Day 54. 106,695 words.
Time is running out on my give-away (or not technically give-away since 99c is still 99c, but come on, it’s a give-away). The first books of my two series – Eejit in sci-fi, Bad Cow in sci-fi / fantasy – are heavily discounted for the rest of the week. I’m doing so, as I mentioned before, in celebration of Mrs. Hatboy’s birthday.
Offer only available for amazon.com buyers, and only for the e-book. Offer lasts until Sunday the 25th of February. Not applicable to paperbacks or other books in series. 99c is an expression of US dollar value and is not a legal guarantee of these books costing less than a dollar. Fine print not read aloud in an amusingly-fast lawyer voice is still considered factual but just isn’t as funny. Yes, this is a copy of an earlier post but the text and the tweets are new(ish). Mrs. Hatboy’s actual age is not the issue here.
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.