Marvin the Magnificent

Marvin3Story Description:

Third of my “Weekly Challenge” stories!

When I was a kid I used to read Robert Asprin’s stuff. I was a big fan of Skeeve (well, and Gleep). More recently I’ve enjoyed Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden books. Oh, and then there’s Archie Goodwin from Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe books and stories. What’s the point of all this? Well, they got jumbled up in my head. And a character fell out.

Meet Marvin. He’s a good kid. He means well, anyway, and that’s something. Definitely out there trying to help people. Things don’t always go his way…

Readers familiar with “Shiver on the Sky” may recognize a setting or a character here and there. It’s all in fun.

How to get it:

I’m making all my stories Amazon-only for a while. Their “Kindle Unlimited” deal is very nice for short fiction. I hate to leave people out if they prefer buying stuff at non-Amazon sites, but…(1) nearly all sales and downloads, for me, have always come from Amazon, (2) while I’ve had issues with Amazon, they’ve been very responsive in dealing with them, (3) I can’t say that for any other online distributor (well, Smashwords is actually pretty nice), and (4) this may boost visibility at Amazon…kind of the core of my business. If you really really hate the idea, please let me know.

 

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