After my mom died in 2009, I—being a writer—decided to take solace in writing. I gave myself over to my pen; just got out of the way, and let whatever wanted to happen, happen.
And what happened surprised me: a very short novella directly inspired by the iconic tales from my youth—Peter Pan, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz—but shot through with the urgency of a mother's love.
An even more unexpected consequence was that it ended up being a hymn to fatherhood as well; not to mention a kind of valedictory love letter to the vast landscape of juvenile genre fiction that I was, belatedly, leaving behind me.
In short, a very strange little piece of fiction. I was advised that it was basically unsaleable. But it means a lot to me, so I've made it available as an unofficial Kindle single for just 99¢.
If you check it out, let me know what you think. I'd love to know your reactions.