These stories are as varied as they are excellent — there are light-hearted tales to make you smile, literary pieces that challenge the definition of crime writing, and realistic portraits of difficult and disturbing decisions. Whatever your tastes, I’m sure you’ll find something to enjoy here and maybe something to surprise you.
In this second collection of stories from Plan B Magazine, we find tales from around the world and across the span of time. These stories also travel the breadth of human experience, from the innocence of a child to the mind of a bigoted murderer.
Some stories will make you smile while others will make you cringe, but all will take you on a journey into the darkness of the human spirit.
And what a ride it will be.
Table of Contents:
"Shadows" by E. J. Togneri
"Pongo's Lucky Day" by Craig Faustus Buck
"Flames" by Robert Guffey
"Faster Than a Speeding Bullet" by Sally Carpenter
"Government Assistance" by M. A. B. Lee
"Ninety Miles, A Million Miles" by Gary Cahill
"Inured" by Stephen D. Rogers
"Embers" by Michael Haynes
"Grave Designs" by Mike O’Reilly
"Man On The Run" by Laird Long
"A Piece Of String" by Ahmed A. Khan
"Mockingbird Rail Yard Blues" by Jim Downer
"The Ring" by Aislinn Batstone
But there's more than that.
There's the sense of wonder at a new, alien place. There's seeing everything you know through a new, different point of view.
These stories defy expectations and easy genre boundaries.
But if you want that sense of wonder and amazement when you first encountered speculative fiction, that idea that there is something different, something more just around the corner, just out of sight, that sense of coming home to the unfamiliar, then this is the book you want to read.
Edited by Nayad Monroe - who also edited What Fates Impose - these nineteen stories bring us tales of being the other, of belonging, and not belonging.