Friday, June 18, 2021

Free Fiction Friday: A New Age



It's just another Saturday night at the club on campus for Nate. But the next day, the power is out. Yet it's more than just his dorm. It's the whole campus. Not just the buildings, but all of the electronic devices, the cars, everything that uses electricity are all dead. Something is happening. He decides to leave after a warning from his old roommate, Steve. He has to get somewhere safe.

A New Age by sci-fi and fantasy author Shaun Kilgore is free on this website for one week only. The story is also available as an eBook through various online retailers here

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A New Age

Shaun Kilgore

 

The room shook with the pounding of the subwoofers, vibrating my body with it. The deep bass sounds reverberated off me, the music encircled me as I twisted round and round. The bodies of girls moved with the rhythm of the D.J.’s mix. Heat, sweating, glistening skin. Touching them, feeling them move, feeling me move with them. They were given over to the ecstasy too. Dancing harder to the ceaseless beat.

Boom baba boom, ba ba boom, ba ba ba boom baba boom.

I was drowning in sea of colored lights, flashing, flaring, and fading to the pulse of the music.

The transitions between songs came and those I was dancing with broke the spell and made their way, slowly, off the dance floor. I followed. Removed from the crowds, I felt a breeze from the fans. My ears were ringing. The world seemed strangely thinner without the torrent of sound raining down on me, filling me with life and energy. The girls were already gone, probably hitting the bathrooms. Though I thought about hanging out with them, I decided I needed a break. My body felt on fire, the heat radiating off me. I wove through the people hanging out around the pool tables or huddled in booths, weaving my way to the bar.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Free Fiction Friday: A Wager In Caldred


With the tantalizing hope of finally returning to his beloved homeland in the Vale of Everhold, Fendreg, the wandering warrior of Senagra, undertakes the dubious task of breaking into the storied Mardenite Citadel in the heart of the city of Caldred to retrieve a precious family heirloom—a sword belonging to another man's father. Though he doubts the man's sincerity, the possibility is too much to pass up. A few surprises await the Senagran within those walls.

A Wager in Caldred by sci-fi and fantasy author Shaun Kilgore is free on this website for one week only. The story is also available as an eBook through various online retailers here

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Friday, June 4, 2021

Free Fiction Friday: The Deadline


Jack Rogers is a pulp writer who makes his living a penny a word in the late 1930s. For him, meeting deadlines can make or break his career. When his editor needs a story fast, Jack settles down in front of the typewriter and gets to work.

The Deadline by author Shaun Kilgore is free on this website for one week only. The story is also available as an eBook through various online retailers here

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The free story will be available for one week only. If you missed this one, click on the links above. There’s another free story lurking somewhere around the site. Track the story down, read, and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The Silence in the City Kickstarter

 Hey everyone, I wanted to put out a quick post announcing the launch of my fifth Kickstarter campaign. This time, I'm digging into a theme I've wanted to do an anthology around for nearly twenty years. The whole time—I even had a failed attempt at putting it together several years ago. 

So here it is: Silence in the City!

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO GO TO THE CAMPAIGN PAGE!


This time, I've invited popular, best-selling, and award-winning writers to the mix. If it funds, writers like Gini Koch, Joshua Palmatier, Alex Shvartsman, David B. Coe, Dean Wesley Smith, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Kevin McLaughlin, Kirsten Cross, D.A. D'Amico, John Michael Greer, D.B. Keele and others.