What could make the crew of the Dizzy Chick make a run outside the safety of the Winter Belt? Part 1 of 5.
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Longtime Patron Logan W. asked me for this. It makes sense, and I’d like to say of course I had one planned!…but you owe this to Logan. Thanks, sir!
I’ll pretty it up, add timestamps and hyperlinks and post it here and on Patreon (when I have released a couple more episodes).
It’s beta, but it’s mostly accurate. Some of these stories are public and some are patron-only.
Starting with the earliest stories and working up to ‘modern day’ setting in Farlost:
Signals: Val From Capra
Signals: Coping Diaries
Dreams and Light: Hallis
Signals: Carlin & Hobbes on the Rock
Signals: The Sherrod Declaration
Signals: Carry the Weight
Signals: Counting Sheep
The Winter Belt (in progress)
Adda awakens after the warehouse blaze, recalling events -recent and ancient- which have driven Jayne away.
TEASER/ART REVEAL FOR THE NEXT EPISODE: With his and Jayne’s lives hanging in the balance, Adda must convince Nic he’s not a Dragon collaborator.
Part of what Adda tells Nic- to convince him he deserves to continue breathing- is about the day he first came to Locklaw.
Farley finds four kids in trouble, one stabbed and close to death, who know something about the Warehouse Blaze.
Danny steps onto his first crime scene as a Metro Detective.
Danny and Marsh size each other up during an elevator ride through history and hypocrisy.
Sitting down to talk with his opposite number, Martin Ladouceur, Spillane reads between the lines -and treads carefully.
Disgraced ex-cop Nicodemus Usher asks a question he’s not ready to hear the answer to…
Over his mid-morning broth, Sergeant Farley ponders recent events in Farlost.
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(Minor spoilers for Farlost: Arrival).
Danny (sorry, Daniel’s) first day on the job as a Detective in Metro gets off to a rough start.
Spillane puts plans into motion, and the first fallout arrives at the roadhouse.
I’ve also learned, as in writing, less is frequently more 🙂 Here it is embiggened & clickable.Continue reading
Nicodemus Usher learns the hidden truth behind a lifetime of whispers.
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The free podcast and every Patron feed got hit with new releases today. Some saw several new adventures show up, as early access from upper tiers unlocks.
There will be more new episodes through December and the holidays — to keep you distracted from the holiday/family/workplace drama/boredom/stress/crazy people!
There’s more Farlost Signals coming out as well as more episodes of The Winter Belt.
The theme for the next few episodes might be….crossing the streams? OH, AND You’ll see the guy in the picture again. Real soon.
Stay tuned, all, and stay sane this month!
PS: If you’re a fan of my calibre of entertainment, become my patron now to lock and load more adventures for your enjoyment, and to help me write the next one!
It does not go as planned.
That covers web & podcast hosting, email, e-commerce (selling & memberships), cloud storage & archiving all on one bill, instead of $15-20/month to libsyn, plus all other services a la carte.
(stares at bill again)
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I’ll just be googling options to sell blood plasma in the corner…
Nic receives a guest.
Nic endures a little talk with the Wayward Arms’ manager.
Nicodemus Usher ponders his fall from grace.
He is the Manager at the Wayward Arms hotel in the Piertown district–and bane of the Wayward’s newest tenant, former police detective Nicodemus Usher.
The first half of my 49 part audiobook for ‘Alliance Marines: The Road to War’ is back online for Multiverse/All access and First Wave/Early access patrons. The second half will be up before Hallowe’en.
I’m planning to re-release it in Kindle and Audible this year but for now you can’t get it in Kindle or Audible at all, only as my Patron. Which I think is kinda cool 🙂
Most members of the Tumbler species are loyal, passionate and susceptible to manipulation. They can be deadly warriors (like brainwashed System Guard soldiers) or true friends and team-mates (like Newark and Posk on the Betty McKenna) depending on how they are guided.
“This is your Manta on the city beat, Jarvie, live-streaming on multiple nets from a Piertown that ground to a halt early this morning.
Behind me you can still see plumes of white smoke climbing towards the Pier. That smoke is all that remains of several entire blocks of warehouses destroyed in a mysterious blaze early this morning.Continue reading
A sneak peek for First Wave and ‘Lifer’ Patrons at a familar face stepping back into the story.Continue reading
Officer Farley, steering the chaos at the warehouse fire, has an unsettling conversation with Spillane.
A distracted Spillane fears the worst.
Cause and effect ripple out from Jayne’s actions.
Lives are weighed and saved, committing many lives on a trajectory from Locklaw… to the Belt.
A protector weighs how much justice will cost.
Something is stirring in the Winter Belt…but the trail begins in Locklaw Sky City.
Hey Patrons ‘n listeners! What’d you think of the Sherrod Declaration (or the last free podcast)?
Next up? Winter Belt jumps back into your feeds!
But first, I need to get some thoughts on where to take my publishing/crowdfunding next.
Farlost playing card game digital & physical reward?
Patron-only fiction that never goes out to Audible or Kindle?
Option X: *that’s your cue to tell me* 🙂
PATRONS IN THE HOUSE
To create more fiction, more exclusives and some physical reward, I’ll need more patrons.
On average ‘content’ (ugh, hate that word) on my website alone sees 15,000 unique hits a month. I’d like to convince 1% of that number (150) to become patrons. Having patronage goals to aspire to seems to help build momentum, and this is where I’m starting.
Some of you ask how to help, and some of you just want the goods or to send me a private ‘nice job’ email every once in a while. Whichever you are, it’s cool with me, it’s very cool in fact that you dig my stuff.
If you want to do something more to help, reviews or just stars are one way.
Another way–ONLY if there’s someone you think will like this in particular–you can help is by passing on your recommendation along with a link to the free podcast or to becoming a patron.
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BACK TO WORK, WRITER MONKEY!
Okay, okay, sheesh! I’m now turning off the harsh realities of needing money, turning on the writing side of my brain. Stay tuned for more Farlost!
When I created my War of the Worlds homage “Asunder” I looked for music to accompany the podcast. It’s part of my process, and when I hear the sounds that match the thoughts in my head, they spark another round of creativity.
Like most of the compositions I use, I came across Danosongs because he offers royalty free license with attribution. Ibrido Umano by Danosongs was the perfect song I never knew ‘Asunder’ needed.
60 Episodes. SIXTY! Now THAT’s a Binge!
I had a lot of fun re-releasing this podcast for patrons (the first ten are also playing along with other stories, free & complete, in the podcast). I hope you enjoyed the re-listen…or was it your first time listening?
I was nervous some of you would be annoyed by hearing a 4 year old ‘re-run’ story (I hope the five new Farlost: Signals episodes I launched before ‘Arrival’ took the sting out of it if that describes you 🙂
Now I’m through, listening along with you, I’m glad I did it.
For some of you, it’s all about the stories. For others it’s about getting the scoop behind the stories, communicating with me, or extra perks.
I want this to be a community where everybody gets something out of supporting me. I’m working on new Farlost: Winter Belt and planning something different for October/Hallowe’en.
In the meantime, thank you for listening (my numbers say a heckuva lot of you did!). So, let me know if this was a first time listen, a ‘re-watch’ experience, and hit me up with questions, conspiracy theories, comments, whatever.
I love seeing people buy my books or audiobook titles…but first and foremost it’s you folks listening along live, that I have in mind as I write.
Thanks again for being here!
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Graphic depicting major Arrivals in Farlost’s history.Continue reading
Gallery of FARLOST St character illustrations and concept art.Continue reading
After the Farlost Arrival marathon, The Winter Belt will return. That’s one Epic premiere. This website is another. Both kind of sum up where I am as a writer and storyteller right now.
This is a public post for all my readers & listeners, an end-of-summer check-in from me to you & a place for Patrons to leave me their thoughts & feedback on the work, the site, the patron-RSS feed, whatever’s in your heads, folks!
More after the jump. Continue reading
My Mac chose NOW to crash’n burn?!
Fear not Patrons, all 10+years of podcasts & stories will return AND…. user-specific RSS feeds on Serving Worlds will appear with your login info.
And in the meantime, let me know what you thought of Farlost: Signals, & if you want more in that format.
I got sick, but I’m on the mend. So, as I rebuild the site’s fiction, patron rewards and podcast archives, I am re-posting the entire 60-episode run of ‘Farlost: Arrival” for Season Pass Patrons & higher (Join Us!).
It’s a great time for a special event, having just launched a new full-cast series ‘Farlost: Signals’ in the free podcast feed with some great voices, go check it out!
Farlost: Arrival is the first of 3 novels, 3 novellas, 2 short stories & counting in the Farlost ‘verse. Enjoy!
Much offline here, as the Control Room is being upgraded.
Please stand by.
And don’t touch the green wire.