Solidarity and its opposites

The anthology “ProleSCARYet: Tales of Horror and Class Warfare” is now available, and my uneasy little fable “Alabaster Cities” is in it. My author interview, talking about Christianity, solidarity, and alternatives to consumerism is on the blog page linked here, and information about how to order the book is on the home page. Half the proceeds from anthology sales will go to the organization Labor Rights.

“Alabaster Cities” began as one of my adolescent nightmares about certain types of buildings which seemed to take on a life of their own, but which were actually taking that life from somewhere else… but over the years it’s expanded to include waking doubts and fears about our systems, various waking memories and voices, and the hope, still, for a way back to a different kind of life.

One thought on “Solidarity and its opposites

  1. Hi Joanna. I just had to reach out and let you know how much I adore this story! First, “uneasy” is definitely the word for it. I’ve been looking at certain buildings suspiciously ever since I read it. Second, I felt such a strong personal connection to this; one of the characters reminds me of my dad. Anyway, thanks for the awesome read!

    Anyone reading this comment who hasn’t bought the book yet – 5/5, highly recommend.

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