Some of you may not be aware that there’s a fairly recent short story of mine, available for free on your e-reader from Lulu.com. It’s available here. (And it’s also available on the iBookstore). If you don’t have an e-reader, you can download Adobe Digital Editions here (for free) and read it on your computer.
Here is the story synopsis:
“From Switzerland to Spain to a remote island in the South Pacific that straddles the International Date Line, Dale is being chased all around the world–or at least he thinks he is. His pursuer, a creature called Hieroglyphus, is trying to control the space-time continuum by means of something called the Ideal Clock. There’s just one problem: at any given moment Dale can never be sure where–or who–Hieroglyphus is. This short story by Sean Munger, author of “Life Without Giamotti,” explores the boundaries of human conceptions of time, and why time may not always be as straightforward as it seems.”
I originally wrote “The Antimeridian” in early 2010 while riffing on various ideas that I’m trying to work into my larger book, The Valley of Forever. That book has been extremely difficult to write and it may still take years to get into shape. But, I continue to plug away at it little by little. In any event, “The Antimeridian” is a glimpse into the sort of concepts–time, space, and the limits of our perception–that I deal with in The Valley of Forever. The story was substantially revised at the end of 2011 when I decided to make it a stand-alone work, a small taste of what’s to come.
Anyway, if you’d like to read a short story of mine absolutely free, here it is!