As a writer and indie publisher, I decided to experiment with publishing a short story as an ebook. “Mabel and the Yellow Jackets” doesn’t fit with my primary writing focus, which is science fiction, so it seemed like an ideal candidate.
This is the latest cover design for this short story about a woman coping with some pernicious pests.
The 5,400-word story contains multiple parts as Mabel’s relationship with yellow jackets in her house escalates. I thought it would be fun to break up these sections not with the usual dinkus or fleuron, but with yellow jackets.
Each section got an additional insect, so that section two has two bugs, section three has three bugs, and so on.
Normally I put in page breaks before each chapter, but for a short story, it seemed more appropriate to keep everything flowing within the page.