The other story I submitted on the same day as "The Lobby" will, I'm pleased to say, appear in Voices from the Past, an ebook anthology of flash fiction in support of the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.
My piece is entitled Ascension Day; it's a very short science fiction story. This is a great venture and well worth supporting, I'd say. The book will cost you all of 59 New Pence...
When I began my student days, and provided you weren't too choosy, you could just get a pint for 59p. But that was 26 years ago...
Sweet! Annoyingly, the website doesn't say what the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital actually is -- and why they need our support -- for us out-of-towners. Not that I'm suggesting one shouldn't donate to a children's hospital, but it's just odd that there is quite literally NOTHING about the cause on the book's website. Ah well. I'll be buying it anyway. :-)ReplyDelete
It's a very well known institution in the UK (obviously not elsewhere) which is probably why they didn't feel the need to say what it actually is or does. Quoting from Wikipedia:ReplyDelete
"The hospital works with the UCL Institute of Child Health, and is the largest centre for research into childhood illness outside the United States and Canada, and a major international trainer of doctors and nurses. It has the widest range of children's specialists of any UK hospital, and is the largest centre for children's heart or brain surgery, or children with cancer, in the UK. Recent high profile breakthroughs include successful gene therapy for immune diseases, following a decade of research."
It's often in the news, or featured in documentaries about childhood illness. In any case, a good cause, as I'm sure you'll agree.
Awesome. Yes, that's pretty high on the good-cause-o-meter. :-)ReplyDelete