Lost Children: A Charity Anthology
I am so INCREDIBLY proud to be associated with this Anthology. Under my pen-name K. V. Hardy, my short piece for this is called “The Fall of Buffalo Bill”.
Lost Children: A Charity Anthology will be available for purchase on Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble beginning November 1st 2011.
Thomas Pluck explains:
The challenge began on Flash Fiction Friday, when author Fiona Johnson was guest writer for the fiction prompt, and asked us to write about the lost children. She asked photographer Danielle Tunstall for permission to use the arresting photo shown below. Proceeds from the sale of the book go to PROTECT: The National Association to Protect Children and Children 1st UK.
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Review by Wayne Dundee, author of the Joe Hannibal P.I. series
THE LOST CHILDREN is a collection of 30 stories that is noteworthy for two reasons: First, the quality and theme of the stories are powerful and important; Second, the proceeds from this undertaking all go to two worthwhile charities—PROTECT (The National Association to Protect Children @ http://www.protect.org/
) and Children 1st
Scotland @ www.children1st.org.uk
). If you are unfamiliar with either of these organizations you should follow the links and check them out.
The collection of stories presented here came about as a challenge issued by editors Thomas Pluck and Fiona Johnson on Ron Earl Phillip’s (the third editor of this anthology)Flash Fiction Friday
website. Pledges by Pluck and Johnson for each story submitted resulted in an initial $600 being generated for these worthy causes. The idea for this follow-up anthology soon materialized and THE LOST CHILDREN is the result. The haunting cover by Sarah Bennett Pluck and Danielle Tunstall instantly sets the tone and the flash fiction-style stories that follow are equally haunting and powerful and as painfully timely as today’s headlines. The stories are not pleasant and few punches are pulled, but the message driven home again and again demands to be heard: The abuse and neglect of our young is not only horrific and damaging to them as individuals but, unchecked, it threatens the fabric of our souls and our future as a so-called civilized society.Wayne Dundee is author of the new western Dismal River and the Joe Hannibal P.I. series. His website is http://www.waynedundee.com/