My dear Friends & Readers,
Tor.com commissioned me to write a new short story unrelated to my other work. What a fun challenge! I let my imagination fly and this peculiar story sprang from my subconscious almost fully formed. It’s not a historical. It’s a mystical futuristic somewhat dystopian fantasy.
After the collapse of civilization Nora and her family live a quiet life in the Midwestern Plains until a great fiery god of the sky descends and makes her an irresistible offer—an offer that will take her away from those she loves forever.
“Earth, Midwestern Plains
The gods circle high above us in a never-ending ring of fire. Winged creatures that occasionally shimmer into view as if we mortals only deserve a fleeting glimpse of their majesty. Be they dragons, angels, or demons. No one knows. People have argued the question for more than a decade.”
Hop on over to https://www.tor.com/2016/11/30/dragons-of-tomorrow/ and see what you think.
So grab a plate of cookies, and happy reading!
Reviews are mied as always. Here’s what some people said about it:
“I love your stories! This one reminds me that we all are truly great and magnificent beings, and all connected.” – Madhuri Land
“Wow! What an imaginative tale! More! More!” – Liese Sherwood-Fabre, Pushcart prize nominee and author of The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes
And I’d love to hear your opinion.
This story inspired several artists to produce some incredible cascade of artwork on Instagram. You can find some of it still if you go to: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/dragonsoftomorrow/ to see more of the illustrations inside Instagram click one and scroll sideways through them. I was thrilled with these brilliant artists’ illustrations. They’re even more amazing in larger sizes.