Well it had to happen. The initial study period has come to an end. The final piece handed in and returned with comments. It’s a 5,000 word sketch of a young woman sandwiched between the end of the Great Depression and the onset of World War II. Her dreams of college have been snatched away by her fathers illness and she needs to figure out what to do next.
The extended critique was that it felt like part of a much longer piece to stand as a complete story on its own but that it was, and I quote, “… too good not to be read by others.” Re-reading the piece after digesting the feedback I had to agree with the initial observation and wanted to plunge immediately into re-writing a fuller version of the story. That may well happen but then the second comment kicked in and it felt logical to use it to work on some of the mechanics involved in publication and distribution.
With that in mind the story is available on two platforms. If you would like to lend a hand to an impoverished writer and you have a Kindle reader of some description it will be available as an eBook on Amazon in the not too distant future for the princely sum of $0.99. Apparently it takes a while between upload and availability so it might not be there until the 14th of August. I was going to hang on to this post until it was officially available but the weather’s too nice and I want to go out on my bicycle.
The alternative, especially for those who are even more impoverished than an impoverished author, is to find it on Smashwords where it is a available in several eBook forms as well as PDF for free.
If you have a few minutes to give it a read I’d appreciate your thoughts.