Why creative commons?

On this page, you’ll find a complete and up-to-date list of all my stories and novels I’ve released in a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC-BY-SA). I continue to release stories in Creative Commons, and will update this page as I go!

It’s my dream to release as much of my writing as possible in a license that allows it to be shared and downloaded freely, and freely remixed, adapted, and built upon even commercially. I want little or no barriers between my work and those who wish to read it. And I want you, if my work inspires you, to build upon my creations and enhance your own life by profiting through your work. I believe all writers and artists, no matter the source material they’re building on, should have the chance to profit from their own work. And all writers and artists should have the chance to build upon what inspires them.

For any fiction I’ve posted under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, you can do all of the things I’ve listed above and in the license text (no worries, it’s pretty simple!), as long as you credit me as the original creator, list the changes (if any) you’ve made, and release anything new you’ve made under the same license, so the sharing of love can continue. You can take a thousand word story that inspires you and write a ten book epic and launch it on Amazon, or record and podcast your own audiobook version through your Patreon, or make your movie and gain ad revenue on Youtube, or create a Twine game with branching possibilities and sell it on Steam or itch.io. You can download any ebook versions (or make your own ebook version and list it for download) and share them with your friends. And that’s just what I can think of off the top of my head. Have fun!

Everything I’ve released in Creative Commons is clearly marked at the beginning or end of where it’s posted. If it’s not marked clearly as Creative Commons it might still be in all rights reserved copyright (like stories I’ve sold to magazines that are still under exclusivity). But I’m putting up much of my back catalog of stories in Creative Commons as well. Anything I’ve released in Creative Commons will always be in Creative Commons, so no worries about the license changing at a later time!

All stories linked on this page are in a format where you can copy/paste the text. If you ever run into a site where you can’t copy/paste, just drop me a note and I’ll send you an editable document.

I hope you enjoy reading and building on my work! If you’re ever unsure if what you’d like to do is covered by the license, just drop me a note. And if you make anything new, I’d love so much to see it and promote your own work where I can!

If what I’m creating has value to you and you’d like to help support me in creating and releasing more works like this, please feel free to donate, or tip me or subscribe to my work on Curious Fictions.

Here’s hoping to make the world a better place with the open sharing of ideas, information, and creation.

Cheers!

Holly Caelum

Works in Creative Commons

Novels

Good King Lyr - Science Fiction, Space Opera, Heist, Romance, LGBTQ+ - completed serialized novel - Released in CC-BY-SA

Short Fiction

“Two Galaxies Colliding” - Science Fiction, Space Opera, Aliens, LGBTQ+ - Released in CC-BY-SA

“Possibilities of a Quantum Soul” - Slipstream, LGBTQ+ - Released in CC-BY-SA

The Space Roads - Science Fiction, Space Opera, Military SF, Exploration, LGBTQ+ - ongoing serialized future history collection - Released in CC-BY-SA

"Evaluation Notes for Candidates in the Shape-shifter Intelligence Program" - Science Fiction, Espionage, LGBTQ+ - Released in CC-BY-SA

"What We Found at the Edge of a Black Hole" – Science Fiction, Convicts, Aliens - Released in CC-BY-SA

“The Most Absurd Dance at the End of the Worlds” - Science Fiction, Steampunk, Multiverse, Humor - Released in CC-BY-SA

“Aplanetary” – Science Fiction, Space Opera, LGBTQ+ - Released in CC-BY-SA

“>SYS REBOOT” – Science Fiction, Cyberpunk - Released in CC-BY-SA

“Sky and Dew” – Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Literary, LGBTQ+ - Released in CC-BY-SA

“Contents of Care Package to Etsath-tachri, Formerly Ryan Andrew Curran (Human English Translated to Sedrayin)” – Science Fiction, Aliens, Near Future, LGBTQ+ - Released in CC-BY-SA

“The Monastery of the Parallels” – Science Fantasy, Multiverse, Military Fantasy – Released in CC-BY-SA

“An Understanding” – Science fiction, Space Opera, Far Future - Released in CC-BY-SA