The Interrogation is an illustrated 51-page novelette (roughly 19,000 words), published here in a professional-looking book-format PDF file. Unlike the two books from earlier this year, this story is pure satire. Kit Carlson is a regular twenty-something (or even thirty-something) guy, who has an unfortunate run-in with a bureaucracy that just doesn’t know how to say, “Oops, my bad!”
This is now the second longest story I’ve ever written, and like the last one it took about two months. As usual, it is best read in Adobe Reader’s two-page-up view, although the graphics may appear clearer in a slightly more zoomed-in view.
This piece, like the last one, is another good example of a story that balloons in the telling. It began as a simple “what if” sort of idea, which I thought might work itself out over the course of a few pages. But I was intent on making the plot as realistic as possible, and in particular to not skimp on dialogue, and so… fifty-one pages later… I hope the result is worthy of your time. Enjoy, (comment, maybe?) and spread the word!