Page of Cups… feedback!

I love feedback on my work, especially when its positive feedback. And so far I’ve been told by numerous people that the Page of Cups is funny while informative. “I couldn’t stop laughing,” said one person. “I stayed up all night reading it,” said another. It’s almost like getting those sort of reviews from big time critiques… except I’m sure these are real.

That was a difficult balance to create, so I’m glad that it was achieved. Not all credit for the humor goes to me, of course. Pestilence, he who first wrote the book, is just as much to blame.

If you’ve also read the Page of Cups, we’d love to hear what you thought of it.  We’d also be tickled all sorts of rainbow colors if you were to leave us a good review at where you got it from. =^-^=

It’s ISBN, through Smashwords, is: ISBN: 9781476369754

Young Man vs. Dragon

Kirk knew nothing about being brave, but he knew desperation. Desperate was how one felt when a dragon narrowed an eye and said, chillingly, “Why, Fire, I believe this young scamp broke one of my nails. I just had them done last week, and now this one is chipped.” Desperation was knowing your only weapon was a broken stick as a pile of perfectly good swords taunted you from just feet away.

People do strange things out of desperation. Kirk chose to throw the stick into the dragon’s nearest eye and run for it. He did not stop running until he was on the far side of the meadow. Behind him, the dragon roared indignantly and shouted something about the price of having one’s nails done.

Kirk stumbled to a stop. The dragon was still at the cave mouth, biting one claw distractedly while making strange moaning sounds to itself. Still glinting in the morning sun, the pile of swords beckoned. If he had been quick and brave enough, he could have grabbed one….

Well, before he was incinerated.

Maybe he could still get one while the dragon was distracted. His father was counting on him, the dungeon was waiting, and he would never be able to face Lidea again if he failed. He had no choice. He had to go back….

This is an excerpt from A Chance Encounter of Two, a short story I wrote a few years back. It’s available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Kobo… and really anywhere Smashwords distributes it too. Which means it’s available on Smashwords as well.