Pimpage! :D The first short story that I contracted with Queerteen Press is now listed at the publisher’s site. It’s a fairy tale that was published by Torquere Press years ago and that I revised and expanded.
Legend talks about a haunted glade somewhere deep in a nearby wood. While most residents of a tiny village regard those fireside stories as nothing more than cautionary tales meant to keep children in line, curious adolescents attempt to solve the puzzle of the haunted glade. Rumors of a strange twilight melody that seems to come from somewhere in the wood only feed youthful recklessness, and no one but the village potter knows the truth behind this mysterious music. He alone in his generation has heard the haunted glade’s call, and he knows that someone among those young adventurers is now being summoned, as well. The task of finding that special boy and grooming him for his destiny falls on Irwin’s shoulders. Read more
The book page also has the story excerpt. It’s due out on January 15, and following that, we’ve got “Out of the Depths” later that month.