We are delighted to announce that our charity anthology for the homeless, Kitchen Sink Gothic 2, is now available both as a paperback and ebook.
You can order both versions through amazon:Amazon.com
You can also order the paperback for £11.99, postage free anywhere in the world, direct from Parallel Universe Publications.
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From the Introduction:
"It was never intended that we would do a second Kitchen Sink Gothic collection, but it was brought home to us when we were watching a production of Rent at the Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre, directed by our daughter, Cassandra, just how bad the plight of the homeless is. The cast of this production went out with buckets to collect money during the intermission for a local homeless charity, Nightsafe, which concentrates on looking after some of the most vulnerable homeless, those under 21.
It was a little after this that I conceived the idea of doing a charity anthology of stories such as these. And Kitchen Sink Gothic seemed somehow a more than appropriate title for the book.
I must thank all of the writers who have submitted stories for it, both those who are in this book and those who, unfortunately, I had to reject, for being prepared to have their work published free of charge so that all of the royalties earned by it will go to charity.
I would also like to thank artist Allen Koszowski for providing our cover art, again, like the writers, free of charge.
Let me stress however, though none of the writers have or will be paid for these tales, don’t think for one moment they are any the less excellent. I am proud of this collection, which I believe you will enjoy in many different ways. There are some bizarre stories here, and some that will wrench you emotionally, with sadness and anger and, yes, sometimes with horror too, while others will stimulate your imagination with the strange, dark worlds they evoke within our all too often humdrum world. The one thing I hope they never do is bore you.
So, please, with no more ado read on!
David A. Riley
Oswaldtwistle, October 2020"
Stories and authors in this book are:
THE RING ON THE ROOF - James Harper
THE CHRISTMAS TREE - Eric Nash
VLOG'S LEGS - Shaun Avery
THE CAPSULE - David A. Sutton
WAKE UP SCREAMING - Adrian Cole
THE BOY ON THE TRAIN - Paul Lewis
DOUBLE EXPOSURE - Jonathan Mitchell
NIGHT FLIGHT - Eric Ian Steele
THE LONELY PASSION OF JIMMY TATE - Trevor Kennedy
THE DOOMED EMPIRE - Andrew Darlington
REAL LIFE - Franklin Marsh
STONES ARE BREATHING TONIGHT - Russell Hemmell
WINTER DISCONTENT - Stephanie Ellis
THE ADELPHI - Alyson Faye
PAIN - Mark Reece
THIS LITTLE PIGGY - Teika Marija Smits