Nicole J. LeBoeuf is creating Friday Fictionettes
3

patrons

$11
per month
Hi there. I'm Niki. I write stuff--fantasy, horror, surrealism, science fiction, magic realism, urban mythique. Weird stuff. Stuff like what you can read here and here, and have read to you here, and also purchase here and here.

Most of my stories that eventually find their way to publication begin as a timed freewriting session--writing to a prompt, noodling on an idea, playing with a recent dream, stuff like that. It's a daily routine. For every full-length story getting submitted to publishers, there's about a kajillion more freewriting sessions sitting on my hard drive like warm-up sketches in an artist's notebook.

I propose to share some of these sketches with you.

Each fictionette is short, usually between 1,000 and 1,250 words long. They tend to be a little raw and rough. But each is something new, never before seen or published, a sort of backstage snapshot from my daily process that's been polished up all shiny for your enjoyment. I'll post a new one to my creations stream here at the end of every month.

If you like what you see and you'd like to see more, consider becoming a patron. Patrons can download a new fictionette every first through fourth Friday of the month. In other words, you get early access to that month's free offering along with exclusive access to three more. Think of it as an inexpensive flash fiction subscription service, in roughly the same tradition as Bruce Holland Rogers's ShortShortShort or Catherynne M. Valente's Omikuji Project.

What do you get out of this? You get the warm fuzzies of knowing you're supporting a working writer. Thank you! Plus you get to see that support transformed like magic into more stuff for you to read. At higher levels of support, you'll get additional stuff, like audio downloads and, while supplies last, handmade physical story objects arriving in your mailbox which you will no doubt treasure forever.

For all your support, whether by monthly pledge or by simply reading along at home, my thanks.

Tiers
An ebook subscription to Friday Fictionettes.
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
A brand-new story-like object, about 800 to 1200 words long, once every first through fourth Friday. (Current available formats: PDF, EPUB, MOBI.) This is what the whole project is about.
Access the Audiofictionette.
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
An audio recording of each Friday's fictionette, narrated by the author (hi!) and downloadable as an MP3.
One-of-a-kind Fictionette Artifacts.
$5 or more per month 2 of 3 patrons
I will mail you a typed, illustrated, signed copy of one of the previous month's Patrons-only fictionettes. There will be doodles, illustrated capitals, and marginalia. There will be a surprise inside! There will even be genuine typewritten typos messily corrected with white-out ribbon and correction tape, which is how you can tell its handmade.
Fictionettes: The handbound chapbook collection.
$25 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
I will print, bind, sew, sign and number a chapbook of the previous month's four fictionettes. (The number will be 1, unless I discover unused time of my hands sufficient to offer this reward to more than one Patron per month.) This unique art object will involve fun stationery, found objects, and anything else that catches my magpie eye. It'll look marvelous on your bookshelf.
Goals
$11 of $180 per month
At this level, you'll have paid me as much as a SFWA-recognized professional market would have for a 3,000-word short story. The following month, I'll write y'all one.
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Hi there. I'm Niki. I write stuff--fantasy, horror, surrealism, science fiction, magic realism, urban mythique. Weird stuff. Stuff like what you can read here and here, and have read to you here, and also purchase here and here.

Most of my stories that eventually find their way to publication begin as a timed freewriting session--writing to a prompt, noodling on an idea, playing with a recent dream, stuff like that. It's a daily routine. For every full-length story getting submitted to publishers, there's about a kajillion more freewriting sessions sitting on my hard drive like warm-up sketches in an artist's notebook.

I propose to share some of these sketches with you.

Each fictionette is short, usually between 1,000 and 1,250 words long. They tend to be a little raw and rough. But each is something new, never before seen or published, a sort of backstage snapshot from my daily process that's been polished up all shiny for your enjoyment. I'll post a new one to my creations stream here at the end of every month.

If you like what you see and you'd like to see more, consider becoming a patron. Patrons can download a new fictionette every first through fourth Friday of the month. In other words, you get early access to that month's free offering along with exclusive access to three more. Think of it as an inexpensive flash fiction subscription service, in roughly the same tradition as Bruce Holland Rogers's ShortShortShort or Catherynne M. Valente's Omikuji Project.

What do you get out of this? You get the warm fuzzies of knowing you're supporting a working writer. Thank you! Plus you get to see that support transformed like magic into more stuff for you to read. At higher levels of support, you'll get additional stuff, like audio downloads and, while supplies last, handmade physical story objects arriving in your mailbox which you will no doubt treasure forever.

For all your support, whether by monthly pledge or by simply reading along at home, my thanks.

Recent posts by Nicole J. LeBoeuf

Tiers
An ebook subscription to Friday Fictionettes.
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
A brand-new story-like object, about 800 to 1200 words long, once every first through fourth Friday. (Current available formats: PDF, EPUB, MOBI.) This is what the whole project is about.
Access the Audiofictionette.
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
An audio recording of each Friday's fictionette, narrated by the author (hi!) and downloadable as an MP3.
One-of-a-kind Fictionette Artifacts.
$5 or more per month 2 of 3 patrons
I will mail you a typed, illustrated, signed copy of one of the previous month's Patrons-only fictionettes. There will be doodles, illustrated capitals, and marginalia. There will be a surprise inside! There will even be genuine typewritten typos messily corrected with white-out ribbon and correction tape, which is how you can tell its handmade.
Fictionettes: The handbound chapbook collection.
$25 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
I will print, bind, sew, sign and number a chapbook of the previous month's four fictionettes. (The number will be 1, unless I discover unused time of my hands sufficient to offer this reward to more than one Patron per month.) This unique art object will involve fun stationery, found objects, and anything else that catches my magpie eye. It'll look marvelous on your bookshelf.