Wednesday, February 3, 2010

100 Stories For Haiti

This seems like a brilliant idea! Some very decent and enthusiastic people have put a lot of hard work into producing an anthology of short stories (in ebook and print format) in an effort to raise money for relief efforts in Haiti. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross relief effort in that devastated country, and everyone should pick up a copy if they possibly can...

The speed of this entire project is quite astonishing, actually. About two weeks ago, the call went out for stories. Over 400 writers from all around the world submitted and a frenetic editing process began. In the next few days the finished manuscript will be at the printers and soon after that will be on sale for everyone to buy.

100 Stories for Haiti is coming out as an ebook on, and as a paperback through Unbound Press. Both editions will be available online, February/March, 2010.

Here are the stories set for inclusion:

All-Or-Nothing Day by Nick Harkaway
A Lesson in Magic by Robert Freese
A Miracle Cure by Jim Harrington
About Time by Mo Fanning
Amplified Distance by Siân Harris
An Immigrant’s Christmas Eve by Billy O’Callaghan (my story!)
An Island’s Story by MG Farrelly
And the First Note Sang by Catriona Gunn
Anna and Nineteen by Claudia Boers
Apple Pie and Sunshine by Mary Walkden
Attachments by John O’Donnell
Authority by Katy Darby
Back to the Land by Nicola Taylor
Birds of a Feather by Lauri Kubuitsile
Call Centre by Elizabeth Reeder
Channelling Blues by Sylvia Petter
Chatting in the Closet by Tim Maguire
Clubs and Societies by Deborah Fielding
Coming, Ready or Not by Jac Cattaneo
Contact by Jason E. Thummel
Cor-Blimey Corinne by Douglas Bruton
Dinner For Two by Trevor Belshaw
Doctor Kerr and the Silliness of Age by Douglas Bruton
Dragons by Fionnuala Murphy
Emergency Response by MCM
Emily’s Stone by Julia Bohanna
Enohn Jarrow, A Warning by Emily George
Escape from Crete by Ozzie Nogg
Fleeting Thoughts by Nadene Carter
Floating by Sylvia Petter
Folding Paper by Debz Hobbs-Wyatt
Going, Going … Still Going by Danny Gillan
Home by Gillian Best
Hope in a Strange Corner by Tony Cook
Impact by Dan Powell
Indian Dance by Martin Tyrrell
One Morning by Greg McQueen
Jacob’s Ladder by RJ Newlyn
Jeremy’s New Pet by Justin Stanchfield
Journey of Hope by Pam Howes
Juno Out of Yellow by Nuala Ní Chonchúir
Justice for Cody by April L. Hamilton
Larger Than Life by Sherri Turner
Life Behind a Motorway Billboard Hoarding by Kate Tough
Lily’s Room by Alison Dunne
Lola Loves Loving by Martin Reed
Marco’s Ice Cream by Clare Reedaway
Mother’s Theorem by Katherine Spink
Mr Trick Speaks by Joel Willans
Mugs by Tania Hershman
Named After by Teresa Stenson
Naming Finbar by Vanessa Gebbie
Patio Lights by Joyce Meadows
Père Noël Pops the Question by Kathleen McGurl
Potifar Jones’ experiment with time and Brains Beer by Alun Williams
Real Men by Jan Wright
Reshaping the Past by Rosemary Gemmell
Second Chances by Ellie Garratt
Seedlings by John Ravenscroft
Serenity Rules Okay! by Kath Kilburn
Sick Joke by Charlie Taylor
Sixty Years Together by Ryan Spier
Snapdragons by Alex Irvine
Something Different by Karen Milner
Sprawl by Alasdair Stuart
Stay by Patti Jazanoski
Surf’s Up by Glynis Scrivens
Talking to the Angel by Kath Kilburn
The Archeologist by Andy Parrott
The Baby by Rachel Shukert
The Beautiful Game by Jean Blackwell
The Cloud Dragon by Sarah Ann Watts
The Encounter by Francesca Burgess
The Forgetting by Layla O’Mara
The Garden by Gwen Grant
The Kids Are Alright by Jennifer Domingo
The Language Student by Jean Blackwell
The Last Boy on Earth by Maire Cooney
The Last Bus to Montreal by Jenna Wallace
The Law of Attraction by Teresa Ashby
The Layman’s Solution to the Causal vs. Final Conundrum Or How Two Men Became Insomniac and One Man Slept by Jane Roberts
The Painting by John Booth
The Path of the Faerie King by Robert J. McCarter
The Ring of Truth by Joanna Campbell
The Show by Victoria Biram
The Stories We Tell Ourselves by Curtis C. Chen
The Walk of Life by Joanne Fox
The Wonderful Thread by Steve Moran
This is What You Must Do by Kirsty Logan
Three Drink Minimum by Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon
Three Questions by Dave Creek
Tom Jones Knew My Mother by Barry Cooper
Turning Things Around by Paula Williams
Unheard Voices by Emily George
Updating Dora by Linda Barrett
Voice in The Night by Ian Rochford
Waiting for Sarah by Elaine Everest
When Tania Sings by Douglas Bruton
Wrong Direction by Charlie Berridge
Haiti Before the Earthquake by Susan Partovi, MD.


  1. Hi Billy, delighted to be in this with you and to be going to Toronto with you as part of the Irish crew - yay!

    We are trying for a group PR job for the Irish in the Haiti book. See the forum on the Haiti blog.
    Nuala x

  2. Hi Nuala,
    This is a pretty good project to be involved in, and I hope it will raise some much-needed funds. I just saw on the paper this morning that they found another man in the rubble. Incredible after such a length of time!
    Can't wait for Toronto, it will be great to meet up again. We'll have a blast!