Fauxpocalypse was the brain child of Misha Burnett. A collaboratively assembled and edited collection of short fiction following the same premise: the Earth was supposed to be destroyed, but wasn’t. The stories of what happens surrounding this cosmic twist of fate are what can be found in this anthology.
In my story, “No Good Deed”, Robert and his family took every possible precaution, and survived the chaos leading up to the non-incident relatively unscathed. Wondering if the worst of the threat had passed, Robert ventures out for information, leading his family down a path of crisis.
You can find Fauxpocalypse for purchase on Amazon, where it is also available through Kindle Unlimited, if that’s something you participate in.
I also have a small number of copies in my possession. If you’re interested in a signed copy, contact me directly and we can work something out.
Praise for Fauxpocalypse:
Fauxpocalypse begins with a scenario set up for the subsequent stories to expand upon. The resulting collection is a masterpiece depicting human behavior in a dozen different ways. These stories are very believable, because you know people who would respond the same way as the characters therein. You may even recognize yourself. There are no zombies, vampires, or werewolves in this collection. The only monsters are humans, and some are frighteningly horrendous.
What a a great idea. Pick an event, in this case an apocalypse that never actually happens, and have multiple writers come together to share stories of that event. I loved every second of it. I would love to read more.
– Goodreads Review
An intriguing and thought-provoking collection of well written stories, some long, some short, that are from several continents and thus have a different view of the non-event. It would have been good to have some lengthened into a book to find out what happened next… Worth another read, and that from a person who doesn’t usually read short stories!
– Amazon Review