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Old 08-22-2010, 11:53 AM   #1
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Post Sole Sacrifice - free short story (novella)

A few years ago, I wrote a story about how one of the characters in my novel became who he is. I wrote it for my own consumption, but I figured I'd put it out there for the heck of it.



Sole Sacrifice
Sithral Tyr watched helplessly while three of his children died of a strange illness. When his last remaining son falls ill, he gives up on his clan's shaman and goes in search of a cure. His journey takes him to a land of danger and debauchery where he's forced to make the ultimate sacrifice in the hopes of saving not just his son but his entire village.

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It's a tragic story with a dark ending. If you prefer stories with a happy ending, this probably isn't for you.

8/26/10 Update: I'd originally listed it for free, but I want to put it on Amazon. Here's a coupon you can use to get it free at Smashwords: JR68L

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Old 08-23-2010, 03:38 AM   #2
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Is it part of your novel? Like a prequel (however you spell that)
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:19 AM   #3
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No, it's really a standalone story, although it features the antagonists in The Kinshield Legacy. While I'm writing a novel, I often write short stories to illustrate why someone is the way he is. Sometimes those short stories get incorporated as flashbacks, but mostly they're just for me -- so I know the character better.

This was one of those stories.
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No, it's really a standalone story, although it features the antagonists in The Kinshield Legacy. While I'm writing a novel, I often write short stories to illustrate why someone is the way he is. Sometimes those short stories get incorporated as flashbacks, but mostly they're just for me -- so I know the character better.

This was one of those stories.
Interesting... I'll read it.. Thanks..
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