As promised, here is the link to my short story, “Wolf’s Moon Night”, which was published today on FiveOnTheFifth.com:
Thank you to Five on the Fifth for accepting and publishing my story!
Here’s some basic info about it:
Title: “Wolf’s Moon Night”
Genre: dark fantasy / horror
Publication Date: February 5, 2017
Publisher: FiveontheFifth.com, Volume 2, Issue 4, February 5, 2017
Brief Summary: Davlin the shepherd boy shrugs off the folktales he has heard his entire life as stories his grandmother uses to scare him. But the Wolf’s Moon reveals the line between truth and myth has been blurred. Only then does Davlin understand he should have been scared all along.
Interesting Tidbit: This story takes place in the same universe as The Warden of Everfeld: Memento, but is separated both geographically and temporally… as in “Wolf’s Moon Night” takes place about 300 years before the events of WoEM in a region several hundred miles to the south of Everfeld.
Let me know what you think in the comments!
7 thoughts on “My Short Story is Live! – “Wolf’s Moon Night””
I got the page bookmarked. I mean to read it tomorrow. I’ll post my thoughts as soon as I get a chance! Already shared the link on my end of the Twitterverse.
Wow, thank you! Can’t wait to hear your feedback.
Just finished reading. Had a sort of interesting day, but I wanted to read it. Nice suspense. Beautifully tragic ending. The prose was nearly poetic. I’m always…frustrated might be the best word…by short fiction. I like character, but to develop character requires depth and time. It’s a nice short. I’m so happy you’re published and running. Can’t wait to see your book in print!
Thanks Matt! I agree, short fiction is not the medium to develop depth in characters. This particular story has been in my head a long time, and is basically me dipping my toe into this world. I’d like to do more in this particular “region” as well.
You have a good grasp of details and background information. Everything felt rooted in the scene, and I never felt like the story lost me. There’s a nice rhythm to how information is revealed. I think the character of Davlin was well revealed through his perspective on others. I think my only criticism would be sometimes sentences feel a little unecessarily long, but only sometimes. It was also a little surprising for the men of a little village to be so well armed, though I don’t think I know enough to conclusively say that.
The verse is also a nice touch.
Overall I liked it. I think there’s something refreshing about a story with a smaller scale, one little town, instead of the whole world.
I do wish the story kept going, maybe an additional half or third, or maybe a couple hundred words to show us a little more of “how it’s going to end”.
Thank you! I definitely tend to ramble sometimes in my exposition. I want to explore extra elements like how this village fits in with the world around it and what happens to those taken into Glomfeld in later stories. My goal for this was simply to portray a vivid snapshot of this world. I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
In that case it sounds like this could become an anthology. I look forward to the next chapter.