Captain Bartholomew Quasar is back in action, thanks to the fine folks at Ray Gun Revival. In "Captain Quasar and the Fastest Thumbs on Zeta Colony Four," the governor of a backwards moon requests the captain's help in getting rid of a wicked gamer named Kaasjager. Here's an excerpt where Quasar readies himself for an old-fashioned shoot-out, waiting for the villain to make his grand entrance:
Quasar set his jaw; the muscle twitched on command. He would not run from adversity—at least not before he saw the shape and size of the adversity he'd be dealing with here.
A boy crossed the street about halfway and stood there, his attention glued to the gamepod device in his hands. At the same time, a hush fell over the crowd. Would Kaasjager gun down such an oblivious lad if he stood in the way of a scheduled gunfight?
This story was my Write1Sub1 for February, and it's the sixth Captain Quasar tale to be published so far. There's only one more that has yet to find a good home, besides the NOVEL of course. Speaking of which, I'll be diving into the third draft this week and hope to get it to an interested editor by the end of the month.
How about you? Have any of your characters demanded a novel of their own?