The Particle Papers
The Wolves of Adrestia
Mother Goose has a secret game she likes to play with the children of our world. From time to time, she will spirit a promising teen to her world of Adrestia, there to compete in a cruel game. The kidnapped child will be thrust into the role of a storybook hero and given a simple task: reach the end of the tale with heart and courage intact. Those who succeed are sent home at once; those who do not will find themselves transformed into the villains for the next hapless hero Mother Goose abducts.
When seventeen-year-old Miri Allen wakes up alone in Adrestia she learns she is to play the part of Little Red Riding Hood. Somewhere out there, the Big Bad Wolf has her scent and would do anything to get home again.
But what neither the Goose nor the Wolf expect is that Miri's courage is equaled only by her stubbornness, and she won't rest until she discovers the truth behind the Goose's game.
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The Particle Papers is an ongoing monthly publication of quality fiction. Issues 1 - 12 available as of December 30th, 2022.
This publication began production in January 2022, but had been floating around in the mental ether for several years. We intend it as a continuous publication, meaning:
1) Whole novels will be published, at least one chapter each month, until completion
2) Another novel will be published in the same issue that any one novel completes
Our current print run includes the novel of a local author and also a classic novel from the public domain.
Our first selection, Cows and the Effervescent Cough Syrup is by Amanda Divine, which wraps up in the January 2023 issue. The book is about a man, Fitzgerald, who has become obsessed with a pair of red boots. When they are tainted by cow manure he must find a way to clean them. It is an amusing romp in the grasslands of Eastern Washington, somewhat absurdist and with aspects of magical realism.
The second novel in our current run is the classic humorous chronicle The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (otherwise known as The Pickwick Papers) by Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers, being extremely long, might take a hiatus in the middle of the book.
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Coming in 2023: The Particle Papers will begin publishing The Wolves of Adrestia, by Ian Donnell Arbuckle! We're so excited for this new book - printing by the end of January!