Tales from the Shift World are short stories set in the Shift World multiverse. I've set up a robust mythos in Shift World but given the pace I can write novels I thought it would be a waste to only release a Shift World story once every year or two. Plus if I only write books, I couldn't write a story set outside the worlds of Shift World I for a decade.
I call these tales semi-canonical because compared to a novel, I can't spend as much time proofing and correcting a short story that I need to write, edit, and post in a weekend. That means that these shorts will be considered canonical unless I accidentally write something that a novel contradicts. If that happens I'll try to fix the short story to be accurate, if not, though, the novel will be canonical over the short.
People Lost in a Maze: Feb 20th 2016: 1000 words. Three strangers wake in the middle of a hedge maze. No one understands how they arrived or how they can escape. Their only clue is a sign that reads 'Ye with sin can not touch these walls.'
Universe Bound: Barren Archipelago I March 6th 2016: 1000 words. X and P explore a small island but must eventually flee.
Universe Bound: Barren Archipelago II March 15th 2016: 800 words. P explores the ocean for the first time.
Universe Bound: Barren Archipelago III March 22nd 2016: 1200 words. P explores a derelict research station.
Universe Bound: Barren Archipelago IV May 11th 2016: 550 words. P reports his discovery to a local command center and receives a less than warm reception.
Now that the semester is over, I will get back to posting each week. It may be a few weeks until I'm back on a regular schedule.
December 7th no new Guest Posts until I receive more submissions. Are you a writer interested in posting? Click here.
I will try to post at least 1 short story a week. I will post after completion Monday Morning .
Shift World I
Shift World II
Death of Freedom: Temperance - I November 21st 2016: 2550 words. Hard boiled detective Joe Freedom is set on the murder case of a junky waitress named Temperance. Her body was found by her employer and Joe needs to figure out why someone would kill such a lowly creature.
Death of Freedom: Temperance - III December 5th 2016: 1300 words. Detective Freedom believes he's solved the murder case of Temperance Smith. Can he get a confession? Does he even need one?