A desolate landscape, wracked with upheaval, the uncanny nature of a place once so familiar. A revelation of what was formerly undisclosed, the harbingers of apocalypse are edging ever closer...
The wasteland of abandoned memories, the end of the world or a chance for a new beginning. Be it a personal apocalypse, or one of great cataclysm, the stories that arise from the rubble are tales of aftermath and tales of survival. Bridging the gap between Science Fiction and Horror, the gothic overtones of the apocalyptic imagination are explored to their full extent in these short stories.
After the Fall: Tales of the Apocalypse is a collection of twenty short stories from some of the best up-and-coming writers of modern science fiction. All apocalyptic or dystopian in nature, some stories bring laughter, while others bring tears, but each is unique in its interpretation of the theme.
After the Fall features:
Casting off by Robert Holtom (Competition winner)
As I sit in a cafe, waiting for a loved one, so I contemplate the end of the world.
Nightshade by Damon DiMarco
Civilization's death rattle as we succumb to the Nightshade virus in a curious and ironic way.
In Debt by Javier Moyano Perez
A dystopian story about a fictitious America enslaved for eternity by merciless creditors and artificial age preservation.
The Dying and the Desolation by Paul S. Huggins
Drake is alive, man and animal alike have been wiped off the planet by a virilent form of rabies, immune or lucky he must adapt if he wants to survive.
Seen and not Heard by Ilana Masad
A mother's fight to retain her sanity and her illegal, secret, son in the post-nuclear dictatorship she lives in.
They Turn Red Then Black by Spencer Lawes
In a run-down village dependent on a river of garbage, two boys desperately try to find a way to stop their crippled mother being raped by the inhabitants of nearby villages.
Diary of a Zee by Brian LeCluyse
Set in an apocalyptic, dying Austin, Texas and told from the point of view of a vegetarian, pot-smoking, hippie, liberal zombie.
The Ambulancemen by Heather Parry
A world turned on its head; a world where the sirens of an Ambulance are to be feared, not respected.
You Call This an Apocalypse by Errick A. Nunnally
Two foster kids more different than alike, from one of the poorest neighborhoods in Boston during the first day of the zombie apocalypse.
Also in the collection:
Rush Hour by Thomas Brown
Sale of the Century by Liam K. Brown
We Don't Go to the River by Jeremy Watssman
All Clear in the Anderton House by Claire Fuller
Over the Vanishing City by Toby Lloyd
Up the Road by Andrew Saxsma
The End of Time by Robert Legg
Stasis by Rebecca Jane Garner
The Comeback Tour by Andrea Mullaney
Anaesthetised by Emma Lyskava
The Remnants of Civilization by Vince Liberato
Foreword by Kelly Gardner
Cover art, Wanderers of a Poor Town by Edwin Yang
All proceeds from this collection go towards running competitions for aspiring writers!