Revisiting Wolf Block

My novelette Wolf Block is not my main focus for writing, but I did dust it off and put some work into the story this month, in a couple ways. One way was to create a print edition, which you will see at the above link. As a very small book I doubt it will get many sales (if it gets any at all), but it's there for the many people who do not like (or know how) to read e-books.

Another way I worked on the story was to write a spin-off short story, "The Silent Wolf," that looks at things from the prisoners' viewpoint. After getting some valuable feedback from beta readers, including Ashley Carlson (author of The Charismatics, who also provides editing services), I posted it for my patrons on Patreon. Read on for more details about that short story.

My original motivation for writing "The Silent Wolf" was to have a new story to submit for possible inclusion in an anthology of very short stories (all of which are no more than 1000 words). The anthology project is being organized among writers on KBoards.com, and it is the second such project. The first one, Stories on the Go: 101 Very Short Stories by 101 Authors, was published last December. It is a free download, by the way, so if you want to get some quick samples from a bunch of authors—including Hugh Howey and other well-known indie authors—you should grab a copy of it.

I submitted "The Silent Wolf" just this morning, so I don't know if it has been accepted for this year's anthology. Part of the reason for publishing the anthology is to help readers discover new authors (also known as, help authors find new readers!), so each participating author agrees to promote the anthology when it is published. I am hopeful that my story will be included, and if it is you can expect to be hearing about it once it is available for download through Amazon.