Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Link to interview about my latest story.
Hello all,  as mentioned in post immediately below, I have a story being published by Silly Tree Anthologies.  They have been doing interviews with all the authors.  My interview appears today on the Silly Tree blog.  Link is www.sillytreeanthologies.blogspot.com

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Another short story of mine, ‘Benjamin Franklin Ford and his quest for a new world’, will be appearing in No Regrets: It’s time to move on… a soon to be published collection of short stories and poems by Silly Tree Anthologies.  The book will be available from Silly Tree in both electronic and softcover formats.
The theme for submissions to this volume was ‘As one year closes and another begins, you realize that some things need to be left in the past for the next year to be truly new’.  My story is set in a post-apocalyptic future after environmental disaster and military strife have reduced civilization to a pre-industrial society that shuns all the modern technologies deemed responsible for the chaos.  My hero, Benji Ford, decides on the last days of the twenty-first century to abandon his efforts to convince people that their problems stem from human misuse of technology, not the technology itself.  He ventures forth to establish a technology-embracing community that will demonstrate the validity of his arguments.
My story ends as he sets off into the unknown alone in a cart drawn by two oxen.  I am currently working on a longer work that will describe Benji’s trials and tribulations as he attempts to establish a community that embraces technology.