A Truant Disposition

"I must be idle."

Halloween Goodies

Ghost stories and eerie music, they really go together, don’t they? I have both! All this month I’m posting my ghost stories on Wattpad and if you want a bit of ambient music to go with it, check out my Halloween Soundscape album on iTunes, Amazon, or other digital music stores. This music is good for setting […]

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New Short Stories and Why Wattpad

I’m going to be posting ghost stories on Wattpad this month, some old, some new, some private (followers only), some public. Friday I posted a brand new science fiction story (public) on Wattpad, “Etiquette For the End of the World”. Below is the publication schedule for the month, and also thoughts on why Wattpad is a […]

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Countdown to Book Launch!

It’s March!! You may think that it means that spring is just around the corner, or you may be looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day, or March Madness. Well, you’ve got something else to look forward to: If Wishes Were Spaceships will be released March 29th! It’s available for pre-order from most stores. It’s a standalone novel, but I’m […]

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Her Voice, Everywhere

It’s been a while since I dropped a little story here. Here’s something for Valentine’s Day. It was inspired by an article I read a few years ago, about the widow of the actor who gave the “Mind the Gap” announcement on the London Tube stations, or used to. It’s a sweet story with a […]

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Preorder If Wishes Were Spaceships!

March 29, 2016…If Wishes Were Spaceships by Ainy Rainwater My upcoming novel, If Wishes Were Spaceships — which will be released March 29th — is now available for pre-order for $4.99, from most ebookstores! A few bookstores are lagging behind listing it, but it will be available from all the stores listed below — and you can preorder […]

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Rock and Rolling Thunder

A little bit of flash fiction on a rainy day. This goes nicely with my (free!) Rainmaker project on my Gymshoes Music site. I recently added a new track, “Summer Thunder”. 😀 She awoke before dawn to thunder and the restless movement of dogs on the bed. Light strobed against the curtains turning the sedate […]

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The Shepherd Of The Uncanny Valley

I was awakened at 5 am by one of the dogs urping. (She’s okay now.) As I was trying to get back to sleep, in that hypnogogic state, I saw a sheep with a hole in its head. The whole story unspooled itself in my mind word by word until I was fully awake and […]

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In the meantime…Favorite Fiction Podcasts

I’m busy working on the next book, which has turned into quite a project. I’m enjoying myself enormously, but realize that my friends, fans, readers, etc. need a steady dose of fiction — and I’ve still got a lot of writing to do! So, in the meantime, you can enjoy my favorite fiction podcasts. 🙂 […]

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The Ice Cream Castle

As promised…a ghost story for Halloween (though it’s also a good Christmas ghost story). Enjoy! The Ice Cream Castle  by Ainy Rainwater The sun was not seen all day, but around the time of sunset the snow fell harder, blurring holiday lights and threatening to blot them out altogether. The forecast indicated that there could […]

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A Spin Cycle On The Street

It sounded like a washing machine at the end of the spin cycle, a sort of mechanical oscillating deceleration—only doppler-shifted like a podracer going past. Thus it briefly entered my dreams as a white flying washing machine. The second time it came around it was louder and the dog barked, waking me. I got up, […]

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