The challenge began on Flash Fiction Friday, when author Fiona Johnson was guest writer for the fiction prompt, and asked us to write about the lost children. She asked photographer Danielle Tunstall for
permission to use the arresting photo shown in the right sidebar, and said:
Some children are lost before they have even started living. Some children are a throw-away commodity like a burger box that’s left to blow down the street in the wind and rain.I offered to donate $5 for each story submitted to PROTECT: The National Association to Protect Children, and Fiona would donate $5 to Children 1st, a children's charity in Scotland. Together we raised $300 for each of the charities thanks to the generous and creative writing communities of Flash Fiction Friday, Fictionaut, and the crime fiction community on Twitter.
It was such a success that we thought we could go further. Ron Earl Phillips, Fiona and I chose 30 of the best stories to put in a charity anthology, all proceeds of which will go to PROTECT and Children 1st. We will post the quarterly sales and donations here on the blog. Amazon and the vendors do take a cut, so if you'd like to donate more, the links to the charities are in the right hand sidebar.
The contributors to the anthology include:
Paul D Brazill
James Lloyd Davis
Roberto C. Garcia
Nancy A. Hansen
Joyce F. Juzwik
Ron Earl Phillips
Links to purchase this anthology will appear here as publication date approaches.