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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 (www.protect.org) and Children 1st Scotland (www.children1st.uk.org).

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
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Kindle Edition, 128 pages
Published (first published October 26th 2011)
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Tony
Nov 03, 2014 Tony rated it it was amazing
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
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Nov 03, 2014 Chris Rhatigan rated it it was amazing
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 has worked on the docks, on construction sites, flipped burgers, and even cleaned the crappers at the Guggenheim.

MysteryPeople called Blade of Dishonor "the Raiders of the Lost Ark of pulp paperbacks" and Andrew Vachss called it "hardcore-clean writing delivered at warp speed."

His next novel, Bad Boy Boogie, will be published in 2017 by Down
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