Erf, that's it, stick a fork in it, it's done or at least over: I've given up on Cuckoo's Egg and slapped its poorly-edited corpse up on the website just to get it out of my hair. I still don't like it all that much, but it's written, so I might as well share it.
- Cuckoo's Egg
As threatened, the 'real' Cuckoo's Egg is the first chapter of the novella--the rest has been demoted to the web-exclusive Extended Edition. It's all there, though, every last bit of it.
Several people were kind enough to try and help me with my piss-poor rendition of England and its accents. To them, I say thank you! I must also apologize for, ultimately, wasting their time: over the past year Cuckoo's Egg has swollen to occupy so much psychic space that I finally had to kick it out without fixing those mistakes. I've had the helpful emails sitting in my inbox for all this time and I can barely look at them without beating myself up for being the suckiest writer who ever sucked.
Hey, maybe I'll get to work on No Static now, huh?