A few days ago marked the one-year anniversary of the publication of “Cardinal Rule: a short story” via SolaPress Publishing.
I’m celebrating the one-year anniversary of the publication of “Cardinal Rule,” and my journey as an author, by doing an exclusive JoeysPen.com Giveaway of the Kindle Edition of the short story. All you have to do to enter the giveaway is to comment on this post. I will contact you at the email address you used to leave the comment. I will gift to you “Cardinal Rule” for you to read via your Kindle enable device. (I’m giving away a total of 12 copies.)
I toyed around with the idea of being a published author for decades. Roughly a year ago, mid-2015, I told myself I was going to be more proactive in getting my stories published. I was preparing “Children in the City of the Fallen Towers” for publication, but was hit with the ideas for a story that eventually became “Cardinal Rule.” The inspiration was so intense that I ran with it. I stopped everything and wrote that story.
August 24, 2015, “Cardinal Rule” became available on Amazon Kindle. For this story, I took a character from a previously written story, Teddy from “Swiggers” and paired him with a new character Earline Jones.
During an ice cream date, Teddy and Earline flirt with each other while verbally jousting their way through a conversation. Earline seduces Teddy with the way she eats her strawberry ice cream. Teddy melts her heart with his offbeat sense of humor. They give their personal, and sometimes conflicting, views on the concept of love. They discuss the viability of being in a relationship together. And the ending? Let just say, it left a few readers wanting more…
Please note: If you don’t know how to use Amazon or a Kindle or the Kindle app, this giveaway isn’t for you. With that said, thank you to all of my supporters worldwide. And if you haven’t read a Joey Pinkney short story, this may be your lucky day.