Kill'em Dead," a (to borrow a phrase from The David Barron) "Science Fantasy Romance" with fairy tale flavours. Available, as usual, from Isomorph Press - which is to say, yours truly by any other name.
(The pun was not intended but thoroughly enjoyed.)
"Kill'em Dead" is one of the earliest stories I wrote and has actually been my favourite story for a long time. It was roundly rejected by literally every editor I could put my paws on: I persecuted its submission with such alacrity that there are quite literally no markets left for it. Such was my faith in the tale! But, I see now, better things were in store for "Kill'em Dead:" I can make it directly available to the reading public, instead of advancing through the slosh of editorial slush.
A funny aside about this story is that my dad's advice re: its editing was that it needed more (read: any) sex. I think that's been my dad's advice for all my stories. He's entirely right, but, heck, I've got principles to stand for! For which to stand. I mean, they're lying around here somewhere... and in all good faith I should probably at least attempt to counteract the wild profanity, loose morals, drug abuse, violence, and stereotyping so rampant in all my other work with the occasional feel-good, gently-toned tale.
All that aside, this story has always touched my heart, although the fact that I wrote it may make that count for nothing.
Enjoy! Or do not. I haven't sold any ebooks yet. You could be the first! Be the first and I'll post a blog post about you. Be the first and e-mail me to remind me or else I might forget.
Be the first!
Do it live.