Featuring short stories by new and established authors:
Charlotte E Hart
David E Gordon
H. A. Robinson
Sarah Michelle Lynch
Victoria L. James
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To coincide with National Anti-Bullying Week in the UK, 14 writers have come together to write about bullying from a variety of perspectives. We think this is still an issue that needs more of a spotlight – now more than ever unfortunately. Forget what you read in the media, these stories will tell you what is really going on in schools, behind closed doors and in places you never thought to look. The pressures our social workers face when it comes to bullying and abuse are immense but it doesn’t stop there. Sometimes bullying gets brought to the attention of head teachers, or the police, then the parents (of both the bully and bullied). Maybe a friend steps in. Maybe a stranger steps in. Or even a family pet. So many people are affected by the malicious acts of one or more instigators and the cycle threatens to repeat.
Perhaps, bullying doesn’t stop though. Ever. Maybe it ends in death. Maybe we can’t break the cycle, or can we? Perhaps bullying isn’t straightforward; maybe it’s sometimes mistaken for jest. You really need to read on… because bullying isn’t an issue limited to childhood. It’s all around us and sometimes escalates into devastating abuse. Sometimes it’s verbal, sometimes physical, maybe even both, but whichever form it comes in, it always has an impact. These stories might make you reach out to a certain person in your life you’ve never really questioned until now – because most victims are still suffering in silence. This is for them.
I am a #PYB Wordy Warrior and I’m honoured to be part of this line-up. When Lisa asked me to contribute I jumped at the chance. A) because I’d be writing something for a good cause and B) this presented a new challenge for a broad group of writers. I was excited to see the outcome for myself. Every penny donated goes to cancer research projects. Amazon isn’t taking a cut and everyone involved in this project has volunteered their time and energy to raise awareness, get people reading together and have some fun. There’s not a person I know whose life hasn’t been touched by this dreadful disease in some form or other. All donations, big and small, are greatly appreciated.
Framed is a book put together by Protect Your Breasts in order to raise money for Cancer Research, but rather than put the book on sale, it’s being given as a thank you gift for donations made through their Just Giving page
Framed is a collection of twenty eight stories, one thousand words in length, each written by one of twenty eight writers, collectively known as the #PYB Wordy Warriors.
All the tales in this anthology are inspired by this picture. Every story is different, every writer’s way with words unique, but they stand united for the cause. Fear, love, pain and freedom; you’ll find it all in this book, on a heart-breaking and uplifting journey through beautiful prose.
The team of Wordy Warriors and the team at #PYB want to say a huge thank you for all your support and we hope you enjoy this collection.
You can get the full list of #PYB Wordy Warriors and more details about this project here
How can you get your hands on this book and support this cause? In three easy steps
- Make a donation through this Just Giving Page
- Register the name you made the donation under and your email address through this form
- Enjoy the words, support the cause and follow #PYB
Protect Your Breasts is a non-profit campaign ran by Lisa Fulham and V to raise awareness for the importance of self examination for the signs of Breast Cancer.
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Together let’s make C stand for Clear, not Cancer