Annabelle Park leaned back in her chair, absentmindedly chewing on a lump of tobacco that had long ago lost any flavour or texture. She’d gotten into the habit as a teen, when she’d had to spend a year living with her grandfather on his farm, and had never gotten out of it again, despite her dentist’s best efforts. Someday, she told herself, she’d quit, knowing full well she probably wouldn’t. Continue reading “Kill Yourself Working” by Knifleman
“Yo, Magneto, what’s the word?” asked Manny’s curious neighbor Wyatt in the Lakeland Special Correctional Facility. Manfred Wells, aka Magnes, didn’t appreciate the nickname, but his gimmick, gadgets, and popular culture made it inevitable. He knew when he first started his career as a criminal to expect his fair share of derivative nicknames. Besides, Wyatt wasn’t too bad a fellow, Manny figured. His next door neighbor had taken it upon himself to make sure Manny didn’t get into too much trouble. Continue reading “Liberation” by Psycho Gecko
Olivia hunched over on the couch in Ben’s apartment, threadbare blanket wrapped around her shoulders and wings. The tube TV across from her filled the dim room with flickering light and white noise. Outside, sirens cut through the night air, more than she’d ever heard in the last week since waking up for the first time. She tensed up every time it sounded like they were approaching, though they always turned away or stopped short. Continue reading From “Stone Burners” by Syphax
Want to skip the guest posts? Here’s the next one in the story.
I’m on vacation this week. To make sure that there would be a post, I asked people at Web Fiction Guide to see if anybody would mind filling in for the Thursday and Sunday updates so that there would be something to read.
I got a bigger response than I asked for, so much so that I decided to post one a day in the hopes that I’d be able to accomodate everyone.
Starting today, you’ll be seeing a new post around noon EST.
I thought I ought to let people know that I’ve created a Legion of Nothing Patreon account. In case you don’t know, Patreon is a business that allows people to support creators they like by pledging an amount on a monthly basis.
I’ve been putting off doing this until I get everything finished with all the Kickstarter awards including Book 3, but I decided that it would be wiser to put it up.
Basically, I didn’t want to overwhelm myself. There’s no way I’m going to be putting up extra updates based on donation totals when I’m still working on fulfilling the Kickstarter.
Thus, for now, I’m putting it up, but I’m making it easy on myself and not promising much. When I’ve got everything related to the Kickstarter taken care of, I’ll get serious about Patreon.
I should have written this last Friday, but I was waiting for the person who should have written a Legion of Nothing post to send me something. Unfortunately, it appears that that person stopped writing his serial without telling any of the serial writers in the swap.
This is unfortunate as Billy Higgins Peery was supposed to write for him, but didn’t get the chance.
So anyway, I thought I’d belatedly link to the swap list: http://forums.webfictionguide.com/topic/2016-april-fools-master-list
Also, the serial I wrote for: https://jaysonagonistes.wordpress.com/2016/03/31/chapter-ix-the-true-power/
And for that matter, Billy Higgins Peery’s serial because… Well, why not? https://megapulp.wordpress.com/a-bad-idea/
Book 2: Powers is finally out. I finished dealing with most of the formatting issues last week. “Most” is the key word though. I’ve been trying to get this book into the relevant stores for more than a week now.
That’s harder than you’d think due to the fact that Smashwords converts what you did for them and distributes to multiple online stores, each of which has different requirements. The result is that I’m still reformatting every time Smashwords comes back to me with a new problem. I actually gave up on Smashwords and used Draft2Digital for some stores.
Those of you who contributed will be getting links to your free copy tomorrow night.
After you read it, please review it wherever you bought it as well as Goodreads. That’ll make the book more visible to potential readers, and feel free to tell people you know too.
The Pen and Cape Society is doing a holiday giveaway of books and authors’ merchandise. Click through to the PCS website and be part of it.
Hey folks, as mentioned earlier, I’d like to use seeing the second Legion of Nothing novel’s cover as a vote incentive.
Please vote for Legion of Nothing on Top Web Fiction, and see the new cover.
EDIT: When I did this for the last cover, we actually got Legion up to the number one spot on TWF. TWF’s top spot is higher now than it was then, but Legion also has enough readers to reach it (temporarily, at least).
EDIT: I think this is the most votes LoN has ever gotten at once–169.
EDIT: Wow. 200.
EDIT: 255 and up to third place at one point which was cool as LoN is generally at 8th.
EDIT: Highest rank LoN got was 3rd with a 273 vote total–which is great.
Here’s what’s up: I usually finish my updates the night before they’re due. However Wednesday night is my wife’s and my wedding anniversary.
Writing on Wednesday night would tend to send the message that writing Legion is more important to me than our marriage.
For the record, this is a bad message to send. Thus I’ll be finishing on Thursday night/Friday morning.
See you then.