A good friend of mine, the award-winning short story guru and now novelist Bob Thurber, has supplied a link to an old Christmas story of his that I would like to share (follow the link after the sample).
“A Simple Decoration”
It was all Jack that Christmas.
On the drive across town I thought of nothing else. Not my ex-wife, whose car I had begged to borrow, or my daughter experiencing her first Christmas without me.
My headlights carved tunnels in the slanting snow. I found a clear spot in a tow zone and bumped up onto the curb. I left the engine running, headlights on, not caring if I ever saw that car again. — (continued)
The anthology book event of the year has finally arrived:
Conceived, compiled and edited by Brandon L. Rucker, Local Heroes
is a themed anthology of original short fiction published by Static Movement books
, featuring stories about the kind of everyday real-life heroes who selflessly interrupt their own lives to positively affect the lives of others. Often they are unsung, and often they are reluctant to embrace the title of “hero”, but that could never diminish the impact of their heroism.
Order it direct from the publisher
and get free shipping when your order exceeds $25. Easy to do when you consider there are dozens more anthologies by Static Movement to enjoy.
Or order it from Amazon
if you prefer.
Local Heroes is but only the first anthology by Brandon L. Rucker. More anthologies conceived, compiled and edited by yours truly are coming in 2012. Expect more announcements here starting in early January.
The latest issue of Liquid Imagination went live this week. Here’s what we have in store for you:
All of these tales are narrated by Bob Eccles, except *
All of these tales are narrated by Bob Eccles
Poetry edited by Chrissy Davis:
Plus articles and plenty of stunning digital artwork provided by Sue Babcock and Jack S. Rogers.