Let me start out by saying that I am not normally too keen on reading anthologies. There is just something I find frustrating about short stories, I always want more and there isn’t more… When I got a peek at this one though I was actually excited. This idea was so fabulous that I just could not pass it up. It is comprised of well known authors and book lovers much like myself. Here is the blurb and the story of how a Facebook contest turned into a totally awesomesauce anthology!
What began as an idea soon set into motion a chain of events which would lead to the next APOCALYPSE…
I want you to imagine that the world as we know it has ended. Total Apocalypse. You only have yourself and one other person you can rely on. There is no power, no water, and you are armed with only a backpack of supplies. In your backpack there are matches, four bottles of water, enough food to make it three days, and one weapon. Spin a web of survival, danger, and conflict. Tell us why the world as you knew it ended, tell us your fears, make up a world in which nothing is the same and survival is hard, and the world is against you. Tell us what you would do, where you would go, how you would get food and water, how you would protect yourself, and how you would make your life over again. You could even throw in some romance and meet some new people to help you on your journey.
11 authors, 11 different stories, one main idea…welcome to the APOCALYPSE…
I think the main reason that this anthology grabbed my attention is because I was curious to see different people ran with the same basic idea. I was not disappointed as I read through each story, not being able to put the book down.
If I had to choose, I would say that my favorite was Lotion by Jason Brant. His story had me laughing out loud.
Of course, as usual, each story left me wanting more, but it was well worth it! If you have not read this one yet, I highly recommend it!
Cythia Shepp Book Reviews and Editing
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