This morning we published the ebook version of Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations in the Smashwords and Kindle stores. I and the other members of the Greater Portland Scribists have been working hard on these stories for months, and we're overjoyed to announce that they are finally ready for publication. It's been a long road, and we delayed the publication several times, but our reason was understandable: there's a lot here. With twelve stories weighing in at just over 85,000 words, Miscreations is our longest anthology yet. So, while we missed our usual June release date, we feel the extra time spent on these stories was worth the delay, and we know you'll feel the same.
As always with our anthologies, I made a PDF sample that gives you a short excerpt of each of these stories:
Room Two by Steven Inman
If all the world's a stage, is the next act about to start?
My Toaster Hates Me by Jamie Alan Belanger
They're just a bunch of smart assets.
Behind The Cloth by Richard Veysey
Sometimes, hate is just a tool.
Non-Working Memory by D.L. Harvey
Birthdays, a timeless tradition, can bring up all kinds of issues.
Breed by Timothy Lynch
He's fighting for tradition; she's fighting for survival.
Qi'lin by Shelli-Jo Pelletier
Legends don't die... They're born.
X-Ray Glasses by Steven Inman
What you see might just re-make you.
Naked Monsters by D.L. Harvey
Family and identity gain definition by blood, bonds, and broken souls.
The Hunt by Timothy Lynch
The future is unreal.
The Howling of the Storm by Shelli-Jo Pelletier
Winter storm warning: a change is on the wind.
The Joke by Richard Veysey
Morality is no laughing matter.
Dappil Goes To Hell by Jamie Alan Belanger
...and Hell is eager to send him back!
We are also making a paperback of this volume, which should be ready later this month.