Saturday, October 30, 2010

"Call me Unto Heaven" is in print!

My first short story, "Call Me Unto Heaven" is now in print in the Infradead anthology by Sam's Dot Publishing, edited by Tyree Campbell. It is the final story in the anthology.

The Infradead anthology, as I mentioned before, centers around one single theme: the extinction of the human race. Beyond that, there were no restrictions on content and it was up to the individual authors to write a piece that suited their vision. As such, stories with very different ideas, beliefs, and content were included in the anthology, and "ratings" on the stories and poems run the gamut. As to my own vision--it cannot be divorced from my faith in Christ and His works through the Holy Spirit. I hope that you will find "Call Me Unto Heaven" an edifying conclusion to the pain, despair, and the shock that comes of contemplating the various ways in which we could misuse the gifts bestowed upon us.

The other story in the anthology I would like to specifically spotlight is "End Game," by H. David Blalock. I want to point this one out because I know him in "real life" from the WordCatchers writing group in Germantown, and his story touches on some similar, thought-provoking themes of sin and redemption and I would very much recommend reading it as well. I found the comparisons and contrasts between our pieces extremely interesting to ponder and I hope you will as well.

(Oh, and fellow Memphians in particular are in for a treat with David's story. It's not often we get to see a story focusing on our little corner of the world with such familiarity!)

If you should be interested in ordering Infradead, it is available here.

Please feel free to direct any questions or comments on this post or about the Infradead anthology and its stories to my e-mail at mcevers96 (at); I would be happy to hear from you.

(P.S.: Those other two blog posts I promised should be up in the next few weeks. I apologize for yet another delay, but my 9-to-5 has been...well, longer than 9 to 5 lately! ;-) )