Over the last week, I’ve seen a great increase in the number of downloads of my perma-free short story, Autumn Sky. I’m not going to question why, any reason is good enough for me! But it feels good to see this short story climb the charts once more, for various reasons.
When I first wrote this story, it was meant to be a full-length novel based on my experiences. But when it came to putting the words on paper, I just couldn’t do it. It was too raw, too upsetting, and far too difficult to write. So I decided to try a shorter version, using only a few key events and changing some details completely. Autumn Sky was the result.
Initially, I wasn’t particularly enamoured by this story. It was too personal for me to feel any emotions about it. And then the reviews started to come in, and I…
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