Manawaker Studio May 2015 Update

Friends and Fans,

It is time for an update on Manawaker’s doings. A few things:

First: If you haven’t noted yet, I have begun a project I’m calling Flash Fiction Friday. I started at the beginning of the year, posting a new free piece of short-short fiction each week on Friday. If you haven’t read them yet, you’ve got some catching up to do. They can all be found on the Manawaker blog. If you would prefer to read with your earballs, there is also a podcast version. It’s a couple months behind the blog in content, but all of the stories will eventually be there. You can check it out (and subscribe to it) on iTunes, or just listen right in the Manawaker blog.

Zeta Disconnect Cover WPSecond: The original print run of my novel Zeta Disconnect has come to an end, and I have decided to republish the novel through Manawaker Studio. It doesn’t change much other than a slight alteration to the cover design, and that it is now available in the Manawaker store in addition to being on Amazon. It also means that I now have the rights to produce an audiobook, which will be out, hopefully, before the end of this year.

Third: Manawaker has two books which will be coming out later this year:

RapUnsEl cover no POS“RapUnsEl and Other Stories” will be a collection of short stories and flash fiction (some of which you’ve likely seen before), anchored by my new as yet unpublished novella “RapUnsEl”. The book will likely be out by the end of the Summer.

“Dangerous to Go Alone” is a collection of poems, from a number of great poets, which explore games and gaming culture. The book is planned for a late 2015 release, and I’m still taking submissions for inclusion. If you or anyone you know might be interested in contributing to this project, the guidelines are here.

Fourth: To help support these and other projects, I’ve opened up a Patreon page. If you’re not familiar, Patreon is a way for fans to support artists directly on a monthly basis, and for artists to reward those fans for that support, it’s like a Kickstarter that keeps going forever, and helps with every project I do. If you’re interested, check it out over on

Thanks for reading,

CB Droege

Flash Fiction: Twin Flames

twin flamesI sit on my throne and I wonder… Is there someone out there for me?

I survey my tiny island kingdom and know that I’m supposed to think that it is enough. I have my many concubines to occupy my bed at night, my queen to bear the heirs that fill my heart and days with joy, but still I feel like only half of a soul.

Is there another king out there? Another leader of men, ruler of another small island nation, a drinker of life and salt air who would truly understand me for the man I am? Is he out there now, staring at the same stars as I, dreaming of the same armies, and the same immortal monuments?

I know he is, and I will find him! I shall build a great fleet to seek the twin of my soul, and when we find one another, we shall conquer this watery world as one!