23 June, 2015

An Ugly Way To Go

I am excited to tell you that my story The Missing Signs and Wonders has just been published as the guest story in an anthology of quirky tales.

An Ugly Way To Go - and other Quintessentially Quirky Tales is the second collection from author Iain Pattison, and it's prety much what it sounds like - a collection of bizarre, flippant and light-hearted stories to make you smile. I was delighted to be asked by Iain to contribute to this anthology. I don't write quirky stuff often, but I had one story that I wrote many years ago which has been waiting to find a home ever since. Too long or too weird for most competitions and magazines, I've never sent The Missing Signs and Wonders out to find its way in the world, but I've always had an affection for it. I'm glad it's found a home at last!

In The Missing Signs and Wonders, Mr. Worthing floats above himself, watching surgeons trying to save his life after an simple operation goes wrong. When somebody else appears in his out-of-body experience and tells him that all the miracles have stopped, Mr. Worthing has to travel back through his past to find a place where he might have stored his own miracles before it's too late.

You can buy the collection on Kindle for £1.99 here.

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Chloe! I'm very glad for you. It sounds like an interesting premise!

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    1. Thank-you. It was a bit of fun to write and I'd nearly forgotten about it, so it's nice to have it out there somewhere!

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  2. Eeek - leaving a comment is getting more complicated! It used to ask whether I was a robot - now I have to undertake a culinary exam and decide what's a salad and what's not from some tiny pictures of a variety of foods. Odd choice - 'salad' can be interpreted widely and loosely!

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  3. Sounds like an interesting read. Quirky tales are kinda fun to read sometimes!

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    1. Yeah, in small doses they can be a good bit of relief!

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