Trying Something New
I decided to take a different approach for one of my short stories. I came across a website, FictionArcade, which is basically an author uploaded site for short fiction. They allow authors to upload their own work for people to enjoy. It takes tokens to read stories, and each token costs .25 cents. Authors can charge up to three tokens per story, and they'll get .20 cents of that token paid directly to them. They run contests each month, and the winner of each contest (i.e. owner of most paid tokens) gets 250.00. I decided to give it a whirl and see what happens. So I uploaded my short story, "Mr. Abernathy's Music Box" which is a supernatural horror about a man with a broken music box searching for his drowned wife. If you would like to read it, please go here, and you can find it for a measly .20 cents. Worst case, I don't get anything, then I take the story down and call it a learning experience. Best case, people love the story and word of mouth drives some sales and recognition. Only time will tell.
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C.R. Langille writes horror, fantasy, urban-fantasy, dark fantasy, and is considering stepping into the sci-fi realm. He has a grasp of survival techniques, and has been a table-top gamer for over 16 years.