Thirteen Press has now released the short story anthology In Vino Veritas, presently available at Lulu.com in eBook format for $5.09, or as a paperback for $14.68.
When people drink, all sorts of things happen… it brings out something in them, something that has been concealed: they develop a mood anywhere between happy and murderous. Within those two end pieces lies a range of emotions and actions which the talented Thirteen Press authors have explored in great detail in this exciting and fascinating anthology, guaranteed to make you reach for a bottle of something, beer, wine or spirits. Enjoy!
The stories all involve a drink in one fashion or another. In Vino Veritas includes three of my short stories, including the never-before-published story, “Medicinal Need.”
“Medicinal Need” isa new western tale about a seriously-injured young cowboy on a cattle drive and the medicinal bourbon offered by the trail boss to save the cow hand’s life. This story is my first short western.
“Another Wrong World” is the quick, amusing tale of a forlorn star pilot that must share his woes in exchange for a stiff Rigelian Rye on the house, first published in Issue 23 of Indigo Rising Magazine.
“Early Retirement” is the first person story of a forlorn astro-surveyor who learns something terrible about the fate of the world and his company’s role in that fate. The story begins as he encounters a gregarious problem-solver in an asteroid bar. It was first published in Static Movement.