Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. So too the next Literary Mix-tape: (Nothing But) Flowers, a collection of post-apocalyptic love stories by emerging writers, all inspired by the classic Talking Heads track.

Having had a glimpse of the various apocalyptic scenarios the 24 writers have devised for their stories, you can look forward to 24 very different interpretations of the end of the world and what kinds of love blossom there. My own story, ‘Driver & The Beautiful Highway,’ is a love story between a man and the road he drives.

From the Literary Mix Tape blog:

The anthology will go live at 9am (AEST) on the 14th February and run online for 24 hours. The anthology will also be available for purchase as an eBook and a paperback. 

All proceeds from the sale of the anthology will go to the Queensland Premier’s Disaster Fund to assist with the rebuilding of Queensland communities after the worst floods on record.

Penning the 24 stories are 14 of our Deck the Halls authors:

Sam Adamson, Jim Bronyaur, Jen Brubacher, Chris Chartrand, Kil Conor, Rebecca Dobbie, Annie Evett, Susan May James, Emma Kerry, Lily Mulholland, Dan Powell, Icy Sedgwick, Benjamin Solah and Graham Storrs

And 10 new authors to our community here (but old friends for many of us!):

Adam Byatt, Jason Coggins, Janette Dalgleish, Rob Diaz, Rebecca Emin, Laura Eno, PJ Kaiser, Maria Kelly, Emma Newman and Dale C Roe (USA)

Editor Jodi Cleghorn will be penning a special print only story for those purchasing the eBook and paperback.

You can read the full details and check out the lyrics that inspired these stories over on the Deck The Halls blog. I hope you’ll check back there on Valentine’s Day when these unconventional stories of love at the World’s end go live on the website.