UPDATE Jan. 11th: Hunger is now available on for the Kindle crowd.

Yesterday on Jan. 4th I published my 33rd and 34th ebook titles with Smashwords.  Hunger is an anthology: 8 stories, about 34,000 words.  Does Not Meet Our Needs is flash fiction (under 1,000 words) and is free.

Hunger was one of those things that should have been finished a few weeks before it was actually finished.  The lead story, The Mask of Sisyphus, wasn’t originally supposed to be part of it.  But I looked at the anthology with 7 stories and it needed something.  It needed more words, for one.  I wanted this one to be a little bigger than my previous two.

It also needed more stories that didn’t appear separately.  Unlike my previous two anthologies, this one contains stories that are unpublished anywhere else.  And I wanted the wordage of those stories to outweigh the rest of the stories.

The Mask of Sisyphus was perfect.  Weighing in at a meaty 9,800 words–novelette territory–it’s just what I needed.  And who doesn’t like a good story about a worker in a near-future fast food hell challenging his corporate masters?  I don’t think anyone could pass that up.

Edit: Thanks to @SarahEOlson2009 on Twitter, I have now corrected the spelling error on the cover of Hunger.  It is now an anthology rather than an ‘antholgy’.  I’ll let the pre-correction version stand on this blog as a minor monument to the hazards of self-publishing.🙂

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Posted on January 6, 2013, in Things I've Written and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. You’ve been busy, Stu. Cosmic awesomosity.

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