Free Stories!

After a couple of months of dithering, I’ve finally got around to putting a couple of my stories back online.  You’re free to read them, or not.  They’re released under a Creative Commons license, which means you’re free to spread them around as much as you like (the world needs to know of my creative genius!).  If you do spread them around, though, you must make sure I’m still listed as the author.  Also, you’re not allowed to change them in any way, make any derivative works from them (no movies or plays or what-not), or make any profit off of them in any way.  Not without my express permission first, at least.

So, here they are:

  • First, "Little Fluffy Wiggletoes" is back online, by popular demand.  And by popular, I mean my wife wanted to read it again.  Enjoy this little story of a fluffy little friendly bunny which I have not even tried to get published.  Children and people who think bunnies are cute and could never harbor an unkind thought should back away slowly.
  • And, second, I’m putting up "Four Ways of Counting Blackbirds".  This was a considered decision; while I think it’s a very good piece, it’s also quite short, and I’m pretty sure that even if I sold it to a grand publication like The New Yorker, I just wouldn’t get very much for it.  So rather than let it languish in low-paid obscurity, I’ve decided to let it go free.

Enjoy them.  I had fun writing them, so I hope you have fun reading them.

Updated to add:  If you enjoyed these stories, even a little bit, I’d appreciate a little pointer to them from your own blog, if you have one.  Thanks.