Hello, hello! This week, I'm reading to you from some of the stories in the upcoming charity anthology, Midnight in the Renaissance Elevator. This is the first of these posts, and I'll have several of them by the time the anthology launches on September 1!
For this installment, I have 3 excerpts:
Stop Draggin' My Heart Up and Down by Bix Barrow
Saved by the Bell by Kaje Harper
Somewhere Below the Basement by Angel Martinez
(I swear I didn't plan the whole "starts with 'S'" title thing.) Come have a listen!
Midnight in the Renaissance Elevator
A Charity Anthology
*Up for preorder now at Amazon, releasing September 1!*
Do you like mechanical devices with personality? Sure, who doesn’t? How about when they hold your life in the palm of their hands? Hmm…less sure now, yes? Don’t worry, you’re gonna love this.
At an LGBTQ literary retreat in October of 2022, a group of authors met a particularly cantankerous elevator. Doors slamming open or closed for no apparent reason? Check. Scary noises, also for no apparent reason? Also, check. Were we concerned for our lives? Okay, listen…
This cranky elevator figured heavily into conversations for the next few days, many of which included expletives in a dozen languages, but eventually, it became a (somewhat) beloved mascot. Some people actually chose it over the other elevators!
The resulting mayhem is over twenty-five different author takes on the underlying story behind the elevator’s peculiar behavior. Possession? Poltergeists? Personified mechanical objects? Vampires?
All these unique stories come together in one volume: Midnight in the Renaissance Elevator. Join us as we attempt to explain the unexplainable, rationalize the unrationalizable, and give imagination free rein.
Proceeds for the sale of this book benefit The Trevor Project, which provides crisis support services to LGBTQ young people. More information can be found about this worthy cause at https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Angel writes (mostly) Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around queer heroes. Currently living part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware and full time inside her head, she has one husband, one son, two cats, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.