Chapbooks are common within the grassroots poetry scene. This example was originally put together in 2004 and later re-issued in PDF form. It presents a small collection of poetry from the serious, through the mischievous, to the downright silly. If it's a little bit raw in its presentation, that reflects the nature of chapbooks. These were -- are? -- no frills vehicles for the delivery and exchange of poetry.
Relatively new to the poetry scene when it was first published back in 2001, hence the title, Mark Cantrell presented a small collection of his poetry to mark his début as a poet. This wasn’t only in the written form, but as a performance poet standing up to be counted at the microphone before an audience of his peers. Indeed, it was the influence of open mic poets that first inspired him to capture his poetic thoughts on paper and present them aloud.
Try before you buy. This is a substantial sample section of the novel, CITIZEN ZERO, published in PDF and released under a Creative Commons license. Find out more about the novel on the FICTION page of this website.
A complete short story taken from the anthology ISOLATION SPACE, released as a free sample. The perils of hitch-hiking pale against experience when Sarah finds herself picked up by a vampire, but there's more to the encounter than the thrill of the chase...