One of the first stories I had accepted in print was ‘Dead Man Walking’, in Paul D Brazill’s excellent collection of ‘outsider’ themed stories, Exiles: An Outsider Anthology.
I’ve always been fond of the story, and of the anthology overall, which is stuffed with really good, well written, thought-provoking stories about how it feels to be an outsider in today’s society. With a bit of sleaze, action and fun thrown in.
So it’s great to see that the book, which had been temporarily unavailable, is now back with a new, eye-catching cover but the same contents (and the same charity beneficiary, the Marfan Foundation) as before.
Currently, it’s available in digital format from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I5O70LY), and there are also plans afoot to resurrect the print version as well.
‘Dead Man Walking’ focuses on Johnny, an overly optimistic armed robber with a plan for the perfect alibi – until it all goes horribly wrong. After all, you can’t be done for murder if you’re dead…