SilverSaga Hint Fiction

 

Our Silverville Saga Hint Fiction 

The purpose of hint fiction is to ... well, hint at some larger plot, to imply it while still giving the reader a chance to participate in imagining where a story is going. We've modified this original intent a bit for our own purposes by taking the various threads and stories within the world we've created for the Silverville Saga series. Instead, we're previewing these threads for folks who've not yet read this or that book; we're also reminding those who have read the books about the various stories contained within the saga -- a chance to revisit those threads in 25 words or less.

We hope you enjoy these short pieces and invite you to drop by this blog from time to time for an occasional daydream trip to Silverville.

 

Silverville -- where anything is possible!



Little Greed Men (Silverville Saga, #1)



EXIT, STAGE(D AND DEADLY) RIGHT
Earl Bob Jackson had to piss – how was he to know it would be his last act on Earth?


RIVALRY
Something about Earl Bob (or whoever he was) reminded Buford too much of himself. And another reason not to trust the guy

HOWARD’S MISSION
The aliens had given him an important message to deliver to the world. If only he could remember what it was. 
 
THE SILVERVILLE SWINDLE
With cool charm and guile, Billy Noble knew he could work his con on Silverville. But what if there really were aliens? 


READY, AIM, FIRE!
Grady wasn't going to let that UFO land in the middle of Silverville. He loaded the mortar cannon and took his shot.


All Plucked Up (Silverville Saga, #2)


THE CURSE
Lela Buzzard Schlopkohl Pantiwycke wished she could find better last names, but even more, she wished the hauntings would stop. 


WHERE ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
Pleasance didn’t believe in coincidence, much less magic. The black marketeers she’d escaped in the Yucatan were in Silverville? That complicated matters a bit. 

CHICKEN DELIGHT
They were such majestic creatures. Lela couldn’t understand why she hadn’t appreciated them before she found those mysterious Conquistador coins. 

UNDERSTUDY
Maurice so enjoyed tutoring the unwitting Pleasance. He’d sold her how many times – four, five? Poor girl never seemed to appreciate the lessons he offered.




The Magicke Outhouse (Silverville Saga, #3)

TIME ENOUGH
Buford could make a bundle with the time portal – if only he could figure out how to stop it from killing any more clients.


IMPOSSIBLE ROMANCE
Sure, Micah Musil had a crush on prim little Puritan Sarah when he’d time-traveled. But his new co-worker April was so hot.

BETTER LEFT UNTOLD
Grady shouldna fallen asleep in that privy. Great-Great Grandpappy a worthless drunk, Great-Great Grandma a lady of the night? That was sure some dream!


WHO KNEW? WHO COULD?
Perry Pantiwycke was no stranger to adventure, but his time-travel into the future proved so unexpected, so … horrifying. His poor Silverville!
 


THROUGH THE EYES WE SEE
April needed a confidence boost before confronting the Men in Black. She popped out her current designer contacts. This called for the lizard lenses.

MR. GORBACHEV, BURN DOWN THAT OUTHOUSE!
Howard took a deep breath. He could do this; he could save Silverville. Maybe.
 


(Wanna learn more about hint fiction in general? Robert Smartwood invented the form, coining the term. Check out his marvelous collection gathered from a contest he sponsored a couple years back:

Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 words or fewer )