That's primarily why I'm here, so if you are taking a look around, thank you, and I hope you like what you see enough to consider becoming a patron.
I'm currently focusing on three stories, described below.
Post-event, the planet was devoid of the one element that used to keep it alive, people. What was generated under the surface though provided an answer, if a slightly unconventional one. Masses of metal, precious and otherwise, bubbled to the surface of the world. Having already reached a technological level that involved computers and worldwide network of shared knowledge, the big corporations of the world raced to produce machines with an intelligence that would enable the world to function and rebuild itself.
Meanwhile, a separate group are building hybrid humans using gene splicing and cloning techniques to produce loyal and capable workers. They manage to achieve some impressive results, but the Animutes are not treated like people and that creates its own problems.
The result was a whole new level of technology capable of working and operating as close to humans as possible. Unfortunately, the personalities they created were a little too realistic, and came with their own collection of neuroses and quirks. All of which can make for an interesting conversation with your coffee machine first thing in the morning.
A prototype replacement is under production by the programmers from the original development effort, but when it's creator dies, the replacement decides to take it's existence into it's own hand, and it escapes. Roger, an experienced, albeit, reluctant engineer, is asked to find the prototype, which leads to an intriguing mix of industrial espionage, personal feuds, and some interesting gadget therapy as he picks his way through humans and machines to find the right one.
King's Courier (Fantasy)
Movo is a courier, ferrying messages and information between different parts of the city. Although only 14, he is a member of the most important guild; the one that keeps the engines of both the business and political worlds alive. He spends most of his days distributing messages between the different businesses in the city, everything from produce orders to alliances. As messenger, he is not only trusted with this information, but also privy to more about what is going on in the city than most.
Movo helps a new girl, Tambil, who is new to the game and wants to learn the ropes. Tambil is from the north of the country and has never been in such a huge city before, never mind the desert. After a chance encounter with some soldiers at Mr Silverkin's estate, Movo and Tambil find themselves providing messenger services for an intriguing new client.
In the process, the two of them get caught up in a political game involving families new and old, and information known only to a woman that Movo must visit regularly near the East Sea.
Bird in the Hand (Romance)
Love is never simple and sometimes we do not get to choose the people who we fall in love with. But what do you do when society prefers one model for love, and your heart prefers a different one? Following the lives of different people we will see how desire, connectivity, and society can create exhilarating and dangerous implications for modern love.
What is your Patronage going to do for you?
Get you access to the stories and worlds I have in my head so that you can enjoy them. There are different patronage levels available.
- Want to just follow the story? The free tier will get you everything you need to get access to the main stories.
- Want some background info? Higher tiers provide additional character history, maps and other elements.
- Like to get involved and suggest ideas? Then become one of the inner circle and get involved in discussions and live chats.
- Need a new friend and intelligent (and funny) conversation? Then let's talk!
What is your Patronage Gonna do for me?
The primary driver for me is to write these stories out there so people can enjoy them. I really enjoy writing but for a long time for me it has been a hobby. The idea is to have some focus and people looking over my shoulder to encourage me. Having people reading the stories and commenting on them is the main reason I'm here.
My name is MC Brown and I've been writing for about 35 years, and in non-fiction am a heavily published author. I like in the UK, near Nottingham to be precise, and have a prediliction for coffee and travel, not necessarily in that order.
If you want to know more, then please feel free to ask!