Constant Note #003

So I’ve adopted an orphan piece of short fiction that has long been looking for a proper home. I once wrote a short piece of flash fiction called Cash Job (previously published in THE BACK ROADS OF LIMBO), about some sort of futuristic private eye that has a body riddled with nanotechnology that enables him to heal from virtually every wound, in time. The thing is, it was deliberately written as throwaway flash fiction, but I always suspected it could be part of something bigger. Well, it doesn’t come much bigger than ‘Cold World’ in tCSoN. I have this plan that leads down the road of an approximately 288,000 word novel. So not insubstantial.

Anyway, that’s what I did yesterday, before writing over a thousand words for the Chyna story, where I basically pull a bait and switch, getting the sex and murder out of the way right up front. I’m about to go reread it and see if it lives up to my memory of it.

For those playing the home game, that’s five out of eight Acts started. I kind of like the idea that they are all sort of getting established before I nail down the furniture. Two more characters need to take center stage, and then we can all relax and settle in for the next few months. More updates will doubtless be along.


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