When you believe in independent publishing as a political act, start wondering about alternatives to sending out that odd, non-genre 5200-word short story for more submissions—especially to pubs with loooonnnnngggg response times. Especially when you have all the knowhow to publish a valid and properly formatted ebook. Especially when you think the story really is actually pretty fun. Especially when you have the fabulous Katherine M. Lawrence editing.

So you decide to throw it out there…

…and if nobody reads it, nothing lost! Nobody already was reading it—or nobody already wasn’t reading it.

Book cover with an illustrated yellow jacket against a black background
“Mabel and the Yellow Jackets” (a short story)

It’s on Kindle Unlimited right now, so it’s effectively free for subscribers. (Otherwise it’s a whopping 99 cents.) After the 90 days’ exclusive, it will go out to the other ebook platforms.

[Still sending out the science fiction and fantasy stories. For now, that’s all she wrote about writing and such.]