ANNIHILATION RADIATION: Available Now!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!

We are delighted to announce the publication of our apocalyptic anthology; Annihilation Radiation.

Ebook available now and paperback available soon.

Featuring the finalists of STORGY Magazines’s Annihilation Radiation Short Story Competition the Annihilation Radiation Anthology contains 18 short stories by an array of talented apocalyptic authors. Zip up your hazmat suit and hunker in your bunker with Book One of STORGY’S Dark State Trilogy.

The Annihilation Radiation Anthology explores three era’s of atomic annihilation; Before, During, and After. For a taste of these nuclear trials, watch the trailers below and tickle those nuclear tastebuds:

 

 

Ebook: £4.99

 

Find out more about the Annihilation Radiation Short Story Competition and our authors below:

1st Place

– Caroline Barnard-Smith –

A Trip To The Shops

2nd Place

– Nick Adams –

Doomsda8

3rd Place

– S O Green –

Jack In The Box

Special Mention

– Catherine Day –

Home Sweet Home

Congratulations to all shortlisted authors!

Winners and shortlisted authors will be contacted shortly regarding The Annihilation Radiation Anthology and prize awards. Stay tuned for further news on all things Annihilation Radiation!

But for now, join STORGY in congratulating the winners of The Annihilation Radiation Short Story Competition on social media

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JACK IN THE BOX
by S.O Green
(Before)

FIN
by Gráinne Faller
(During)

EVOLUTION
by Alicia Hilton
(After)

I AM CONTAGION
Cassia Littler
(Before)

HIDE AND SEEK
Nicola Humphreys
(During)

IN YOUR OWN WORDS
Richard Lee-Graham
(After)

THE PEN PAL
Seana Graham
(Before)

HEADS OR TAILS
Jeanette Flannery
(During)

THE LAST THREE BOTTLES
Catherine Ogston
(After)

THE STRANDING
Gareth Durasow
(Before)

THE MUSEUM OF EXTINGUISHED THINGS
Lily Williams
(During)

THE NINTH RUN
Jess Moody
(After)

HOME SWEET HOME
Catherine Day
(Before)

LOVE IN VAIN
John Higgins
(During)

OUR TOWN
Richard Bateman
(After)

DOOMSDA8
Nick Adams
(Before)

BOTTICELLI
Julie Bissell
(During)

A Trip To The Shops
Caroline Smith
(After)

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For more information about Annihilation Radiation you can peruse the below…

“I’m recording this, because this could be the last thing I’ll ever say. The city I once knew as home is teetering on the edge of radioactive oblivion. A 300,000 thousand degree baptism by nuclear fire.

I’m not sorry.

We had it coming.”

– John Carpenter (Narration) –
GUNSHIP  – Tech Noir 

Greetings, vault dwellers! Welcome to STORGY’s annual short story competition – last year we delved into the macabre sinister town of Shallow Creek, and this year we’re looking at the Annihilation of the world. So get your hazmat suits at the ready, because we’re switching on the Geiger counters and getting locked and loaded for whatever mutated abomination scuttles towards our fortified base!

So what exactly is Annihilation Radiation?

We’re looking to put together an anthology consisting of the best irradiated stories involving the Annihilation of the world. Think Mad Max, The Road, The Book of Eli, Snowpiercer, World War Z, I Am Legend, The Hunger Games, Stake Land, 12 Monkeys and Escape from New York all rolled into one gigantic apocalyptic burrito. We’ll be looking to slice the anthology into THREE sections: BEGINNING, DURING and AFTER. We’re looking for original stories that inspire YOU based on the genre of Annihilation, but don’t think we’re just looking for bleak, melodramatic stories. Oh no! Let’s see those comedic chops in action, or how about a love story set in the irradiated wastelands? Have a fast paced thriller you’ve been saving for such an occasion? Let us know! The decision is up you, my fellow wastelanders!

Panic in the streets. Apartments on fire. And look, it’s raining cats and dogs. Venkman was right. YOUR story will be set before the Annihilation of the world. Secret lovers meeting for one last rendezvous…a family trying to escape the city…a group of teens trying to figure out why they’re starting to grow new appendages…psychic abilities due to contaminated waters…we’re looking for ORIGINAL stories set before the apocalypse. If you decide to enter the competition, you’ll be randomly given one of the three scenarios. Just remember my little mutated marauder – we’re looking for deep layered characters and a good pace. Don’t be mediocre. Be shiny and chrome.

You really get to know a person by the decisions they make in times of strife. We think the Annihilation of the world will test people’s mettle. Courageous acts…or cowardly ones – we want to hear them all. I heard a rumour that this all could have been prevented, if it wasn’t for that one guy who was shaking uncontrollably when he was transporting the top secret radiated phials to the UK. Or there’s been rumours that all this started on a 747 bound for Australia. Whatever the cause – the stories we’re looking for during this crisis is of utmost importance. If you decide to enter the competition, you’ll be randomly given one of the three scenarios. Just remember my little hunter gatherer – not all survivors will be as generous with their diminishing food supplies…

It could be 2019…or 2077 – all we know is that something really bad happened. The air turned poisonous…or did the seas dry up? Come to think of it, did the bombs actually drop? Or was there another cause to the Annihilation? It gets foggy in this old brain of mine…whatever the cause, we’re surviving. And as an extra bonus, I’ve started growing an extra limb! Makes it fine and dandy to scavenge for food in the wasteland. If you decide to enter the competition, you’ll be randomly given one of the three scenarios. Just remember my little scuttling scavenger, you’ve got an 8,000 word limit. Make ’em count!

The Period for Submissions is closed

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