‘Rising Tides’ is a collection of stories and poems by Channel Islands’ writers.
Half of the content comes from members of the Channel Island Fiction group (www.cifiction.com) and half from selected public submissions. All proceeds made from the sale of this anthology will be shared between Jersey and Guernsey Women’s Refuges.
Mankind is on its knees. One last fervent prayer, one last jabbering rosary, one collective cry for forgiveness…
Imagine the uncertainty ceased and the world was faced with an indisputable, stark truth:- reduce atmospheric CO2 to pre-biblical levels within three years or the human race will be destroyed. What would we do, what could we do? Who would lead us?
The Random Adventures Of Dragonfruit Girl by Ian Lim
Long ago, people told legends of little spirits that would take the shape of fruits. These spirits protected the trees and other plants, and the oldest of these spirits were said to even have magic powers. This is the story of one little spirit and her big adventure.
The Twelve Step Warrior by Peter Skillen
I spent most of my young life searching; searching for a meaning to my existence. The problem was, I was searching in the wrong place.
My search was conducted on the very edge of society among fellow outcasts, all of them looking for answers, all making the same mistakes, all looking in the wrong places.
I wasn’t going to find a life worth living among the thieves, fighters, gamblers and one-time somebodies that propped up the bars of the worst drinking holes I attended back then on a nightly basis.
The people I was mixing with then had already given up on their search and I too had fallen into their fold. My existence had become a beggar’s search for the next hit of alcohol. I didn’t really care who bought it for me, but I needed it, I craved it and it consumed me.
All my thoughts, even when I had achieved my goal and was standing looking longingly into a full glass, were on where the next drink would come from. I was at the jumping off point and had to find a way out of this dark existence.
This is the story of how I found my way out of that darkness and into the light.