Friday 6 December 2013

Little Visible Delight

So, I'm very pleased to say that a story of mine called Calligraphy is out now in a new anthology from Omnium Gatherum Books. The book is called Little Visible Delight, a phrase taken from one of my favourite dark 'classics' Wuthering Heights. It's an anthology based on the theme of the obsessions of writers and Calligraphy itself is an odd story (even by my standards) that I'm very proud of. I hope people like it.

I was also particularly chuffed to be asked by SP Miskowski to contribute - regular readers will know how much I rate her work, especially this year's amazing Astoria, so to have a story of mine feature alongside hers is absolutely fantastic. There's a ton of other great authors in it as well.

Little Visible Delight - ebook (UK | US) and paperback (UK | US).

Often the most powerful and moving stories are generated by writers who return time and again to a particular idea, theme, or image. Obsession in a writer's imagination can lead to accomplishment or to self-destruction. Consider Poe and his pale, dead bride; his fascination with confinement and mortality; his illness and premature death. Or Flannery O'Connor's far less soul-crushing fondness for peacocks. Some writers pay a high price for their obsessions, while others maintain a crucial distance. Whichever the case, obsessions can produce compelling fiction.

Little Visible Delight is an anthology of original stories in which eleven authors of dark fiction explore some their most intimate, writerly obsessions.

The Receiver of Tales by Lynda E. Rucker
Needs Must When the Devil Drives by Cory J. Herndon
A Thousand Stitches by Kate Jonez
The Point by Johnny Worthen
Calligraphy by James Everington
This Many by S.P. Miskowski
JP by Brent Michael Kelley
Kestrel by Mary Borsellino
An Unattributed Lyric, In Blood, On a Bathroom Wall by Ennis Drake
Black Eyes Broken by Mercedes M. Yardley
Bears: A Fairy Tale of 1958 by Steve Duffy

1 comment:

S.P. Miskowski said...

I'm happy to include "Calligraphy" in the anthology. Thank you very much.