When Misery's roof caves in, letting in altogether too much sunlight to suit her, she ponders her options for getting it repaired. Humor is altogether useless. Joy makes her cringe, and Anger would only make things worse. Honesty offers the advice Misery really didn't want to hear—call on Love.
Misery was first introduced to readers in the virtual pages of Aeon Thirteen, in 2008. She makes her second appearance as of today in this short story e-book available on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.ca, and all Amazon stores worldwide, with cover, formatting, and interior book design by Zone 1.
Misery Loves will be available soon at other e-book stores, too.
“Fantasy stories are meant to surprise us—both those who write them and those who read them. Some take us to richly detailed alternate worlds. Others speak directly to the strangeness and mystery that lurks around the edges and just beneath the surface of everyday life. All have the freedom to be outlandish for the sake of exploring some facet of the human condition....”
Misery Loves explores the human condition with humor and insight.
Craig's Whistling Kettle Press has also produced a chapbook of stories about moments when the boundary between the explicable and the fantastic vanishes. Lifted Veils is available direct from the publisher.