June 9, 2009
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Mr. Penumbra's Twenty-Four-Hour Book Store
Okay! My short story, “Mr. Penumbra’s Twenty-Four-Hour Book Store,” is available now on all platforms in all universes!
It’s a 6,000-word story about recession, attraction, and data visualization. The keywords on Amazon are: books, book stores, cryptography, dating, the economy, Google, San Francisco.
“Customers who read this item also also read: the internet.”
But I have to tell you: It looks gooood on the Kindle.
Finally, you’ll enjoy this bit of background: The seed for the story was a tweet! Back in November, Rachel wrote: “just misread ‘24hr bookdrop’ as ‘24hr bookshop’. the disappointment is beyond words.”
That’s the kind of phrase you copy and paste into your idea-file, if you’re smart. Then, you rediscover it months later, and what does it turn into? Go find out.