I’m so excited I can barely sit still. Which I’d better do quickly, if I expect you to be able to read what I type. Today is the cover reveal of my new FREE short story, “How the Lizard Got Back Her Legs!” It’s a Greek myth, and my first EVER hand-drawn cover. And y’all know by now it wasn’t drawn by me. It’s another genius creation of Streetlight Graphics. I don’t know the exact name of the artist, but isn’t she talented?
I love this cover for so many reasons. The whimsical nature really resembles the cover for my MG fantasy novella, Castles in the Air. At least, I think it does. And I have another novella coming up later this year that I hope will have a similar tone. So if you like “quirky,” there is definitely more of that on the way!
Anyway, I really have to hand it Streetlight. They did an excellent job. I kinda put them through the ringer on this one with insane levels of pickiness. I mean, more insane than I usually am. But I love the result! If you read the free short story (and you WILL *glares*), you’ll know the expression on the lizard’s face suits her perfectly. She really is a clever little gal.
And Ares (the middle deity)–OMG! Not to be inappropriate, but . . . rawr! Is it possible to have a crush on a digital image?
So what’s this FREE short story about?
Well, since you asked so nicely, here’s the official blurb:
“Once upon a time, in ancient Greece, there was a lizard who lost her legs when she angered the gods. Now a lowly snake, she’d do anything to prove herself worthy of having legs again. When three very important gods need her help, the snake gets her chance. But can she accomplish the nearly impossible tasks they set before her? Especially if one is rescuing the son of the mighty Zeus? The snake has to try, or she’ll be doomed to slither along the ground . . . forever!
Are you a fan of Rick Riordan, The Goddess Girls, or Heroes in Training? Looking for a funny short story? If so, you’re in luck—download this exciting myth today! Approximately 3,000 words, or 12 pages.”
My new FREE short story will be here soon!
I plan to publish “Lizard” in the coming weeks at all the usual venues, so stay tuned to the site to learn the minute it’s up for grabs. In the meantime, check out some of my other work to whet your appetite.
What do you think of the cover for my new free short story? Tell me in the comments!