I‘ve posted a couple of times about the short story I published to the Amazon Marketplace. I’ve had some really positive feedback from a few of my readers and that is super encouraging.
If you are the kind of person that doesn’t like to buy anything, no matter how cheap, without previewing it first, well that’s what this post is about. You can buy the story here if you like what you read below.
Without further ado, here is a preview of Beatrice Abandons Ship:
It had been at least a week since Beatrice had gotten any proper sleep. She would lie in her bunk, comfortable but cramped. Her pillow filled with a special molding gel that was designed to match the exact shape and amount of pressure your head put against it, though hers was old and the gel inside had started to coagulate and had become lumpy. But that was not the problem. The problem was the scratching.
Late at night, though that really doesn’t mean much when you are traveling through space, a strange scratching would start up on the ship. It was subtle at first, but given enough time even the most subtle of sounds can start to grate on the nerves. It was in Beatrice’s nature to try to let things work themselves out without her intervention. It had served her well in her twenty-five years of existence. Everything from needing to clean her room but not wanting to when she was a child to needing to turn in term papers at the academy but procrastinating until the last minute. Then, when a problem inevitably wouldn’t go away until she did get involved, she would throw herself at it wildly with all the enthusiasm she could muster.
And now it had been a week. At least it felt like a week. She always had a hard time keeping track on longer missions, and found herself constantly re-checking the date on her organizer to make sure her deliveries were on time. But this had gone for far too long. The noise needed to end. Tonight.
Jonah published a short story to the Amazon marketplace. Check out his preview here, then buy the story!