As part of Kickstarter's All-in-1 event, I've launched a campaign to "ransom" a short story called "The Wrong Ship," about a fugitive programmer who stows away on the wrong spaceship. Ransoms are a way to get stories released without going through the normal publishing process: if the campaign makes $90 (that's nine-zero, no typos) then it'll be released under a Creative Commons license, for anyone to read and remix, forever and ever.
There are only a couple of rewards available, because the funding goal is very small and I'm trying to experiment a little with it. If this works out then I'll keep doing it in the future, and will include patron-only polls to help determine which stories get written for it.
Check it out here .