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Short Stories For the New Year

Good news! I’ve joined a writing club, and that means you get free stories.

I’ve joined a writing club. It’s scary: it requires me to write something every single week for the next year.

You won’t be seeing all these tales, of course. A few are just personal rants or blog-posts. Some, however, are short stories, and these, I am utterly pleased to give you.

For now, here are three:

  • Freedom: A dark little tale about some folks from the future whom we’ll never see again.
  • No Home: One of the members of The Dream asked for his own side-story this week, and he got it. Warning: it’s sad.
  • Come With Me if You Want to Live: This is a snippet from a work-in-progress called The Price of a Feather. The protagonist, Alex, is a twelve-year-old boy with lots of problems; he’s intelligent and eloquent, but sheltered, weird, and – worst of all – he grew wings on his birthday. This set off a chain of events which will affect the whole world – and he might not survive them.

Enjoy. 🙂

By Ruthanne Reid

Ruthanne Reid is one of those pesky fanfiction authors who made good, and thus eschews most labels. Except for being a Generation X-er (or maybe Xennial, according to some guy’s webpage), a musician who loves music but also carries a ton of baggage about it, a self-taught graphic artist who designs her own covers, a spoonie who wrestles Fibromyalgia not unlike yon Hercules and the Nemean lion, a Christian who hesitates to use the word because too many of them are crazy but Jesus is pretty great, a rabid shipper who’s too smart to lay out precisely which ships because of the wars, and an avid reader when she isn’t busy caretaking for some pretty ill folks.

You know. Unlabelable.

Currently a resident of Long Island City and a loving mommy to one current cat and numerous future ones, Ruthanne is happily married to a fellow geek who loves good stories and great games as much as she does. Between the two of them, they own a lot of things that need to be plugged in.

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