It’s the Little Things…

I purposefully set up the Hidden Things kickstarter project with a fairly short fundraising timeframe. For one thing, publicity ‘stuff’ is a kind of exhausting, and I want to keep the energy level high throughout the project, so short and sweet is the order of the day.

Which brings me to the first stretch goal.

Little Things short story collection – text and audio: Do you miss Calliope? What about Vikous? Ever wanted to take a Dragon bowling? ME TOO. Little Things will be a 50+ page collection of short and short-short stories set in the Hidden Things world, packaged with the audiobook, read by the author. Unlocked at $1450.

I’m happy to have the chance to talk about this for two reasons. First, it means we’ve already hit the main project’s funding goal, so Yay! Second, it’s something that just seems like a ton of fun to me.

So fun, in fact, that I’ve already started writing some of the stories that will go into the collection. Some. I can’t write them all, right now – at least one of them will involve input from a backer, and I haven’t asked them what they want, yet – but I thought you might like to see a partial … list of ingredients — the stuff I’ve thrown in the mixing bowl, so far.


Detective Johnson.

A very special photo booth.

Glass shards.

Old scars.

Broken bones – the small ones, in your feet.

A mask.

A tack hammer.

Clown makeup.

Someone who doesn’t need clown makeup.

The world’s second largest ball of twine.

… and a Dragon. Of course.

I’m not sure I should say more. These are short stories after all: give away too much, and you’re already at the end.

Little things can be pretty amazing.

I will say this: I am having an absolute blast writing them, and I really hope I get a chance to share them with you as part of this project.

Here’s what needs to happen.

Right now, we’re roughly $200 shy of this stretch goal. There are lots of ways to get there, and we have fifteen days to do it. I think there’s an excellent chance it can happen… if I get some help from all of you – if you meet someone who would love this project and tell them about it.

Think of these poor stories, these Little Things, suck in limbo.

I mean, I’m not saying I’m holding them hostage. I’m not evil.

But, in the coming months, I’m going to need to focus on this project, and if these stories don’t end up as part of the project, they’re going to have to wait awhile. No one will be more bummed about that than me.

But I don’t think that’s going to happen. I think we can hit this stretch goal.

We can make the world of Hidden Things a little bigger.

Interested in backing this project? Head to the Kickstarter page to find out more!

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