Monday, 13 May 2013

purchasing single stories online

After I read Mike Carey's wonderful short story, Iphigenia in Aulis, in An Apple for the Creature, I searched around the internet, hoping I could download it as a single story and have it to re-read anytime I liked. But, alas, I wasn't successful in the search. It was one of those stories where you read the last word and sit in a moment of thoughtful silence, before flicking back through the pages to enjoy the highlights once more.

It was in the running for Best Short Story in The Edgars  this year, but didn't win. I will have to search out the winning story, because it must have been something special to beat Carey's tale.

However, I have come across another interesting site, called alfiedog, where you can buy single stories for a few cents. I think this is a site worth revisiting, because I certainly enjoyed the first story I purchased.


Anonymous said...

This is being expanded into a standalone novel coming January 2014 - The Girl With All The Gifts. Definitely go out and get it in the new year!

parlance said...

Ooh, thanks, Anonymous! I raced across to a few sites to read about it. I'll be buying it as soon as it comes out in 2014.