The Self-Isolation Blues

We have reached an awkward time in our great nation’s history where the vast majority of us are trapped at home desperately trying to find a way to avoid all of those jobs we have promised our spouses and ourselves that we were going to complete whilst knowing deep down that we had more intention of riding downhill sitting on a cactus in a shopping trolley with a wonky wheel over speed humps.

I, like the rest of you, have a list of things I should be getting on with which are not procrastination, and like you I am completely failing.  Therefore in the name of doing as little as possible, I have made all the wonderful stories I have published free on Smashwords as part of the author gives back sale.  The aim of the sale is as it says in the title, to give back.  If our stories offer a sense of distraction, maybe the odd snicker, or provoke some form of cognitive function then we will be doing our bit to fight the self-isolation blues and hopefully offer some comfort in the darkest of times.

Thus all that is left to say is go forth my friends, stay indoors and take care of everyone that you love.  To download the 47th best collection of stories written by someone named Scott Andrews, click here.

Till next time.

Mia by Scott Andrews

Ladies, Gentleman and those of you in between I present to you my latest tale: Mia.  A story so short that it would struggle to climb aboard an ant.  Nonetheless, it is a story, and a story worth investing 5 minutes in.

Mia1Mia was born out of the realisation that sometimes it’s easier to be brutally honest within the boundaries of fiction than spelling it our directly.  Recently I found myself drawn to a topic again and again, and I never felt able to address it without my emotions getting the better of me.  Somehow I have managed to shoehorn them into a story which I hope will make each of you stop and think.

Without saying anymore I shall leave you with a teaser:

Mia, a troubled young woman is tired of the way her life is.  In the blink of an eye she is swept into a moment which changes the course of her life and has serious implications for her future.  If only someone would come to her rescue.  Unluckily for her, Nobody did.

You can download it for free by clicking on the links below:

Smashwords

Goodreads

Or simply read it in your browser on

Wattpad

If you like it  – share it, leave a review and let me know what you think.

‘All Hallows’ Eve’ Is Now Available

Finally I am both relieved and excited to announce that ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ is now available directly from Smashwords. Just in case you have forgotten what it is all about, check out this short description:

All Hallows' EveHalloween. The one day a year people wear ridiculous outfits, and drink for reasons they don’t understand. Unless they are British. Then they do that every day.

In a trendy London bar, three friends meet up at a fancy-dress party, in appropriately silly clothes for such an occasion. Each of them content to hide their true selves behind their costumes. The trouble is there are some things you can’t hide from. Like fate.

The good news is that Smashwords now offers the story in a wide variety of formats including Epub and mobi, for those of you that have an e-book reader and a PDF for those of you that don’t.  The less good news is that if you don’t have a Smashwords account, you will have to sign up for one.  However don’t panic, it only takes a minute and is incredibly straightforward.

To get ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ click here.

P.S.  Don’t forget to leave a review on Smashwords and Goodreads once you have read it.  And share it with every human being you ever come in contact with!

Albert Ross Is Free (for 1 week only)

As some of you may have realised I have quite an obsession with television.  As much as it annoys me, I cannot deny that it inspires me.  It’s for exactly that reason that for the next 7 days I am going to give ‘The Story of Albert Ross’ away for free.  And moreover it’s not without a sense of occasion that I have chosen today.

Today is an important anniversary in the history of television.  On October 2, 1925, John Logie Baird managed to transmit moving images with continuous tonal variation.  It was arguably the first ever transmission of moving images.  It took him until January the following year to perfect his invention.  Nevertheless, without it our lives would have looked considerably different.

To commemorate John Logie Baird’s breakthrough I am giving ‘The Story of Albert Ross’ away for free until midnight on the 9th of October.  All you have to do, is click here: www.smashwords.com and then choose which file type you wish to download.  After you click ‘buy’  you will be prompted to log in or sign up for an account.  As soon as you do either, you will be directed to the cart screen where you will find a coupon box underneath the price.  Enter the following coupon code – RX23u  and then you will have my story for free.  The only thing I ask of you is that if you enjoy the story, please review it wherever you find it, as it’s your reviews which encourage others to read my work.