courtesy of one too many forage enthusiasts being Wrong on the Internet about the merits of nomming on random bits of black ni...
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