Tuesday, 4 August 2015

The Random Writers - Anthology the Second!

The Random Writers have done it again... 

They enjoyed writing the stories for A Seeming Glass so much, they decided to put together another collection, Something Rich and Strange: the Past is Prologue. Fourteen surprising, moving and compelling tales, weaving the next steps in the telling of famous events and stories from Greek myth to English folktale, via fairy tales and real historical events. 

Here's a taste of what you can expect...

A group of researchers open a door in the present day that has been closed for centuries - and should have stayed that way. In 1840s Ireland, starving children face desperate measures to avoid the crisis consuming the land. A visitor to 19th Century Japan learns what it takes to fan love to life. A girl struggles to rise above the walls that surround her in Georgian England. In 7th Century Britain, a scribe translates the true value of a legend. 

The cover artwork is by Mat Sadler, a fabulous illustrator, and features a scene from Shell Bromley's story, Walls.

I've a story in this anthology too - it's called Gold, and builds on a rather familiar Arabian folk tale, shifted thousands of miles to the West. The Wild West, to be precise...

As with the previous launch, there will be blogs and flash fiction on the Randoms' site leading up to publication date, which is hoped to be around the end of this month.

Keep your eyes peeled!

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