My new free short story Auto Rewind has turned out to be a novelette, clocking in at 12,000 words. It's hopefully a surprising and emotionally-charged thriller which involves Christmas, VHS, Doctor Who and a nail-gun.
On the afternoon of Monday, November 30, it will go out to my early-adopter supporters at Patreon, the site which lets people back creators with a recurring pledge. Supporters there get Kindle, epub and PDF files direct from me, along with various perks, such as getting to see earlier red-pen-edit pages of the story or receiving scribbled postcards sent by me. Then everyone else gets free access to the story a week later on December 7.
If you'd like to join those Patreon supporters, by pledging as little as $1 for each of the new stories I'll be publishing (at a planned rate of one every two months), why not check out my Patreon page?
Here's the blurb for Auto Rewind:
Stephen Skipp loves his mum, even though she's “really old” at the age of 27. They have a great time in their Camden Town home, renting films on video from mobile salesman Mick and decorating the Christmas tree, even if Stephen can hardly ever get her to watch Doctor Who on Saturday nights.
If their life is so very ordinary, though, why is a dead body slumped in the corner of their living room – and another in the downstairs toilet?
I'm a writer of stuff, including Doctor Who, Friday The 13th and Beast In The Basement. My latest release is the Orbit Books novel The Last Days Of Jack Sparks, now in movie development at Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment.
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