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A continuing response by writers to the Covid19 pandemic in 2020 and during the ongoing aftershocks in 2021.

This collection is of work by writers we have published before and whom we trust, and their trusted colleagues. When disasters strike writers respond and react in words. They share with us their hopes and fears. They describe and rationalise.  Like its companion book this volume contains pieces of fiction, flash fiction, script, poetry, memoir and some texts which cannot easily be categorised.              

There is a loose chronology here – the texts are listed by the order in which they were written and / or by the times to which they refer.

There are messages of hope, cries of despair and acts of kindness.

This hardback book is above all a glimpse, a snapshot of some astonishing human history.     

Aftermath is the second book in a series of creative responses to the 2020 pandemic and its aftermath.    

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The pandemic is likely to be the world event that has had the most effect on the most lives in our time. So this book - a mix of all kinds of writing, dealing with the myriad issues and stories that have come out of the time - is important. When the dust settles, and a new normal really us with us, will we remember what we experience, felt and lived through? This book will ensure we do, because it really does cover every emotion. It’s a book for our times, and I thoroughly recommend it.  
I found these stories very thought provoking as they explored many different aspects of the pandemic in a variety of ways. I especially liked the dragonfly metaphor in the second piece. 
This collection of short stories and poems is an interesting view of the aftermath of the current pandemic. Some pieces are thought-provoking, some entertaining, but all were a delight to read.  

 

Covid 19: An Extraordinary Time

 

RRP £13.00

A response by writers to the Covid19 pandemic in 2020, this collection is of work by writers we have published before and whom we trust, and their trusted colleagues. When disasters strike writers respond and react in words. They share with us their hopes and fears. They describe and rationalise. This volume contains pieces of fiction, flash fiction, script, poetry, memoir and some texts which cannot easily be categorised.

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Contributors: 
Sally Angell, Angela Armstrong, Peter Astle, Jim Bates, Mary Bevan, Phyllis J Burton, A S Charly, Henri Colt, Mitzi Danielson-Kaslik, Mary Daurio, Jo Dearden, Greg Duncan, Susan A Eames, Ella Etienne-Richards, Boris Glickman, Lesley Hawkins, Doug Hawley, A J Henry, Russell Lloyd, Misha Herwin,  Richard Hough, Vanessa Horn, Janet Howson, Amanda Huggins, Gill James, Amanda Jones, Shelley Keats, Doug King,  Dawn Knox, Stuart Larner, Alice Lawes, Cathy Leonard, Linda Lewis, Joy Mawby, Linda Morse, Maeve Murphy, Roger Noons, David O Neill, Helen O' Neill, Val Owen,  Colin Payn, Wendy Pike, Mari  Phillips, Pam Pottinger, Michal Reiben, Hannah Retallick, Katie Ridley, Neta Shlain, Ray Suchow,  Yvonne Walus, P A Westgate,  S Nadja Zajdman.
ISBN:  9781910542729 


In this collection of women's fiction, 140 stories, each 140 words long, each story was inspired by the first picture I saw when I opened my Twitter feed on that day. The dates are preserved and give an indication of how long it has taken to produce this and turn it into a book.
These stories are created to be varied, thought-provoking, laughter-producing and tear-jerking.


'A dip in and out sort of a book. Short snippets of life in a easy handbag size book. Ideal book to read if you waiting for a bus, plane or on the move.'

'Inspiration for stories can come from a vast array of sources but, in this entertaining book from Gill James, she chose the first picture she saw on her Twitter feed on specific dates. Those dates form part of the stories and, as the title suggests, there are 140 of them, each of 140 words. This is a fantastic achievement.'

'Some tales are laugh out loud funny, others are thoughtful, some you root for the characters, and there are tragic stories too. Whatever your mood, you will find plenty to suit you here. I loved Book Launch especially but then as a writer I should do! Other stories such as Industrial Revolution tug at the heart strings with the powerful impact made by the last line (but no spoilers here!). I also had every sympathy with the viewpoint of the lead character in The Blue Planet and Breakfast Club is a poignant story that you fear cannot end well but... well go on, find out. This is a cracking collection.' 
 
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