I am in the final stages of editing Dismemberment, a short novel (of about 62,500 words) which is also being scoured for typos and inconsistencies by a stalwart band of eagle-eyed chums.
Much of the action takes place at this time of year and I propose to publish a chapter or two a day from now onwards. Please bear in mind that the text you’ll see here is subject to change before it emerges as an ebook. Your suggestions for improvement are welcome throughout.
This post will have its date-stamp modified so that it always appears at the head of the blog, and links to each chapter will be appended so that newcomers can read the story in sequence rather than in the date-order of posting.
RH, 14 December 2014
The epigraph is this:
Every decent man in this age is, and must be, a coward and a slave.
— Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground
Episode 1 (Chapter 1)
Episode 2 (Chapters 2-3)
Episode 3 (Chapter 4)
Episode 4 (Chapters 5-6)
Episode 5 (Chapters 7-8)
Episode 6 (Chapters 9-11)
Episode 7 (Chapters 12-13)