Now Live: Long Way Home
I’m super pleased to announce that Long Way Home is now available at Amazon.com.
Long Way Home tells the story of a middle-aged man who skips out on his life and goes east to try to reconnect with the past he left behind. It is literary fiction about life, grown older, potential and opportunities, regret, and redemption.
The story is unique in that each scene is a ficlet, which is a unit of of fiction no more that 1024 characters, about 200 words. That doesn’t mean it’s not a full story, though. It has 52 scenes across 24 chapters in 4 parts. Each scene is boiled to its essence, but that doesn’t mean the book itself isn’t full and satisfying.
An Amazon Exclusive
For now, Long Way Home is enrolled in Amazon’s KDP Select program. That means members of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program can read it for free.
99 Cents This Week
To celebrate the release of Long Way Home for my best fans, I’m pricing it at 99 cents this week. You’d be crazy not to!
Praise for T.F. Torrey’s Ficlets
Beautifully written and an interesting perspective….
—Storykeeper of Fae
I thoroughly enjoyed this. Very unique point of view. Awesome!
Wow! This is beautifully written and so descriptive!! It’s wonderful!
Amazing descriptions and point of view. Great!
What a gorgeous ficlet! Beautifully done.
Brilliance in the form of a ficlet!
—Laine the Grey
… it’s incredible how much story you’ve packed into just 1024 characters.
Wow, that was simply brilliant.
—Laine the Grey
I first read this one a few weeks ago and it still haunts me.
Terrific ending and great writing…. A tale well told.
I loved this! Too funny. =)
Q and A
Q. So, this says “ficlet” and “novelette”, does that mean it’s a short story?
A. No. A novelette is a full-length work of fiction between 10 and 20 thousand words long. This one is 10,358 words long. It is a complete story that could be a movie, with lots of characters, actions, events, subplots, and the rest you’d expect to find in a novel.
Q. So, are the scenes short stories?
A. No, they are scenes in a full-length work of fiction.
Q. Is this book made from ficlets you wrote before for ficlets.com or somewhere?
A. No, this is a completely new and (hopefully) original story.
Q. Why don’t the characters have names?
A. At first it was a practical choice to try to keep the character count low, but it became a stylistic choice because I liked the idea that readers would fill in names from people in their own experience.
Q. The main character has a lot of details similar to yours. Is this book about you?
A. No. A “trick” for developing and writing a story quickly is to model the main character after yourself, and that’s what I did here. The protagonist of Long Way Home shares some geographical history and other details with me (saying more would be spoilers, I think), but he was his own person right from the start.
Q. If I don’t like it, can I get my money back?
A. Sure. You’ll have to see Amazon’s site for specifics, but I believe that all Kindle books come with a 7-day money-back guarantee. If you don’t like it, go to the Amazon page where you manage content and devices, find the book at the top of your Kindle content, and return it. I’ve returned some stinkers myself.
Q. Will you be doing more of these?
A. Most definitely. This was fun to write, and I think it turned into a powerful story that is quick to read but packs a wallop.
Q. What do I do if I like it?
A. First, write a nice review (it doesn’t have to be long) and post it on Amazon. Then, tell all your friends.