Julius Caesar was warned by a soothsayer to "beware the Ides of March" - at least, according to Shakespeare's version.
I had always been fond of that soothsayer, wondering if Tom Stoppard might one day base an entire play on the character.
My story "Ides of March" is a very subtle nod to that legendary warning. It concerns a fateful day in the life of a man who witnesses two strange beings who arrive with the intent of kidnapping a snowman.
You can download the story for free in an ebook collection entitled Snowman Shivers - available free at Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Apple & Smashwords (among other places) If you really want to spend money on it, it's available for $0.99 at Amazon. But, seriously, save your money and download the mobi version from Smashwords for free.
Snowman Shivers contains two snowmen stories. Ides of March and That Old Silk Hat They Found. Both of these stories were published in my collection One Hand Screaming, which is available in print and ebook.
If you read it and enjoy it, go ahead and review it or give it a rating at the online review place of your choice (places like Goodreads, etc) Don't worry, I won't mind at all if you do.