10/17/2011 Update: This story is now collected in the first issue of the Stories in the Ether anthology, now available for your Kindle.
3/31/2011 Update: The revised draft is up a day early and it’s got a great little illustration to go along with it. Go read it!
3/22/2011 Update: I have written a revised draft of Mottephobia for the Nevermet Press anthology “Stories in the Ether, Volume 1”. It will be available on the web on April 1st (no joke) and collected in their print/e-book/audio anthology in early 2012. Consider this a first draft. I will replace this version with the updated one some time in April.