Episode 7 of “Silver Buckshot”: Houdini Bathtub

The all-clear sounds before lunch, so Flavia and Frank are no longer confined to her suite.

You’d think that bathing and changing for a luncheon, even a royal luncheon, would be no great trick, but Flavia’s polio-weakened legs and her immensely deep claw-footed bathtub present a challenge.

Under normal circumstances, her maid would have assisted her, but Miss Parmalee turned out to be a traitor and is now dead. For obvious reasons, Flavia doesn’t want Frank as her bath attendant, so she attempts the necessary acrobatics alone.

Find out how that turns out, and the revelations that follow, in Episode 7: Houdini Bathtub.

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Episode 6 of “Silver Buckshot”: Ticklish Situation

The king leaves after breakfast, warning Frank and Flavia to remain in her rooms until he gives the all-clear. Wait, does that mean the danger isn’t over yet? Find out in Episode 6: Ticklish Situation.

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Episode 5 of “Silver Buckshot:” Room Service

In Silver Buckshot, Episode 5: Room Service, Flavia awakens to find three new letters she doesn’t remember writing: one to Frank, one to the king, and one to herself. It’s been hours since anyone tried to kill or kidnap them, so this episode is going to be uneventful, right? Don’t bet on it.

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Silver Buckshot: Magic, Mystery, and a Most Aggravating Boyfriend

Silver Buckshot: A Serial Novel by Robert PlamondonMore than half of the 39 episodes of my banter-packed serial novel, Silver Buckshot: Magic, Mystery, and a Most Aggravating Boyfriend, are available for your reading pleasure. Read the first three episodes for free. A new episode is added every Sunday.

Thirteen-year-old Princess Flavia has endured a lot recently. Polio crippled her legs and killed her mother, her father is sunk in grief, and her servants veer between negligence and cruelty. She takes refuge in her books and never complains. But she draws the line at being murdered. Fourteen-year-old Frank Barron conceals her when the shooting starts. This is no accident: a letter told him what to do. It’s signed, “Love, Flavia.” She has no memory of it. And she can’t tell the future! Can she?

Read Silver Buckshot on Kindle Vella

This uses the new Kindle Vella platform, which is specially designed for episodic stories. The first three episodes of every story are free. After that, you pay, but they hand you hundreds of free”tokens” just for showing up, so that’ll keeps you busy for a while.

I leverage my own experiences in this book for that extra realism in spite of the fantasy elements. Flavia’s polio is based on my father’s, for instance.

Episode List

All 39 episodes are listed below. The ones with links have been published. As for the rest, fear not! A new episode comes out every Sunday.

  1. First Handshake.
  2. Behind the Arras.
  3. Inaccurate Fairy Tales.
  4. Penetrable Disguise.
  5. Room Service.
  6. Ticklish Situation.
  7. Houdini Bathtub.
  8. Louisa Delphine Marianne Maréchal.
  9. Fifty-Dollar Bill.
  10. Pistole Italiane.
  11. Gym Clothes.
  12. Dinner for Three.
  13. Bedtime Story.
  14. Reverse Psychology.
  15. School Daze.
  16. Life Imitates Art.
  17. Creatures of the Night.
  18. Damsel in Distress.
  19. Too Young.
  20. Free Blood.
  21. Holmes and Watson.
  22. Youngest Profession.
  23. Altar Ego.
  24. Prune Princess.
  25. Foot of the Table.
  26. Half-Empty Glass.
  27. Home on the Range.
  28. Duct Tape.
  29. Biological Warfare.
  30. Rancho Vampiro.
  31. Dinner Bell.
  32. Instant Camera.
  33. Starlight.
  34. Smithereens.
  35. Blood Plasma.
  36. Sleeping Beauty Kiss.
  37. Double Suite.
  38. Wall Safe.
  39. Hot Lockets.

I have already started work on Season Two.

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Happy reading!

“Silver Buckshot” Now Available!

I’m publishing my fantasy adventure/romance story, Silver Buckshot: Magic, Mystery, and a Most Aggravating Boyfriend as a serial, with four episodes available now and new ones posting every Sunday starting June 12, 2022. There are 39 episodes so far (think of it as Season One), and I’ve made a start on Season Two.

Description

Thirteen-year-old Princess Flavia has endured a lot recently. Polio crippled her legs and killed her mother, her father is sunk in grief, and her servants veer between negligence and cruelty. She takes refuge in her books and never complains. But she draws the line at being murdered. Fourteen-year-old Frank Barron conceals her when the shooting starts. This is no accident: a letter told him what to do. It’s signed, “Love, Flavia.” She has no memory of it. And she can’t tell the future! Can she?

How To Get Your Mitts On It

Read it on the Kindle Vella platform. The first three episodes are free and Amazon will give you enough free tokens to keep you reading for free for 20,000 words or so. After that, you buy more tokens. They’re pretty cheap.

I’ll be posting an update for every new episode here and also on my Facebook PlamondonFiction page and my Twitter page. Feel free to give me feedback in any or all of these places. I’d love to hear from you!

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