Friends Like These (2014)

I wrote this in one night, when I was sick to death of working on my novel. A friend of mine suggested writing something that had nothing whatsoever to do with the universe of my books. It came out almost exactly like this (yes, including the egregious overuse of semicolons).

It’s not SF or fantasy. It could perhaps be spec fic, sort of. It’s probably best classified as some sort of mystery, but it’s not a whodunit.

And yes, now that you mention it, there is a big rock behind my house.