He fell into the garage. Hands fumbled on wall. The light came on.
Okay, okay. Everything was here. Not organized, but here. His legs felt weak.
He started to load things. His legs shook, he was wobbly. Was it the drinks? That was hours ago. No, a different cocktail. The highball of boner and fear.
The looks at dinner. Maybe she couldn’t tell she was doing it. But he noticed. And so did her husband.
A shelf crashed over, tools flew. Damn these legs. He held totally still. Listened.
Ten seconds. Thirty. No one stirred.
Okay, it would be a shitty night. But he would get out. He’d put the scroll on their table, steal exactly one breakfast, and ride out in the dark. He could make two hours by headlight and camp in the woods.
You need to change your spells, son.
Ready, that’s the last of it. Okay. Drop off the scroll. He turned toward the door.
It was open.
Blocked by a husband.
This teaser is from Lúnasa Days, the semi-fictional account of a young man on the road—who casts spells.
It doesn’t exist yet.
To finish this story I have to put aside client work that pays. That’s hard to do, since it’s my main source of income.
If you want to read Lúnasa Days, consider becoming its patron. I’ve put together some extra special perks, only for patrons who help support the work now in its infancy.
The final ebook will likely retail for less than $10. You can wait for it to come out and hold out for that price. Or, you can get it ahead of time, get some special benefits, and help me tell the stories of the road. Here’s how.
$20 – Advance Copy
By becoming a patron at the $20 level you will be guaranteed an advance copy in your preferred format before it hits the public. In addition, you’ll be thanked by name in the dedication page, as a patron of the arts (and my personal savior).
$50 – Autograph & Special Invitation
By supporting the book at the $50 level you get all the benefits above as well as some special perks. Your advance copy will bear a “digital autograph”—a personal handwritten message from yours truly, digitally transposed into the book. You’ll also get a sneak peak of the manuscript before it’s finalized, with an invitation to comment and give feedback. You can help shape the final version of the book.
$75 – Limited Edition Private Collection
Patrons who offer $75 will receive everything above, plus a special gift. Bundled with your autographed, advance copy of Lúnasa Days you’ll find a private collection version of my short story Opus for Laura. This story is never before released, and will be presented as a full-color digital art book. I’m doing all the artwork myself. This is a limited edition version; only patrons will receive it.
[This level no longer available.]
Donations in other amounts are welcome too, and each one helps drive the writing forward. You can donate by clicking here.
I’m planning my next writing sabbatical, so I’m setting a goal of $300 in patronage. If that goal is met in two weeks, Lúnasa Days goes to the top of the docket.
Lúnasa Days will be a novella of some 80 pages. It’ll be available for the Kindle on Amazon, or as a .pdf. If the patronage goal is met I’d like to release it by October.
I realize that not everyone can support an author’s work like this, and some of you want to help in other ways. Thank you! The very best way you can support the cause is to promote this post. Share it on Facebook and anywhere else you can, it means the world to me. You also help by buying the final book when it comes out, and leaving reviews on Amazon so more people hear about it.
This is your humble author, signing out. Please consider supporting, and thank you for all you do.