Anthology

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers periodically publishes an anthology of short fiction showcasing the talents of its members.

The stories speak to the anthologies’ titles and themes in a variety of ways—literally, emotionally, symbolically, spiritually, and supernaturally, providing the reader with a satisfying set of stories by some of today’s emerging and established writers.

2014 Anthology Will Be Here in September!

Crossing Colfax

Playboy Magazine once called Colfax Avenue “the longest, wickedest street in America.” Over one hundred years ago, it was the main road into and out of the city. East Colfax was the address to have for many of the city’s elite, and West Colfax was a trail that led to the mountains and dreams of Gold Rush riches.

We invite you to explore Colfax Avenue – its past, present, or future. Its greatest moments, real or imaginary, and its darkest secrets. Tales of romance, action, fantasy and more – Colfax has seen it all.

  • Billy Shump has seven seconds to save a life – and ruin his own
  • Mike Ashford learns that skimming off other people’s dreams isn’t nearly as satisfying as finding his own
  • Mech apocalypse refugee Kal must decide how far he’s willing to go in order to survive
  • Detective Marc Davis works a missing child case that puts his solid lack of faith in question
  • Sugar thought she hit rock bottom, until her unique talent catches unwanted attention
  • Jackie tries to save a homeless man from alien abduction
  • And eight other tales inspired by Colfax Avenue

Includes stories from authors Warren Hammond (KOP series) and Linda Berry (Trudy Roundtree Mystery series), and from past Colorado Gold writing contest finalists and winners, including Zoltan James, Martha Husain, Angie Hodapp, L.D. Silver, and more.

Book release party at the Colorado Gold 2014 Conference on Friday night, September 5th. The book will be available for general pre-order soon via Amazon.com for print and e-book, local booksellers for print, major e-book distributors via Smashwords, and as a special pre-order add-on to Conference registration.

Past Anthologies

broken linksBroken Links, Mended Lives
2009 Colorado Book Award Finalist In a complex world splintered by myriad interests and needs, we rely increasingly on links. Connections are formed between people, between cities, among nations. Intricate networks are formed between everything from computers and satellites to iPhones and hamburger franchises. This pulsing, living planet spins within the patterns of its links.

The authors present memorable tales of loss, sacrifice and suffering, stories of rediscovery, humor, hope and redemption. Solid or fragile, ancient or still wet from the paint of our newest creations, these links contribute to the unique pattern we call life. Includes the work of well-known novelists Mario Acevedo, Carol Berg, Jameson Cole and Cindi Myers.

MistwillowTales from Mistwillow
Travel to this legendary Colorado town, nestled in the Rocky Mountain foothills, shrouded in myth and mystery. Members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers have woven inspiring, chilling and downright fun stories about this fictional town. Relax, settle back and enjoy the suspense, the mystery, the love, the comedy, and the ghosts that wander this colorful western town that harbors so many secrets. Includes the work of well-known novelists Cindi Myers, Jeff Shelby, Janet Lane, and Terry Wright.

 

DryspellDry Spell: Tales of Thirst and Longing
A dreary winter afternoon, an apple pie, and a bottle of cognac ignite a thirst for a time long gone but note quite forgotten … A homesick mother, an understanding daughter, a promise kept, and a poignant return to the Atacama Desert … A remarkable horse, an outlaw drifter, five days in the desert, and a too-sly-for-her-own-good beauty who overestimates the power of feminine wiles … Grandpa’s little habit and the private achings of an aging heart … Join the storytellers of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers as they appeal to the yearnings of your soul. Includes the work of award-winning novelists Kay Bergstrom and Margaret Coel.

Contact Anthology Chair, Nikki Baird, at anthology@rmfw.org with questions about past and future anthologies.