Updated: Aug 1, 2019
Coming tomorrow, Hollow Hills presents Still Standing, an anthology of short stories about empowerment and healing for victims of bullying and harassment. The royalties from this anthology (100%) will go to Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit organization that offers 24/7 support for those in crisis.
We are excited to bring our first anthology to life for our readers. Various authors, each with their own unique stories to tell, came together to create this anthology that benefits a wonderful cause. We asked for stories that would make our readers think, tug on their heartstrings, or make them gasp aloud and our authors certainly achieved that. These tales may have fantastical elements, but the characters feel quite real and you will find yourself drawn to their plights. The short stories and poems involve bullying, harassment, or ill-treatment by others in some form or fashion. However dark the stories may get, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel and the protagonist will show that they will not yield to hate, that they will not be kept down on their knees forever. We hope that our bit of fiction will show that no one has to give in to such treatment. We have been knocked down but in the end, we are still standing.
Here is a bit more about the stories in Still Standing:
Savage Beatings: An elf braves ridicule and abuse as a sacrifice for his homeland and people.
We Called It Azimov: A group of scientists come together to create a machine unlike any other. One scientist uses this modern marvel to satisfy her desire for revenge.
The Brave Blacksmith: The legendary Blacksmith must fight his own demons while confronting real enemies to save a sorceress from a dire situation.
Buccaneer’s Beginning: A young elf wants to be a sea captain like her father, but her mother insists she become a mage. She clings to her dreams despite the ridicule and pressure of others.
The Living Tree: An inspirational poem about life itself.
Still Standing is scheduled for release tomorrow, December 14th, and will be available in e-book and paperback format. Links are below. Be sure to add it to your TBR list on Goodreads!