Falling into the Five Senses
Falling into the Five Senses: An Anthology of Short Stories is the first, formal collaborative project for Ree-Imagined Worlds.
A certain someone knew exactly what she was doing when she approached these particular contributors to ask if they were interested in being part of the ‘five senses anthology’. The contributors, Maria Carvalho, Cedrix E. Clarke and Roger Jackson, are all extremely skilled writers. It’s funny to look back and see how our paths crossed in the unlikeliest of ways.
In the vastness that is social media, there is Twitter. Within the whacky landscape of Twitter, there is the writing community. Within the multi-dimensional writing community, there are aficionados of micro-fiction (an entire story within a single tweet).
Within micro-fiction, there are prompt games, which suggest themes around which to write the micro-fics. Within micro-fic prompt games, is one particular game called ‘Friday Phrases’.
This was where our paths crossed in 2014-5. In Friday Phrases, or “FP”, as it was affectionately called. Maria, Cedrix and Roger regularly awed, flabbergasted and horrified me with FP stories that were in turn brilliant, touching and disgustingly squicky. I read their words, admired, applauded, learnt and practised. They are writers I still look up to and admire and I’m thrilled beyond words they agreed to be part of this anthology.
It was of course no surprise to me when their respective contributions to the anthology came in, all filled with clever, twisted, touching and memorable stories of each of the five senses.
A huge, extra shout-out to Maria in particular, who was also the co-editor, co-copyeditor and chief proofreader of the manuscript, and chief push-project-uphill-er, who made the whole anthology actually come to life. The final book is a thing of beauty thanks primarily to her skilled eyes, her deft diplomacy and her indefatigable zest for words.
Here’s a bit more about each of them:
Cedrix E. Clarke