Beyond the Gate: Stories from the world of The Dream Engine is now available!
This is the anthology of short stories that I contributed to over the summer. My story is near the beginning, and I also developmentally edited every other story in the anthology! I’m pretty proud of my work!
Here’s an excerpt from my story:
Martin stumbled up the path , back the way he came, barely making it past the edge of the Fog before he fell to his knees. He collapsed out of breath, heaving his lunch into the grass. His eyes watered. His scalp sweat. The sour taste of bile filled his mouth. In spite of all of this, he could not help but be pleased with the day’s work.
He had thrown his gear and supplies to one side of the path just before collapsing on the other. They had been similarly abused often enough that Martin no longer worried. It would all need to be replaced and replenished soon anyway. This physical wear and tear—on him and his equipment— was worth the reward.
Wiping his mouth on the back of his hand, Martin looked up the path towards Waldron’s Gate . He wondered if he could return home before his wife did. His fear was receding, but he knew from previous adventures it would still take another few moments for him to catch his breath.
There are some really fantastic stories in this anthology! I can’t wait for you to read it!
Waldron’s Gate, capital of Alterra. A land powered by steam, but inspired by the power of dreams, and surrounded by the mysterious Fog.
The Dream Engine explored this city. Now you are invited to go Beyond The Gate.
Twenty-three authors will take you over, under, into, and beyond the Fog in this cross-genre compilation of short stories.
From time travel to romance, young adult to horror, science fiction to historical fantasy, you’ll discover tales that delight, intrigue, and maybe even shock you.
This is only the beginning.