New story: Deep Valley.
This is technically a “straight bud” story and as such it fulfills my duty as per the result of my most recent story poll. It’s not a new story, however, it’s an old one that I discovered and re-read and decided was not so shabby. In fact I probably would have submitted this one to a magazine back when magazines existed. As it is I’m giving it away. For free. But you can give me money for it, if you want: