Mortal Gods: “HVT” is a short story I’m writing. It will fall under the Mortal Gods: NATSEC umbrella of stories I’ve previously mentioned. I plan to publish it in full and for free here and, likely, at Liberty Island as well.
Enjoy the cover art for now. I’ll work on finishing the story as soon as possible.
Prose stories do not require artwork. However, prose stories struggle to find an audience without it. And what good is a story if no one is reading it? So here is the latest on the forthcoming artwork for the forthcoming tales from Liberate Liberty—here is what it will be as of now and here is what it can be if enough people support the stories.
I commissioned original artwork for both Mortal Gods: Ignition and Winning through Losing. The total of four separate commissions cost a significant amount of money. But it was worth it for those books. I’d like to commission more artwork for forthcoming stories (more of which I will post about this week—including how the first story will begin its serial publication this week or the next) but I need to make sure there is the demand for it.
So as of right now I’m creating the artwork for my latest work. I’m teasing excerpts of some of it above and in the images below. Some of what you see now might be different in its final form. And some of …
Another story I am working on completing is the first story for a potential young adult series called, The Stought Brothers. I will publish the story in its entirety as a serialized story and for free at BarbWire.
I will judge how people respond to it and if it does well enough I may be able to proceed with the series, publishing the next book for sale as an eBook.
The logo you see to the right is the working logo for The Stought Brothers. If it proceeds as a series, then there probably would be an entirely new design along with cover art for the book.
Here is the general outline for The Stought Brothers.
Two brothers, 16- and 18-years old (a sophomore and a senior in high school), travel the world with their parents. Their father is a highly skilled doctor specializing in brain surgery, and he travels the world under the sponsorship of his church so he can provide life-saving operations across the globe. He takes his family with him wherever he travels.
During their travels, the bro…
Mortal Gods: “HVT” is nearing its conclusion. And as it does, I’ve collected a few news items that somehow relate to at least one part of the story.
“HVT” is not about any real-life event or organization (past, present, or in the future), but it does include elements of reality and it presents a unique solution to a real-life challenge within the confines of the fictional Mortal Gods universe. Read the story to find out more. And as you do, reference the following news items to help you think about the ideas and plot the story presents.
** “New York Air Guard Pararescuemen test Orion spacecraft rescue support equipment in Hawaii” (DVIDS, March 7, 2017)
** “The Army Just Started Producing Its Brand New Ballistics Helmet” (Task & Purpose, March 23, 2017)
** “Air Force’s Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record” (Space.com, March 25, 2017)
** “JNIM claims number of attacks across Mali” (The Long War Journal, April 18, 2017)