As my regular readers (both of you) know, the short story prequel to The Ligan of the Disomus I decided to write in November, “The Crow and the Kinnebeck,”* has reached 4000 words at perhaps one fifth to one fourth complete, and is stubbornly insisting on becoming a novelette. At the least.
The first of eight parts is up now for my First Readers, God bless ’em, but for everyone else let me present a world cloud based on that first part, courtesy of wordle.net.
* I’m under the impression that keeping the title inside quotes, rather than italicized, will convince it that it is indeed a short story. You know, like trimming a bonsai.