Bonus post: Ghåål’s Ark, completed

Just a quick note to celebrate the fact that I just completed the fourth “short” story in my anthology. Ghåål’s Ark came in at 91 pages, 42,174 words.

I’ll see about the full anthology’s stats and things tomorrow. Maybe there’s some metrics in it, but the truth is, this set of stories has been a big change from the novels. I don’t think there’s much comparison.

However, it has been way too long since I published something[1], so I’m happy to announce it’s done.

[1] What? Human was completed in January! It’s March now! Give me a break!

Next up, final version to the publisher’s, and Editors’ copies before this month’s car repairs drain my bank account beyond the ability to get it done.

Oh yeah, the car story wasn’t over. The car story was just beginning.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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3 Responses to Bonus post: Ghåål’s Ark, completed

  1. brknwntr says:

    The car story feels like it belongs in a Jamroll written blog.

    Somewhat meandering, takes a long time to get to the action, and ultimately comes in as five novels that could have been one.

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