The desire to publish short stories leads me to develop my own frictionless publishing solution using Netlify, GitHub and Dropbox.
I mentioned in a recent post I was thinking about a way to publish flash fiction. If you read that post, you’ll recall I was weighing up the merits for embedding flash fiction within this site or spinning them off as a subdomain. Well, call it intellectual curiosity, but I decided to the try the latter.
My design goal was to create something as frictionless as possible. I wanted something with no UI, no back-end management, nothing. Just drop a story in a folder and let some automation do the heavy lifting.
I settled on a solution whereby I build the site from code stored in GitHub and deploy it to Netlify as a static site for free. There’s nothing magic about — it’s how I used to run my last blog.
So, I give you the fruits of my labour, Small Tales. I’m not sure how much I’ll use it, but it’s my hope it will encourage me to write and publish more short stories in overly long periods between my book launches.
Let me know what you think.