I have found myself writing some shorter fiction as a break from Voices from the Past in the last few months. I find the shorter pieces useful as a means of developing my plot and characterization skills, and as a means of providing backstory for some of the characters the reader will meet in Starbreaker.
At the moment I have an upbeat story called "First Solstice" ready to post. Other stories in the works include "Sovereign Immunity", "Taken Alive", "Ghost Wolves Hunt These Ruins", and a novella entitled "Snow Falcon". Watch this space for details.