Metamediocrity Relaunch (sort of)

Back in my days as a podcaster, I started a project called Metamediocrity. It consisted of series of stories following the lives of B-List metahumans in a world where classic superheroes and villains actually existed. I viewed it as something like an audio comic book, with ongoing stories releases as episodic “issues.” In the end, I gave up on the project for several reasons. Mostly, I felt like B-List superhero stories were being overdone at the time. Serialized audiofiction was also going great guns, with new wannabe author / podcasters cropping up daily. In the end, I just didn’t want to add to the noise with one more “Hey! Listen to my show and love me!” podcast. Now that I’m writing a little more seriously these days, I thought it was a shame to leave those stories languishing in a lonely file somewhere. I’ll be revising them for print and releasing them here via pdf download as short stories. You can read them here.

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Play Date – Friends & Family Weekend

    This weekend, I’m running a “Friends & Family” (since those are essentially the only people who know about the story anyway) special for Play Date. You can pick it up for free this Saturday and Sunday.    Honestly, this is just a push to get some reviews. Most kindle / ebook promotional sites require you to have several reviews before they will list you book with their other offerings. If you feel so inclined, please consider rating or reviewing the book on Amazon. I also added Play Date to Goodreads. If that’s your thing, you can add add it to your queue or review it there.

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Play Date

  Finally finished my little novella Play Date. Here’s the description or “back cover” info: “I would probably be considered a rotten babysitter. I can’t say I’d recommend me to your average mom in need of someone to keep their kid safe and nurtured. I don’t really do ‘safe and nurturing.’ On the other hand, nobody can say I don’t know how to show a kid a good time. I can pretty safely say that a kid entrusted to me would absolutely love me. And you know what? Every once in a while, a kid can be handy to have around.” Max O’Donnell is a changeling, a faerie child raised by human parents. Neither fae nor human, he doesn’t really fit in anywhere. It is a challenging life, but it does have a few perks. Using the few gifts he retained from his fae origins, Max makes a living by taking advantage of those people “with more money than sense.”Not usually one to stoop to stealing cars, Max makes an exception after being nearly run over while crossing the street. In an attempt to teach the jerk a lesson, Max steals the guy’s car. Unfortunately, he didn’t bother to check the back seat. It’s listed as “A Changeling Thief Story” because I’d like to write more about Max and his friends. It’s up for sale for the Kindle at the low low price of $0.99. It’s also available for several free promotion days and the Kindle Lending Library, assuming I can figure out how to make those things work. You can find it here. I also did the cover art myself, and I’m pretty pleased with the result.

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