The radio’s song scratches back into the truck’s speakers. Gerry adjusts his ballcap and shifts into gear. The twin mufflers reverberate underneath the license plate printed with CHEROKEE NATION and the dinged fender stickered with 9/11 NEVER FORGET and International Association of Fire Fighters. The country singer sings how killing time is killing him untilContinue reading ““All Clear” – a Bigfoot Yarn”
“Come on. Let’s check the Four-Zero.” “Bloodsuckers,” William Auten As soon as the rusted lock clicks off and the barn doors open, more hot moisture billows around them. Matt pushes back his ballcap. Winches, tools, sawdust soaking oil spots, and fiberglass clippings litter the broken-up concrete floor. Water plops from the ceiling and slides offContinue reading ““Bloodsuckers” on Patreon for Father’s Day”
A thank-you video to Patreon supporters for the recent publication of my short-story collection A Fine Day Will Burn Through. Not yet a Patreon member? Well…come on by, and I’ll treat you right. Amazon Barnes & Noble Bookshop IndieBound
Get a first gander at the cover for A Fine Day Will Burn Through: Stories by joining Patreon. Hollywood and Japan. The South and Midwest. Outer space and back home. Past and present. Myths and truths. Expectations and desires. Animals and humans. A storage locker and a softball game. A school play and an artContinue reading “A Fine Day Will Burn Through – Cover and Layout Preview for Patreon Members”
Starting with floors and paint, he renovates the kitchen after a month of smaller projects while he’s on leave. But do we need track lighting? his wife asks. Their yellow lab stands half sentinel, half coworker who never works because of drink, food, nap, or bathroom breaks. William Auten, “Home Improvement” “Home Improvement” (1,000-word shortContinue reading ““Home Improvement” Audio and Text for Patreon Members”
In Another Sun bookmarks are in and available for Patreon members! Come on and join Patreon and get ya some.
“Clay Jars (Kishōtenketsu)” and “Happy Hour” and an audio talking about both stories are available for Patreon members. And don’t forget to buy and the spread the word about my latest novel In Another Sun, available from Tortoise Books.
“King Tide,” my first Patreon post, is up and available for members. The 1,885-word story centers around a family celebrating their child’s birthday before a King Tide arrives. At the top of the stairs, I yell at Keith that we have to hurry and go now because the time has changed. My heart races. MyContinue reading ““King Tide” for Patreon Members”
William Auten Patreon page is now available. Through a subscription-style payment model, Patreon members contribute a monthly amount of their choice in exchange for exclusive access, extra content, or a closer look into the creators’ journey. This model is a win-win: Creators retain creative freedom while receiving support, and members know their money directly fundsContinue reading “Patreon Page Now Available”