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Carnage: After the End

I have been waiting for this for a while. My favorite story so far is in print and I am so excited that I could almost squee.

Almost, to do that is a little bit girly.

My story, “Rock Garden”, will be included in volume two of “Carnage: After the End”. Both volumes are now available in electronic and hard copy from Sirens Call Publications through Amazon, Createspace and Smashwords.

I would love to tell you how great these books are and to explain the concepts to you but the wonderful members of Sirens Call have already done that. Here is what they said.

Carnage: After the End – Volume 1

The Apocalypse has come, leaving in its wake small pockets of survivors battling to stay alive; each carving out a new beginning for mankind.

The ten stories in Carnage: After the End – Volume 1 are the terrifyingly harsh and brutal realities those survivors must face. Each one takes us to a place where humanity’s stragglers are forced to battle with enemies outside of their control; mutant beasts, groups of depraved and desperate people, and the terrifying threat of a dwindling food supply. Their fight for survival gets even more difficult as they search among the tatters of civilization for the will to carry on.

In a world where society has collapsed and terror lurks around every corner, no one can be trusted and nothing can be taken for granted.

Hell has invaded and happy endings are a thing of the past…

Contributing Authors in Volume 1 include:

Kimberly A. Bettes, Shane Cashman, Shane R. Collins, Laura Diamond, Rodney James Galley, Michael Griffin, Russell Linton, Adam Millard, Christofer Nigro, and Julianne Snow.

Carnage: After the End – Volume 2

Hell has invaded Earth and happy endings are a thing long since forgotten.

The ten stories in Carnage: After the End – Volume 2 tell of the frighteningly horrific and cruel lives the survivors must face. Each one takes us to a place where humanity’s stragglers are forced to battle for their very existence against their own grim reality; creatures from different worlds or times, individuals or groups of miscreants who feed on the fear of the weak, and even the terrifying threat of unknown bacterial organisms. Their will to go on diminishing among the tatters of the civilization they once knew.

In a world where society has collapsed and terror lurks around every corner, no one can be trusted and nothing can be taken for granted.

The Apocalypse has come, leaving in its wake small pockets of survivors battling to stay alive; each carving out a new beginning for mankind…

Contributing Authors in Volume 2 include:

Angel D. Callido, Charlie Fish, Harper Hull, Magda Knight, Jason Lairamore, Harry Manners, Zachary O’Shea, Wednesday Silverwood, Adrian Tchaikovsky, and L.E. White.

See what I mean? Those are some great blurbs. I couldn’t have done it better.

While I personally believe that everyone needs a copy of volume two. I do want to point out that both volumes should be equally fantastic. All of the stories are independent. We didn’t share anything other than an apocalypse. So pick up a copy and tell us what you think. I would love to know.

Here are all the links for both volumes.

Volume 1

Createspace, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Smashwords

Volume 2 – (HINT, Buy this one. It’s where my story is!)

Createspace, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Smashwords

Since I did so much promotion, I will keep the rest of my news for another week. I have also started laying out a little bit of history and world building for a new idea. This weeks story is part of the creation myth from that world. I would love to know what you think of it.

L. E. White.

In the Beginning

In the days after the gods were born, they made war upon each other out of boredom and this clashing filled the realms with chaos. Nothing could live in this and the gods were alone.

The mother of all looked upon her children’s squabbles and laughed with joy at their efforts. She was so taken by them that she raised her voice in song, but her children ceased to fight and instead listened to their mother. Smiles shone upon their faces and these smiles also brought the mother of all joy. Being so filled with joy, she raised her voice higher, and in doing so, the mother spun the magic of creation into her song. From this first song, the worlds were born, and the gods looked upon them with wonder.

The gods watched the worlds, and sang songs of their own. They created the Peoples and the animals and the plants. Water and wind; fire and life came from their songs and the people worshiped the gods. This made them happy, and their happiness filled the mother with joy.

The people of the world listened to the songs of the gods and knew the magic that was there. They raised their own voices, seeking to mimic the gods and work their magic. Their songs were not sung with the voice of power. They were not perfect and as such, they did not create great things or bring happiness to the world. The tiny, wretched songs brought terrible things down. Shadow and death and sickness and fear now walked the land.

Some of the gods were angered by this. They sung dirges and dark songs that cursed the Peoples of the world and took away the power of their songs. Magic left the hands of the Peoples and they despaired.

Metea, the sun, felt sorry for the Peoples, and as he traveled around the world, watching them, he smiled upon them and sang a warm and loving song. His song warmed the world and chased the shadows away. He was seen to be the greatest of the gods and the Peoples loved him.

As Metea travelled, he heard the singing of Mora the maid. She sang her song, not to work magic, but to express her joy at the feeling of the light upon her skin. Metea fell in love with her and her songs, so he blessed her voice with magic. He taught her to sing good songs and he loved her until Kron, time and passing, took her to the after lands.

The children of Metea and Mora were also blessed with the power of voice, and they spread their songs among all of the Peoples.

Time passed and the world changed. Some of the gods stopped singing and others sang more. The children of Metea and Mora spread among the world and their children spread even more. All things passed and the gods dispersed. The Peoples live on in the world and their songs are all that remain of the magic of creation that brought our world from the darkness. Until one of the line was born with a dark voice.

Fosae had a deep, rumbling voice and he wanted greatness. He wasn’t happy with his power and he desired to become a god. He wanted to make the world in his way and to force everyone to worship him. He sang hymns and dirges that called to dark things that lived in the shadows. He sang songs of loss that brought the monstrous Leeli from the frozen wastes. He waged war upon the Peoples.

Forsea caught many, and then had the Leeli kill them all while he sang a dark song. He used death to raise himself up and Forsea took over the storms. With clouds and rain, thunder and lightning, Forsea went to war with Metea.

The storms and clouds have fought with the suns warm light ever since. Every time the sun comes out, the clouds move to hide the world from its sight. Every time it rains, the sun burns through the clouds and warms the world while casting rainbows through the sky. They are at war, and will be until the day when another great song spinner will come and take up sides. A voice of power will be born to the Peoples and that voice will turn the tide of the war.

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