published May 2022
twenty-two short stories
This charity anthology includes 22 stories of crime and suspense by 22 authors: many award-winners, some publishing for the first time in a short story anthology. The publisher donates 100% of the proceeds to Democracy Docket, an organization that is successfully fighting against voter suppression in the United States.
Authors from the US, India, Germany, and the UK have crafted visions of the past, present, and future of democracy with tales that range from comic to tragic and from cozy to noir. You’ll also find a few stories blended with science fiction, horror, and fantasy.
Each author shares their take on the theme: the color of my vote. We know it shouldn’t matter, but somehow it still does.
I wrote the story “Violent Choices” to a prompt of historical crime but the anthology never happened. So it remained one of my many hard-drive zombies for a while. I’m very happy that it found a great home in this wonderful anthology. You’ll fnd the website with the two previous volumes here.