Back in March or April of 2015, a little tipsy from good Scotch, I was browsing and chatting with some author buds on fb when inspiration – or madness – struck. We’ve got a good group of indie authors that get together and share information, trade arcane secrets, and review each other’s works. On that fateful night, when inspiration and good Scotch came together, an idea flashed: a horrible, wonderful, terrifying idea.
We should write an anthology of short stories.
After bouncing around ideas for a theme and a title and various rules of writing, we settled on a theme of holes, a maximum word count of around 7500 words per story, and titled it Holes. Nico Laeser illustrated the cover using various digital and arcane means, I did the cover text layout and eBook formatting, and thirteen authors (including myself and Nico) put together some short stories. The result was pretty damned amazing.
The Indie Author Support and Discussion Group proudly presents Holes: An Indie Author Anthology
Starting with the theme of holes of any kind, an international group of indie authors put their writing minds to work to come up a collection of stories that will make you laugh, cry, shudder in fear, and want to clap your hands. Inside you’ll find stories about:
A twisted story about innocence and revenge.
A young woman racing for her life and her love against the age of clockworks.
A man who lost his life in a traffic accident and discovers the afterlife is being stuck in a classroom.
A young African schoolteacher who tackles a band of ruthless, marauding terrorists.
A Russian mobster who made a deal and thought he’d found a loophole to get out of it.
A cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for…you just may get it.
A place where life disappears to when you’re not watching.
A question about whether we are really the dominant species and masters of our own future.
A reader-interactive comedy of errors.
An anomalous client demanding something written from the soul, a soul he is threatening to take
An Inspector Winsford murder mystery.
A legacy gift that just goes on giving.
Slapstick comedy with a touch of British buffoonery
A pretty tease who toys with her theology professor until dark revelations stop her in her tracks.
Some stories are full of sorrow, others full of joy, but all of them will leave you wanting more.
But don’t take my word for it, read it for yourself. It’s absolutely, positively, 100% free. You can find it on:
iBooks (sorry, I don’t have a link for iBooks, but I know it’s there. Search for Holes by IASD)
Why are you still here? Go get a copy and read it. My story is Loophole, by the way.