Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fractured Realms: A charity Anthology in Aid of the Autism Trust By Horrified Press

Fractured Realms: A charity Anthology in Aid of the Autism Trust includes a poem written by me, titled "If I Had One Wish".  The poem strays from my usual horror and fantasy roots.  Then again, what is more horrifying than finding out a child will suffer from autism for the rest of his or her life?

"Extraordinary people marked ‘not normal’ come from all different walks of life. For far too long, a shroud of darkness was thrown over those who’ve had boundless potential to transcend greatness; shunned and cast out through the misjudgment forced upon them. People enduring isolation from being trapped inside their own minds. People labeled with an ASD-Autism Spectrum Disorder. Seeds of greatness cannot be cultivated through judgment and condemnation. Imagine a world never having heard the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? Never seeing the extraordinary art of Michelangelo? What if Sir Isaac Newton hadn’t discovered gravity, and laws of motion that would be relevant 300 years later? And for all the writers out there…were you aware that Lewis Carroll—author of ‘Alice in Wonderland’—fell under the umbrella of Autism? So to all of you, who are reading this, ask yourself… “Is Autism a disorder, or is it a gift?” Through their short stories and poetry, a collection of talented authors have tackled that question."

Horrified Press, at the direction of Suzie and Bruce Lockhart, compiled an amazing collection in this book. I am proud to be part of this collection and the cause that it supports.

Product Details

Horrified Press
June 14, 2014
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.77 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall