This weekend I finished a new 6000 word short story called “Feeding the Souleater.” The concept is that in order to travel across a particularly dangerous icy wasteland, people need the aid and protection of giant wolves called souleaters. In return for its services, travelers need to feed the souleater a piece of themselves, a brightness associated with one of their memories. Sometimes the animal doesn’t like what it finds inside a person’s soul, however, and may turn on the one that feeds it. Some souleaters are more dangerous than otheres–and some who work as couriers have particularly unpleasant things within their spirits.
I will start shopping the story around soon. I can’t say how long it will be until it finds a home, but I’m eager for all of you to see it.