Ninth of my “Weekly Challenge” stories, but also the first story in the What Happens in September… collection.
This one was a lot of fun to write. I felt as if I were channeling a combination of Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, and Neil Gaiman. Fair warning: I make no claim that it’s as good as their stuff. But I got the same kind of laughs from writing it that I get from reading theirs.
Harry Saunders wakes up to find an impossibly large egg in his bathtub. He’d love to believe it was a joke played by his friends…only he doesn’t have any. Or at least not the right sort. Then he finds out where it actually came from, and he has brand-new problems.
Luckily for Harry, he’s not alone for long…
How to get it:
You can find it in the September collection. Otherwise, I’m making many of 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.
Hey, if it turns out you actually like the damned thing? You could post a review! (That link goes to the Amazon US site, because most of you are US readers. But please feel free to post elsewhere if you’d prefer.)