Free read

As an introduction to The Pathfinders series, Finch Books are giving away Pete’s Story, a short story some of you might have already read. If you haven’t, here’s the blurb:

In the unreal world of the Abomination, only the young and brutish and their brutalised playthings survive. Pete’s Flay tribe whiles away the time before the return of the Burnt Man and the end of the end, by inventing new and more barbaric games. Meanwhile, wormholes tear up the fabric of time and space and it isn’t only refugees from the past that use them as an escape route. Ever heard of ratmen?



You can get it here free download from the Finch Books site.



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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

18 thoughts on “Free read”

    1. It’s a bit that was edited out of the novel as introducing a surplus character (Pete)—too complex for young minds to cope with. It explains a bit of the story, and I like delving into the different characters’ back stories.

      1. I feel the same way. The back stories add more depth to the characters and more importantly, it’ll brings the reader a bit closer to that character. I have a problem of focusing too much on every single detail when I’m writing which makes the story big and makes it hard to maintain consistency on the long run!

      2. That’s where another pair if eyes comes in useful. We do get bogged down in stories we know inside out, it’s conveying what we know to the reader without confusing them completely that’s difficult.

      3. Indeed! You know being here, reading and commenting, it’s really helpful. Other wise it would be really hard to know all these things, even though they are just inside. It really needs something to get out. It reminds me of a tale about the guy who invented sewing machine (I hope it’s true, it would be sad if it wasn’t) he was stumped when he couldn’t invent a needle to be used in the machine and one night he had a dream in which a tribal person was poking him with a spear am in the tip of its blade, it’s had a hole. He used that idea on the machine?

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