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The Lost Children: A Charity Anthology

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30 powerful stories from around the world to benefit two children's charities: PROTECT: The National Association to Protect Children ( and Children 1st Scotland (

Stories by David Ackley, Kevin Aldrich, David Barber, Lynn Beighley, Seamus Bellamy, Paul D. Brazill, Sif Dal, James Lloyd Davis, Roberto C. Garcia, Susan Gibb, Nancy A. Ha
Kindle Edition, 128 pages
Published (first published October 26th 2011)
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I first heard about this book through the Flash Fiction Friday website. If you haven’t been there it is a site that has a writing prompt every week and challenges authors to write a piece of flash fiction. One challenge was different though. Write stories about child abuse that can be put in to an anthology. The proceeds of the sales go towards charities that help protect children. These are genuine people offering part of their soul and their time to help children. That is an example we can all ...more
Chris Rhatigan
The Lost Children: A Charity Anthology (ed. by Ron Earl Phillips, Thomas Pluck, and Fiona Johnson) contains 30 stories about children who have been neglected, abused, or otherwise marginalized. The collection itself lives up to its cover--these are powerful, often shocking, stories.

Here are a few that stuck out to me...

"Probably, Right?" by Lynn Beighley is a very fine piece of very short fiction. It's about a witness who reasons away responsibility and avoids an uncomfortable truth. Beighley po
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Thomas Pluck writes unflinching fiction with heart. He also lifts heavy things and wrassles. He works with computers now, but has worked on the docks, in construction sites, flipping burgers, washing dishes, and even cleaned the crappers at the Guggenheim.

His debut novel BLADE OF DISHONOR, an action thriller spanning Shogun-era Japan to World War 2 and the present, and a story collection, STEEL H
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