I’m specifically calling out to the authors and writers among you. This website pays up to $500 for shortstories accepted in their “Binge Watching Cure” project. Stories of all sorts of lengths are called for; they have an interesting plan which I like very much.
I’d love to see my P’kaboo authors shoot for this (and win!)
And, while we’re at it, I’d like to tell you about a remarkable book. It’s a book that was published in January 2014, under YA. And if you merely consider the protagonists who are teenagers, yes, I guess it would be YA. But it is more – a LOT more. Calling it YA is a bit like calling “Mr God, this is Anna” an urban fantasy. Yeeeerrrsss, it sort-of is, but…
“The Everywhen Angels” (by Marie Marshall) is a philosophical work. It explores metaphysical concepts: Parallel realities; doubles that are basically soulless copies of yourself going through your day for you while you are elsewhere doing important work; the idea of the Last Days (it explores this concept in detail); what is good and what is evil, and whether these ideas even matter in the big scheme of things; whether someone doing evil with good intent is actually evil, or good? The concept of what happens after death; and the incredible, sighted boy who sees more dimensions to reality than any normal child.
All these deep philosophical explorations are wrapped in a mesmerizing story, told by three teenage “angels” who each follow their own agenda, and have their own ideas on it all. Things happen without letting up – there
is a suicide, and there is a murder, just to give you two of the incidents. The ideas in this book don’t let go of you long after reading it and may just change your world view.
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The book is also available on Amazon, here: