Saturday, 31 January 2015

The Sound of Useless Wings - Free Short Story Alert

You might have heard me rave about the awesomeness of Cecil Castellucci's books. The first of her books I read was Tin Star . My favorite character in that book was Heckleck, so you can understand I was over the moon to discover Cecil Castellucci wrote a short story about him for

It is a beautiful story in my opinion.

And you can read it for free!

The Sound of Useless Wings
illustration by DOMINICK SAPONARO

In this prequel to Tin Star, we meet Heckleck, the Hort alien who befriends Tula Bane on the space station Yertina Feray in her fight for survival. In his modest beginnings, Heckleck is raised to understand that breeding and propagating his own kind is the sole reason for living. When he is called upon to settle on a new planet, he meets the daughter of a politician, Goglu, with whom he falls helplessly in love, and is determined to win over. But nothing is easy in love and space exploration, and when his plans become thwarted, he must find a new way of life.

This short story was acquired and edited for by Connie Hsu.

Read it here

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