Over the last few years I’ve come to enjoy writing short stories and I’ve challenged myself to send out as many as possible to different publishers. So, it’s always good when a publisher comes back and says they like your work. I’m happy to say that my latest short story Day of The Red Sun is available in the Colp: Sky’s The Limit anthology. Published by Colp and supported by Gypsum Sound Tales, the anthology contains twelve short stories that deal with humanity’s fascination with the air.
Day of The Red Sun is about a man who looks to get advice from his dead dad. When writing the short story, I wanted to play around with the traditional ghost narrative. Day of The Red Sun is a tale of bonding beyond the grave and what it means to hold onto family memories.
An extra bit of good news is that the publisher liked the story enough to make it the cover for the anthology! The front cover features two figures sitting on the roof of a pub beneath a red sky. I love how detailed the colours are the intimate nature of the picture. It’s the kind of image I had in my head when I was writing the story.
If my rambling hasn’t made you want to read the anthology yet then check out the description:
The sky has always fascinated me. The more I learn, the more questions I seem to have. Free radicals, refracting light, the knowledge that, if you travel high enough, everything will eventually give way to the blackness of space – each fact makes me more and more curious about what might be going on up there. There are stories wrapped up in this knowledge, plenty of stories…
Colp’s latest collection, Sky’s The Limit, contains twelve of these tales. Each story presents a unique perspective on our atmosphere and the effect that it may have on the people living, day by day, on the land down below.
The collection has eleven other stories and for $2.99 I think that’s a decent price!