Today’s the day. The Sockdolager is live with my story, “Hide Behind.”
I’ll have more to say later, but for now, the short version: “Hide Behind” is set in the same world as “Tall,” an American West where folklore is fact.
Meet Hayashi Yuna, a frontier doctor struggling to unlock the secrets of a preternatural tree alongside her research partner, Ruthie. When a local giant is murdered, the struggle to unravel buried secrets becomes far more immediate, and the potential consequences far deadlier.
You can read the story free online here. If you’re inclined to buy a copy from the wonderful folks at The Sockdolager who took a chance on it (and why wouldn’t you be?), here’s links to a bunch of different options:
You can also subscribe to The Sockdolager over on their site. Today is the day of options, I tell you.
This story isn’t a sequel. More of a meanwhile somewhere else. Having read “Tall” might make you more familiar with a world building element or two, but you absolutely don’t need to have read “Tall” to understand “Hide Behind.” (though if you’d like to, the collection it’s in is still available).