Turning a Short Story into a Novel

In December of 2012, I began to rework what had been a two-thousand word short story into something much, much larger. That original piece, a mildly-humorous alien invasion yarn, was called “Once, Upon the Dark Matter Highway.” It was basically an elaborate setup for a zinger punchline. The kind where the drummer in the corner goes bah-dum-tshhh! at the Read More …