I've made minor revisions to "A Picnic with April," and queued it for posting. In addition to the ePub version here on the site, there is also an ePub version, with a cover image, available as a free (as in no cost to the reader) download on Lulu. It's the same text, and the version on SOL isn't going anywhere.
Sadly, Ms. Paloma does not permit comments, so I can't tell her directly how much I enjoyed the deliciously nasty first chapter of "Make-believe Mom." Great start.
For fun, I put "Emily" on Lulu as a free download. That's free as in no cost to the reader. It's exactly the same text as the version here on SOL, and the SOL version isn't going anywhere except perhaps into your library.
The Lulu version is the ePub formatting provided by SOL (thank you, SOL), with minor edits to the blurb only and a cropped cover image. It's a nice layout.
For those who wondered, Emily is recovering from surfer's myelopathy, sometimes called a spinal stroke, suffered the first time she tried surfing earlier in the year. Most people recover entirely with physical therapy and, as in Emily's case, some wheelchair time.
I posted "Emily" on Friday, April 26, 2014. The story as posted has hints or references to other events, past and future, and several readers have asked what happens next.
The truth is that "Emily" is part of what was to be a much longer story (my 2013 National Novel Writing effort, in fact) but, and I'm being honest here, the rest of it as written was not worth anyone's time. It really wasn't.
I haven't thrown it away and there's still a possibility that I'll be able to make something of it, but I don't want to make any promises.
Never say "never," but for now "Emily" is complete.