BeanPods Press began a little over a year ago as a simple vision in the minds of two journalists. We continually heard people say "I've always wanted to be a writer, but..." Now, there are no excuses. Once a year we open up submissions to anyone -- anywhere -- for our anthologies or essay compilations.
Moreover, any would-be author need only submit the first chapter of their completed work to us. No other paperwork is necessary: no query letters; no synopses; nothing else.
Modern aircraft enable travel from any major city, USA to Africa or the Pacific Rim in only 15 hours. Given the sheer volume of traffic and connections from these airports, a pathogen brought in from abroad could infect most major American cities in a matter of days. Nine authors allow us a peek into their world during such such a crisis.
Laugh, cry, gasp, and cringe along with them.
Love, as the hoary cliché holds, is a many-splendored thing: many-splendored, and multifaceted; a periapt to some, an Orloff Diamond to others. Within this volume, we assay to present this ubiquitous—this most basic—but most subtle and nuanced, of human emotions as we would any sacrosanct, dangerous relic. Follow the world of nine authors, three men; six women, as they tingle and bleed for love.
Jane and Oliver are immortals. Not knowing how they became immortal, they spent decades searching for the answer. Jane gave up when she met and married Rand, a celebrity and fashion photographer. Oliver continued, however, and eventually located the man responsible on the Isle of Malta. Oliver contacts Jane about his find, and books a flight for the two of them. Jane must tell Rand. But how?
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