Nicky Drayden

is creating delightfully twisted fiction based on prompts from you!

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Access to monthly drafts of short story/flash fiction pieces, plus Patron-only blog posts.

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Digital downloads of each month's story draft (.mobi, .epub, and PDF format), artist highlights, Patron-only blog posts, plus audio versions when that goal is met.

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All of the above, plus submit prompts for next month's story! Prompt selection is random and at my discretion. You'll also get access to theatrical snippets when that goal is met.

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About Nicky Drayden

I'm returning to my roots and creating prompt-driven fiction based on the whims of my fans! Laugh with me! Cry with me! Come join me on this amazingly weird adventure!

OH, HELLO THERE!

I'm Nicky Drayden, author of The Prey of Gods -- a fantastical romp through a futuristic, robot-infused South Africa, Temper -- a darker tale of demons and twinemies, and Escaping Exodus -- an Afrofuturist love story, set inside the belly of a giant space-beast. (Signed copies available from my local indie.)

I've also done work for Magic the Gathering and Overwatch and am up for the challenge of future tie-in work. I love creating twisted tales of varying degrees of speculative fiction more than just about anything, and I'm not afraid of pushing boundaries and comfort zones, so it might get a little weird here.

Okay, it WILL DEFINITELY get weird here, but I know you're up for the ride. 

WHY PATREON?

Let's face it. Now sucks, and as a speculative fiction writer, the thing I'm best at is asking "so what comes next?" After the ashes have cooled, we're still going to need you present and invested. A lot of you have hopefully already donated to various organizations, but we need for everyone to put a monthly line item in your budget for justice. If you donate directly to a Black Liberation Organization at the $15, $50, or $150 level on a monthly basis (at least three months), please let me know and send a screenshot, and I will include you in those future rewards. If you're still looking for somewhere to give, here's a place to start, though it would be even better to find an organization local to you.

And if you'd like to support this Patreon as well, I'm aiming for the first goal of $500 a month to  pay Black, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized illustrators for these stories, and I'll use the remainder of the goal amount to contribute my local Justice Coalition. I've worked with one of the board members on another project, and I've seen their passion for creating a safer Austin for us all. 

In the coming months, things will be hard, but I'll still need space to create. And in this space in particular, I plan to get back to one of my true loves: writing wild and twisted short stories based on prompts--prompts YOU provide me. Every month I'll draw a set of random prompts from all the suggestions I receive and craft a story to post the following month. This will be a great way to interact with my fans in a manner that I just can't get through social media and my newsletter (though you should totally join anyway.) I want this to be a special place where we build fiction together. 

All stories for the rest of the year will be available publicly.

PLUS THERE'S MORE!

As our goals continue to be met, I'll also add in audio recordings of each story, plus get silly with theatrical performances and recreate the covers of books from my favorite authors. There will be costumes. There will be puppets. You have been warned. 

I'll also continue to add to my list of places to donate as my budget allows. As injustices continue to be served to Black and trans communities, as well as other marginalized groups, I hope to fight back with my words. It really sucks to see so many of my friends hurting right now, but if we all do our part, we can start to heal. 




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Now is the time. Here is the place. Every dollar brings me closer to putting more words out into the world, so find a comfy seat and some good snacks, and let's dive into some weird fiction together. 

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