Between now and the middle of January, you probably won’t have time to do much reading, but in case you do, here are a couple of short stories for you to consider. If I had to give them movie-style ratings, they’d fall somewhere between PG-13 and R. They’re free, too, until Dec. 25th. Look at it this way, you can always download them now and read them later.
Have you ever tried to make a little money on the side and had the whole effort go pear-shaped? We all have. “The Bitters of New Rangiroa” presents us with a group of colonists on an alien planet. (That’s a touch redundant, but read on.) They attempt to liven up their humdrum lives and make a few bucks in the process. Unexpected discoveries of an aphrodisiacal nature and consternation ensue.