My new short story “Fester” is now available as a free eBook on Smashwords.
Been working on and off (mostly off) on a novel called Duty Calls for the last few years. Inspired by a 6 week stint on jury duty, it’s mainly a tale set during the long idle times at the courthouse. Hours and days spent hanging out with other jurors, exploring the building, telling stories, etc. The book alternates between these “hanging out” scenes and “flashback” scenes of the jurors in their normal, non-jury duty lives.
“Fester” is one of these flashback chapters, and one that works pretty well as a standalone.
Along with being a preview of things to come, it’s also an ode to summer music festivals, and possibly my retirement from “2 dudes in a car” storytelling (though you can never say never…)