OMAKE is the Japanese word for extra or bonus. Considering the heavy influence of Japanese culture in the Warchild Universe, I thought it an appropriate word for the idea of extant short stories that take place in the Warchild Universe, featuring many familiar characters: some will be origin stories (how did they get on Macedon?), some will fill in the plot of the 3 novels through off-stage scenes, and some might just be character sketches. Opportunities are boundless. I've been asking my readers what stories they'd like to see - as long as they don't post-date the end of Cagebird (I have to leave that open for possible subsequent novels), I'm open to many ideas!