Monday, February 03, 2014

You Know You Want It: Outpouring

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I'm so happy to have my short story, "The Photograph," included in Outpouring: Typhoon Yolanda Relief Anthology, a collection edited by the brilliant, and apparently tireless, Dean Alfar. Let me count the ways:
  • All proceeds go to the Philippine Red Cross to assist those who continue to suffer in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. As many have pointed out, news of the typhoon has slipped from the front page, but recovery will take years. I just performed a cursory google news search, and the last news report was filed nearly a month ago.
  • Feast your eyes on this table of contents! What a sexy international line-up! What? You think I'm trying to up the page views by including the word sexy here? Sexy, sexy, sexy. So what if I am? It's the sexy thing to do:
    • “The Wordeaters” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz 
    • “Invisible Empire of Ascending Light” by Ken Scholes
    • “The Photograph” by Veronica Montes
    • “A Moment in Time” by Charie D. La Marr
    • “A Gentlemen’s Agreement” by Susan S.Lara
    • “X” by Karissa Chen
    • “Cunning Syncronicity” by Berrien C. Henderson
    • “Godsend” by Joel Pablo Salud
    • “Ondoy” by Laura McPhee-Browne
    • “Rescuing the Rain God” by Kate Osias
    • “The Wish Head” by Jeffrey Ford
    • “Flash Forward” by Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz
    • “Where Sky and Sea Meet” by Dan Campbell
    • “Arrow” by Barry King
    • “Finding Those Who Are Lost” by Celestine Trinidad
    • “Synchronicity” by Victor Fernando R. Ocampo
    • “We’re All Stories in the End” by Matthew J. Rogers
    • “Silverio and the Eidolon” by Vincent Michael Simbulan
    • “Tinkerers” by Jay Wilburn
    • “Finding” by David B. Ramirez
    • “Ikan Berbudi (Wise Fish)” by Jason Erik Lundberg
    • “Pilar Escheverria” by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
    • “Scraps” by Michael Haynes
    • “Freeborn in the City of Fallacies” by Andrew Drilon
    • “Storm Warning” by Lilian Csernica
    • “The Nameless Ones” by Gabriela Lee
    • “Whispers” by Grant J. McMaster
    • “Highway Run” by Alexander Marcos Osias
    • “Black Sun” by Todd Nelsen
    • “Life at the Lake’s Shore” by Alex Shvartsman
    • “Aliens” by Fiona Mae Villamor
    • “Little Italy” by Isa Lorenzo
    • “Discipline” by Rebecca McFarland Kyle
    • “Unmaking” by Julie C. Day
    • “Fresh Fruit” by Yvette Tan
    • “The Sparrows of Climaco Avenue” by Kenneth Yu
    • “Gellen’s Retirement Plan” by Tim Sullivan
    • “When We Were Witches” by Nikki Alfar
    • “All the Little Gods We Are” by John Grant
    • “Tuba Knight” by Cesar Miguel G. Escaño
  • It only costs $3.99, and it's 544 pages of storytelling goodness. 544 pages!
  • I get to share space once again with my friend and mentor, that most elegant Lady of Letters, Cecilia Brainard.
  • It just feels good to have a new story out in the world. Though I'm working on it, my story output is meager by almost anyone's standards, which means I have fewer shots to share my work. More on this soon!
Thanks once again to Dean for including me, and hello-and-so-nice-to-meet-you to the other contributors. Oh, look!—Another link for your convenience!