Free short story "Musings of a Garden" by me, for FREE!

Hello Lovely Community!

I'm attempting to make one of my ebooks free on Amazon, so I made it free on for the iBookstore, Kobo, and the Nook.  If you click the link, it'll take you to where you can download the epub for free.  I already have one book that's free on Amazon (Squirrels & Puppies), but I wanted another one to give my readers a little more to love about me. 

What's the story about?  It's a short story focusing on the relationship between plants and insects.  I was thinking one day about how humans and lower mammals like dogs and cats actually communicate quite well with each other given our lack of a common spoken language.  However, I realized that this is due to the fact that mammals communicate primarily through auditory and visual cues.  Insects use chemical signals and pheromones to communicate with each other, which is also how plants communicate with each other.  Thus the idea of insects and plants communicating with each other, much like humans interacting with other mammals.  I felt it would be interesting to theorize what would be said between these two groups of organisms.  It's only 15 pages long, so you'll get through it quickly.  Yes, it will be dark and weird.  Why?  Because this is me. 


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Comment by Miriam Ruff on June 26, 2016 at 9:20pm

Will do.

Comment by Russell A. Mebane on June 26, 2016 at 8:08pm

I'm trying to make "Musings of a Garden" free on Kindle, but Amazon won't do it unless they find out other sites are giving it away for free.  So tell your friends to download it too.  Thanks again for reading it.  If you really like it, a review won't hurt.  Tell me what you think of it. 

Comment by Miriam Ruff on June 26, 2016 at 10:06am

Ah, I just downloaded the Nook app and it works!! Looking forward to reading both books. Thanks for making them available.

Comment by Miriam Ruff on June 26, 2016 at 9:51am

I have a Kindle app but no other e-reader. Is the nook a free app, too?

Comment by Russell A. Mebane on June 26, 2016 at 9:48am
Epubs work on most readers. The exceptions being the kindle and iPad. Technically the iPad takes epubs too but you have to download it from their site so it will go into that Mac language that apple software is based on. The nook and kobo will definitely take epubs
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Comment by Miriam Ruff on June 25, 2016 at 4:17pm

Found it, but I don't know what program will read an ePub format. Can you help out? Is it available in any other form? I'm interested in the other book, too.

Comment by Russell A. Mebane on June 25, 2016 at 4:05pm
Comment by Steven L Stringfellow on June 25, 2016 at 3:35pm

Sounds interesting, but I can't find it either.  Must be a tech issue.  I'll try again later. 

Comment by Miriam Ruff on June 25, 2016 at 11:12am

Sorry, but I can't find the link. Could you post it again please? I'd like to read the story.








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