Friday, May 9, 2014
One of the writing groups I belong to - the Brookville Writers' Group - has just put out the second volume of Writers' Stew. This is a short, group anthology with poetry, stories, and artwork. It's available - for a donation and while supplies last - at the Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library in Brookville, PA. Since it's unlikely you will be able to pick up a copy, I'll post my entry of two haiku below. Enjoy.
branches creak above
crunch of snow beneath - crisp air
hound asleep upon my feet
book laying open
Thursday, May 1, 2014
A Man of Few Words was my first anthology I self-published four years ago. Here is the blurb for it:
A Man of Few Words is a collection of 50 flash fiction stories by Stephen L. Thompson. How does a teenager work up the courage to call a girl? What would happen if a "T-Rex on steroids" attacked a city? Why do science fiction writers make the best lovers? How does a company get to Second Base with VIPs? These questions and more are explored by Stephen using less than 1000 words and in various genres from humor to horror and general fiction to science fiction.
The majority of the stories have been previously published (most by Stephen himself on his website) but all have been revised for this collection. In addition, each piece is accompanied by some background information giving a fuller story experience.
It's available in paperback, but also for Kindle. And it's because of Kindle that I'm posting this blog. Last year, Amazon made a change to their promotions. Before the only promotions were to have your ebook for free for a few days. But the change allowed you to have discount sales. For example, the Kindle version of A Man of Few Words is normally $2.99, but I could now have a discount sale for $0.99. This will be the first time I'm trying this discount to see how it works. Unless I screwed something up, you should be able to get the Kindle version of A Man of Few Words for $0.99 starting early on the morning of May 2, 2014. It will stay at that price for about a day and a half, and then go up to $1.99. After another day and a half, it will return to it's normal price of $2.99 in the wee hours of May 5. (They do have set start times, but they're not always on time.)
So, take a look at my ebook, and if it looks interesting pick it up in the next few days and save a dollar or two.