For the next two days, my story “A Scatter of Bones” is available for free at Amazon (after that it returns to .99): http://www.amazon.com/A-Scatter-of-Bones-ebook/dp/B004OR1ONC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325436242&sr=1-1
This story is technically my first ‘literary child’ because it’s the first short story (or novel) that I actually finished, after a few decades of dedicated scribbling. I started the actual story in the summer of 1978 – it was supposed to be my Great American Novel. Aaaaand it only took twenty seven years for me to eke a short story of out it. I’m sure that’s nowhere near any kind of record.
Happy New Year!