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Serial Adultery Excerpt

Happy Anniversary.

Nine years ago today I uploaded the first chapter of the Pine Valley Chronicles. I rewrote it once, ages ago when I updated the first fifteen chapters to match the style of the later entries. I rewrote it, oh, half a dozen times more in the process of adapting the first nine chapters into my upcoming novel, A Symphony of Sex and Death, Book 1: Serial Adultery, which adapts and expands considerably on the events and characters chronicled here.

I've never regretted the time spent writing this story. It's been rewarding to hear the odd comment about it, especially from my tiny cadre of regular readers. A silent audience of, at its peak, a few hundred have enjoyed (?) the twists and turns of my ridiculous story with me. It continues to be a source of pleasure which I don't have any intention of ending any time soon.

So here's my anniversary present to you: the prologue and first chapter of Serial Adultery.

Excerpt in .pdf format!

It'll want to open in fullscreen mode; that's the closest thing to eBook style you can get, so it's pretty awesome. The print edition will look something like this except that the pagination will be a bit different and the pictures won't be in full colour. For colour illustrations you'll want the eBook. Hmm. Maybe I should add an eBook excerpt here too? Yeah, let's do that.

Excerpt in .epub format!

As this is just the stuff from the first Chronicles chapter it won't contain a lot of the violence and absurdity which characterize the remainder of the book. It's pretty funny, though, and plenty wacky, and there's eleven illustrations of various things, seven of those things being characters.

The full book will *likely* be available on October 29, the ninth anniversary of Chapter Nine - the last chapter adapted in Serial Adultery.


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Oct. 13th, 2019 08:53 pm (UTC)
Just read the whole thing -- it's delicious! And yeah, it doesn't read like a recycled Sims story at all. Fresh... fun... FUNNY. I love that you've kept the Maker/break-the-fourth-wall thing. And the whale penis. And that if I look at Chapter 4 there will undoubtedly be a perfect ass exactly where indicated.

Wow -- 9 years, eh? How time flies. Thank you for sharing your brilliance with us :)
Oct. 14th, 2019 05:08 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. I've just given the intro and Chapter 1 their final final final edit, tidying up some awkward bits. Gonna do one or two per day until shortly before the final release. I've read the book eight times from start to finish so it's almost impossible for me to force the words into my brain at this point. I'm ready for the kid to leave home - and to focus on the second one, which is moving along.

I think you'll find that all the good jokes migrated, unless they refer to user interface stuff or Sims intellectual property. The bad jokes have been terminated with extreme prejudice.

Said ass is precisely where it's said to be, and it is perfect.

Thank you for the inspiration :)
Oct. 15th, 2019 02:22 am (UTC)
Heh, editing is only fun the first or second time though, right? I can imagine how much you want to be done with that now and move on.

I don't even remember any bad jokes, but I know this is 2019 and tastes have changed.

I look forward to seeing that ass!

And good luck with the "launch"!
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