Jan
21
2018
0

Patreon Microfiction: “A Rocky Start.”

“A Rocky Start” is, in its way, hopeful. Why is it that we assume that Good is the only one that can screw things up, after all?  Evil is just as capable of producing embarrassing congenital screw-ups, after all.

Patreon! Patreon! PA-TRE-ON!

Jan
16
2018
4

Good news on the Patreon front! [SUBSCRIBE NOW]

Somebody pledged! Unfortunately, in Patreon-world $146 + $4 = $149, and now you can see the ostensible reason why they wanted to fiddle with how the processing fees are handled. But I got two more weeks to find another new subscriber, and surely only one more $1 pledge will handle it… surely. Assuming that $149 + $1 = $34 and take a shot of whiskey. Never a dull moment, in this magical new world of the gig economy. I have to keep reminding myself that worldwide caloric intake and lifespan has risen over the last century. For all its faults, this system is hella better than socialism.

[pause]

Patreon!

 

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Jan
15
2018
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Hey! I have a Patreon! (You want to sign up for it.)

Unless you already have, of course. Anyway, thanks to the vagaries of the system — and the fact that I’m right up against the edge of a pledge level — I gotta flog the site a bit to encourage four more people to each pledge a buck a month to get stupendous short stories, marvelous microfiction, and great gaming …word meaning ‘campaign material’ that starts with the letter ‘g.’  This has nothing to do with Patreon’s abortive attempt to fiddle with the pledge levels.  I think. It’s just that some months not all the pledges go through.

So. Patreon! [dramatic chord] (Click on the button to pledge)

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Jan
05
2018
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Extra Microfiction at Patreon: ‘The Adventure of the Tekeli-li Graveyard.’

The Adventure of the Tekeli-li Graveyard‘ was written partially because of a little Fiction Friday challenge over at Phantom Sway — but mostly because I gotta push the Patreon again this month to get the total above $150 a month, again. So I figure that it’s worth it as, hey, an investment or something. So, hey, tell your friends. It’s a great time to get in on the ground floor!

 

 

Dec
17
2017
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Patreon microfiction: ‘Godkillers.’

Oh, this is entertaining: I’m currently working on an expansion of the idea behind “Godkillers.” I always knew that there was a short story lurking in that one; and a few days ago I woke up, and realized what it was. And here it is, on the rotation.  Excellent.

Dec
13
2017
1

@Patreon reverses billing changes (which should have been opt-in).

Many artists on my Twitter feed are feeling cautiously relieved right now: Patreon has decided to not roll out planned changes to their billing system, after all. For those who don’t remember, Patreon had decided to — somewhat out of the blue — change it so that creators were no longer paying processing fees for transactions. Instead, those transactions would be charged to backers directly, and in a way that de-incentivized $1 monthly pledges. Cue anger, frustration, canceled pledges, confusion, and delay*. So now Patreon is canceling the planned switch and will now do something else to solve the issues that they apparently were hoping to fix with this switch. (more…)

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Dec
10
2017
3

Patreon Microfiction: “From “The Deadly Saffron Sign.””

From “The Deadly Saffron Sign”‘ happened when I asked myself, what would have it been like if John D. MacDonald had written some Mythos stories? I suspect that Travis McGee* would have handled things OK. He always did.

 

*Surely you are familiar with Travis McGee.

Dec
09
2017
2

My slightly awkward Patreon solicitation.

It’s slightly awkward because — for reasons absolutely unrelated to the public relations disaster that Patreon put itself in* — the vagaries of the system have put me back down to only one dollar (and thirty eight cent**) pledge away from providing my patrons with a 3K short story every month. So if you’re interested in getting some dang good fiction and gaming material, check out my Patreon! From my point of view, there’s never been a better time, really.

 

 

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Dec
02
2017
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Looking for a gift for yourself, this holiday season? Try my Patreon!

For just one buck a month you can guarantee yourself — and a bunch of other people! — a new short story of at least three thousand words every month!  Plus weekly microfiction, book recommendations, and new RPG material, but that stuff is covered already while the 3K word short story thing is dependent on $150/month and things are technically at $149*. So it’s never been a better time to give to others by giving something to yourself!

 

*I’m sure that the pledges will fix themselves pretty soon.

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Dec
02
2017
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Patreon Microfiction: “One-Ring Circus.”

One-Ring Circus:” Pretentious? Horrifying?  You make the call!

 

Miss great fiction and gaming stuff?  Or sign on for my Patreon? You make the call!

Nov
12
2017
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Nov
05
2017
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Patreon microfiction: ‘Fear Not.’

Fear Not…”  ah, angels are fascinating concepts.  Fascinating, infinitely suitable for stories, and terrifying beyond rational thought.  You can run them through the Michael Landon filter for a while, but… they always snap back to the original conception.

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