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For $500, I'll put a 4,000 word short story on my website with a CC license. For $1100, you get another 5,000 words!
For $500, I'll put a 4,000 word short story on my website with a CC license. For $1100, you get another 5,000 words!
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Hey there, fiction lover.  First and foremost, if you haven't visited my online library, go there first.  Really.  Read Emily Speaks for a sense of how I approach technology, and These People Mean Nothing to Each Other for a taste of how I treat crime fiction.  If you like those, you'll probably like NECROCHROME, which blends those themes and swirls in ghost stories too.  (Here's a link to a ghost story I wrote, too.)

Emily Speaks and These People Mean Nothing to Each Other were both funded right here on Kickstarter, which is why you can freely read them, share them with your buddies or even adapt them into new (noncommercial) formats.  That's because they're under a Creative Commons license, specifically the Attribution-ShareAlike-Noncommercial license. That's why you can get them at no cost, DRM-free, and I can still earn a fair price on my work.

If NECROCHROME gets funded, I'll release it in PDF, ePub and Kindle-friendly AZW3 formats.  Thanks for helping me grow the library!

UPDATE!

One week in and the goal is already at 93%?!?  Sounds like time for a STRETCH GOAL!

If NECROCHROME raises $1100, I'll also release The Gray People, a sword-and-sorcery story inspired by the works of HP Lovecraft.  It's the story of a woman who sets out to rescue her son... accompanied by her grandson.
 

Watch the updates for more information as it becomes available!  Thanks!

-G.

P.S. The skull in the graphic is based on stock footage provided through Deviantart by user Freaksmg-Stock.  The music in the background of the pitch video was generated by Batuhan Bozkurt's remarkable Otomata.

Risks and challenges

I've given considerably thought to risk minimization here. The story is written and edited: I can release it the day the funding clears, as I've done previously. The premiums are in the works. I've already run off a few unique bookmarks and the patches are being finalized. I'm ordering those whether this succeeds or fails, so I ought to have them in hand before the fundraising concludes.

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    I'll make a unique linocut print bookmark, sign the back, laminate that sucker, and mail it to your house!

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    THE COMBO PLATTER - SECOND HELPINGS. If you want both the linocut and the patch and didn't get in on the first twenty, well... I can't say no to YOU! Here's twenty more!

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