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Outcasts: An Anthology

Stories of wizards, prisoners, preachers, and robots. They stick out. They change the conversation. They challenge the traditional narrative. They fascinate us with their ability to act, to dissent, to dare.

Outcasts: An Anthology

October 1, 2021

Publisher: 

Bellwether

Organization:

OWA (Prior to 2022 transition)

ENJOY EIGHTEEN SHORT STORIES that will transport you across a vast range of experiences, realities, and disconnections.

Stories of wizards, prisoners, preachers, and robots. They stick out. They change the conversation. They challenge the traditional narrative. They fascinate us with their ability to act, to dissent, to dare.

It’s rare to find someone who has never experienced the feeling of “otherness”—that isolating feeling of being different and misunderstood. We all are alone in one way or another. We have all felt what it’s like to be on the outside looking in.

Being an outcast can sometimes mean depravity, sometimes sorrow, and sometimes joy. Being normal is nice, but being an outcast is truly an essential aspect to the human experience.

With a foreword by Dan Fogler of The Walking Dead and Fantastic Beasts, Outcasts includes the following short stories by some of Ohio's finest authors:
"The Priest and the Robot" by Joe Graves
"The Bear" by Devon Ortega
"Tough Luck" by Emily E. Jones
"Little Jimmy" by Carnegie Euclid
"Man in the Box" by Diane Callahan
"Treetown" by David M. Simon
"The Suitor" by Stella Ling
"The New Chastisement" by Brian Luke
"Those Who Slip Through" by Curtis A. Deeter
"Sensible Attire" by D. Wayne Moore
"Good Friday" by Krista Hilton
"The Fog of Fate" by Brian R. Johnson & Elora Lyons
"Best If Used By" by Mary McFarland
"Wake Up, O Sleeper" by Brad Pauquette
"Number 385712" by George Pallas
"Axman" by Steven Kenneth Smith
"Parquet to the Past" by Mike Sieminski
"A Tummy Rub for Gaffney" by Stephen Kyo Kaczmarek

Bellwether, in partnership with the Ohio Writers Association, produces the Best of Ohio Short Stories anthologies and other fine work by Ohio authors.

Contributing Authors

Robbi Bryant

Ed Davis

Timothy Doyle

Peter Gorman

Edward Gosnell

Jim Hodnett

Sandy Kachurek

Steve Kaczmarek

Corrina Malek

Maureen McGuirk

Darin Miller

Chase Montana

Christina Moore

Charles O'Donnell

George Pallas

Jerry Roth

Steven Kenneth Smith

Lois Spencer

Jyotsna Sreenivasan

Terri Sutton

Jerry Vandal

Bill Vernon

Marty Vian

Craig Webb

Michael Whitfield

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