This anthology of postcard fiction was written by Peter Chiykowski and special guests during the development of The Story Engine Deck.
The Story Engine anthology collects 101 of the most powerful, piercing, and delightfully original postcard stories from Peter Chiykowski’s weekly microfiction project, The Shortest Story, including one of his most popular stories: "And When You Survive This" (also available as a print).
In one tale, a lighthouse keeper unveils the true purpose of the mysterious black beacon. In another, a courier shares the secret of how dreams are delivered every night—and what happens when a delivery goes wrong.
The volume features 20 never-before-seen tales, along with 18 stories narrated by:
- Cecil Baldwin (Welcome to Night Vale)
- Lydia Nicholas (Rusty Quill Gaming)
- Jonathan Sims (The Magnus Archives)
As well as 16 guest stories by:
- Sonya Ballantyne
- L. X. Beckett
- S. M. Beiko
- Benoit Chartier
- Sebastian A. Jones
- Kat Kruger
- Cintain M. Quintana
- Kari Maaren
- Shiv MacFarlane
- James Miller
- Chinelo Onwualu
- Jordan Shiveley
- Jonathan Sims
- James J. Stevenson
- Jason Taniguchi
- O. Westin