Apocalypse Chronicles

Apocalypse Chronicles

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Overview

Ash, fear, moments of reconciliation; darkness, hope, moments of regret. What will the Apocalypse bring for you?

Apocalypse Chronicles brings together stories, memories, and endings. Woven together by their collective experience, each tale offers a unique and harrowing understanding of what the Apocalypse will mean for their world. Families, worlds, futures and pasts are explored in this unique anthology that brings together fiction from authors from across the globe.

Bear witness to the end of the world as you know it; but will you know how it will end?

Apocalypse Chronicles features the following stories:

The Rosebud by Paul Dawson
In the absence of light and electricity, the world has suddenly fallen to darkness. Not even the stars or the moon can be seen in the sky from the top of an office building. Harry has to decide whether to stay put with his fellow colleagues, or to follow Jacob into the unknown.

The Library by Adam Kirton
An ancient relic living in a bleak future, the Librarian, a grizzled suvivalist, must tend to his dying brother and his precious collection, fending off the horrors of the Wilds and the Old City.

Hope by Lydia Sherrer
A dark fantasy slant on a post-apocalyptic future where the rules of the jungle are truly "eat or be eaten".

What Remains by Joanne Marjoribanks
Hours before the world is consumed by nuclear warfare, a young woman returns to a cherished place of her childhood and finds an unlikely companion.

Evlyn by Kevin Horsley
Twenty five years after a war that has devastated the human population, one young woman, having grown up in its wake fighting for survival, needs to find hope of a future or at least something to live for.

Crossing by Benjamin Abbot
A veteran survivor of the evacuation of Europe recounts one of his toughest days to a young interviewer.

Bring-your-kid-to-work Day by David J. Wing
When you choose to take your kid to work, it's best if he's not a little pain in the neck and you don't work at a nuclear missile silo.

Unearthed by Ben Wilmshurst
The final recorded messages from the International Space Station as Commander Michael King witnesses the destruction of humanity.

Pillar of Salt by Alison McBain
Scientists discover that the Earth has undergone a nuclear apocalypse in the future - or was it in the past?

...and may more, including:
Broken by Kasim
Human Denature by Daniel Takyi
Everything Old
by Andrew Wilmot
The Blue Death by Steven Green
Enjoy the Pock-o-lips by Andrew Murray Aikman
To Elpis by David Kerr
Something to tell Jessie by John Lilley
The Drone Room by Nicolas Watson
Bad Apples by Katriona MacMillan
Last Night by Sheila Adamson
The War by Jade Dovey
Always the End of the World for Someone by Pete Sutton
A Veneer of Civilisation by Tim Robson
The Anatomy of Desire by Selma Carvalho
Four Horseman by Chris Iovenko
Before the Crack by Christopher Adams

All proceeds from this collection go towards running competitions for aspiring writers.

Artwork by Matthias Utomo

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781988074030
Publisher: Almond Press
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Paul Dawson has been writing poetry and stories since he was young. Recently his reading and writing habits have been leaning towards a more literary style. He likes the idea of a story being more than just entertainment, and his interest in philosophy and classical works has broadened his outlook on what a story can be.

He has had his work published in Under the Bed, Beyond Imagination and several other smaller independent magazines, including being on the shortlist for the Broken Worlds anthology released by Almond Press last year.

He is currently working hard on a dystopian novel about a walled city shut off from the rest of the world, and of course nothing can keep him from writing short stories. At any one time he finds himself juggling many stories in his head, and is excited by the challenge of getting them out into the world.

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