If you want to have a read, the 7000 word story is here on the US Kindle store, here on the UK Kindle store (shop as we would say!) and, via Smashwords, here for all the other devices. For a month you can download and read it for free on the Smashwords site by entering this promotional code : VX25U. You don't actually need an eReader device or anything : you can just read it online or download it as text.
Here's the blurb I'm using :
A knockabout, urban fantasy short story. Screaming Machinery are a moderately successful power-trio from Manchester, playing gigs to rapturous local crowds. But none of their fans realise they are also mighty heroes, regularly saving the world with magic and sword.
They are called upon again when Manchester comes under dire threat. Eighteen murders take place, each a node in a vast rune drawn across the city in blood. Something very large and powerful is coming through and it’s up to Screaming Machinery to try and stop them ...
We'll see how it does. As I mentioned the other day, I'm still experimenting with this epublishing malarkey. Will fantasy do better or worse than SF? Will the shorter form be the ereader success I've predicted? We shall see!