Robin Dalton

Biography

In my unfortunately limited downtime from schoolwork, I enjoy writing fanfiction and original fiction alike. In my downtime from that, I enjoy video games, jogging and various other exercises for fun and health, spending time with my friends both online and off, and handicrafts of all kinds, from knitting to chainmail. Probably needless to say, I am also an avid reader - got to keep pace with the competition, after all! Beyond that, it must be said that I particularly like small fluffy animals, especially cats, and as such I am a vegetarian who's always on the lookout for new recipes. It's a much easier lifestyle than most people think!

Mostly, I hope to keep writing forever. And I hope that, somewhere, there will always be someone willing to read the results.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I'm really a fan of the Kindle - the standard one. I use my Kindle fire as a mini-computer for when I don't want to lug my laptop around, even if I can't do any writing on it, but the standard Kindle really does feel not that different from a book to me. The Pearl ink simulator is pretty awesome. A shame they're kind of fragile devices.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has given me an outlet for all the short stories and bits of ideas buzzing around my brain that otherwise probably would never have seen the light of day. I only have so much time to write, after all, and up until now I was dividing my time between fanfiction and massive manuscripts I hoped to submit for publication one day. But those ideas were still there, and any little thing could pop something new into my head - some little gem of an idea that I could never stretch out too far because there weren't enough hours in a day, but maybe I could condense down into something small, because here was a platform where I could post it, no matter what it was, and maybe people might read it.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Robin Dalton online

Twitter: @hickumu

Books

A Frolic of Children
Price: Free! Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
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A brief but haunting glimpse into a community of reclusive rabbit-folk keeping their doors barred against a land changing for the worse. Much as they try to hide their children from the world, the world and all its strangeness has a way of finding its way to their doorstep. A strange spirit takes hold one night, drawing all the children from their beds to show them that there's nothing to fear.
Tea for Two, Justice for All
Price: Free! Words: 1,940. Language: American English. Published: March 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What is life? By what traits and attributes is one thing defined as living, and another not? CCD-08, who prefers to think of herself as "Bo", muses on the subject as the civil war for robot independence rages on outside her bakery doors. She wages her own personal fight inside, trying to bring robots and humans together on either side of a table.
Everyday Dangers
You set the price! Words: 8,280. Language: American English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
A look in the lives of a supervillain who's been slightly less villainous lately and her former nemesis that's been hanging around to keep an eye on her. When you've got powers the like of which the world has never seen, it's natural to want to enjoy them a little. And when you have a mad scientist on the payroll, sometimes you just want to play around with the resulting technology before dinner.

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