See anybody could be good to you,
You need a bad girl to blow your mind.
(lyrics by azlyrics)
We're all victims at some time in our lives, personal, emotional, financial, physical... Thirteen writers have explored many and various aspects of the word Victim and come up with a startling, sometimes moving set of stories. You're sure to empathise with some of the characters as they come to terms/lose out to their victimisation. It's a very personal theme in many ways. The tales are dark, the writing is vivid, lose yourself in the world of Victims.
Alternative Truths is a look at the post-election America that is, or will be, or could be. We attach no manacles to the word truth to bind it to our visions. Instead we free it to find its own way through the minds of the two dozen writers who have shared their vision of the future in either sensitively written allegorical tales such as Relics by Louise Marley, a woman who grew up bucking hay in Montana and moved on to a talented musical performer and successful novelist; or the raw humor of Adam Troy-Castro in his Q & A, which takes on the verbal veracity of Donald J. Trump.
Today marks the release of B Cubed Press's Alternative Truths anthology, edited by Phyllis Irene Radford and Bob Brown. My short, "Walks Home Alone at Night" is part of this hard-hitting collection and I'm honoured to be counted among such talented authors.Jim Wright (of Stonekettle Station) imagines Trump giving the Gettysburg Address. Blaze Ward, Daniel Kimmel, Janka Hobbs and I explore dystopias. Marleen Barr and Adam Troy-Castro envision humorous, kinky, and scatological endings. What can I say? It rocks.