Authors Spotlight: (Supporting The Make A Wish Foundation UK Charity)

For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn by Hache L. Jones (flash fiction)

(All royalties from sales of this book are to be donated to Make-A-Wish® UK Charity Registration Nos. (England & Wales) 295672 / (Scotland) SC037479)

baby shoes

(All royalties from sales of this book are to be donated to Make-A-Wish® UK Charity Registration Nos. (England & Wales) 295672 / (Scotland) SC037479)

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Six words, powerfully evocative, & believed to have been written by Ernest Hemingway to win a bet.
They were the inspiration for this collection of fantastic flash fiction; compiled & edited by author Hache L. Jones. Her challenge went out: write a story of no more than 500 words explaining why a pair of unworn baby shoes were up for sale.

The resulting influx of stories, 191 of them by 85 writers based in 13 countries is astonishing. They’ll make you think, cry, and laugh in equal measure.

KGHH Publishing would like to thank the wonderful Lori Depp for the foreword, the fantastic writers who have produced some amazing works and last, but not least, Hache L. Jones without whom this project would not have been possible.

click here to purchase (all royalties go to charity)

(All royalties from sales of this book are to be donated to Make-A-Wish® UK Charity Registration Nos. (England & Wales) 295672 / (Scotland) SC037479)

make wish   Helping Seriously ill Children click here for more details

Compiled and edited by Hache L. Jones

Hache Black and White

Foreword by Lori Depp

Lori Depp Black and White CopyrightPictures by Suzanne Allison photography

Top Customer Reviews

on March 5, 2017
A delightful, funny, scary, thought-provoking read! And for a good cause as well – all proceeds go to Make a Wish UK. I was intrigued when my friend Hache Jones asked for my contributions to the book and particularly happy to see them in print. Well-worth reading this little compilation that you can read for hours on end or just one flash story at a time.
on March 16, 2017
Love this book, the stories are great and how can you not want to help MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION who get proceeds from the sale. Get this you wont be disappointed!
on March 17, 2017
Very thought provoking. Great idea to have different takes on one sentence. Stories run the gamut of emotion and genre. Love that proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish.
on March 5, 2017
It’s so good to be apart of this book and to see my story along side so many other great stories!
This book turned out better than I could have hoped!
on March 14, 2017

I am going to try not to be biased here, because my story appears on page 304. But I cannot help to feel proud to have been part of this project. I am among seasoned writers,the famous, some of my Facebook friends, and even a couple people from the same town I live in. We all came together for a good cause: the royalties from the sale of this book will help sick children fulfill bucket list items. That, and the fact that I like to write and I thought it would be fun to see my name in print.

Now granted, I have been published several times before. I have appeared in a few of the high school anthologies the creative writing department always put together, and I have done a few unpaid freelance stringer pieces for local papers before also. But this is the first time I have actually had my name and a story in a book that will be seen by people around the world. There are close to two hundred stories, written by eighty five people, myself included, from all walks of life within this book. Thirteen different countries are represented.

The beauty of this project is that the editor, Hache L. Jones allowed us to submit and see our stories as written. I also like the fact that so many different people can come up with some interesting interpretations built on the foundation of six little words: baby shoes,for sale. Never worn. And my fellow contributors came up with some great pieces ranging from fairy tales, to poems, to sad stories. There are inspirational stories, horror stories, riddles, and more in there. Same theme, no two stories alike.

That’s what flash fiction is all about. It isn’t a new concept however. Back in the 80’s, I took creative writing and honors English in high school and the teacher would require us to keep a journal that was worth 1/4 of our grade. Sometimes we would get stuck for ideas, so she would write “journal sparks” up on the blackboard in the form of thought provoking questions, quotes, or anecdotes. Twenty five kids would come up with different interpretations on what the world would be like if dinosaurs never went extinct. And as such, eighty five people have written some brilliant pieces describing how a pair of brand new baby shoes would come up for sale but never worn. It’s a great project and as I said, I am proud to have been a part of this project. I really hope that if more opportunities to write for a similar project come up in the future, that I can contribute more. Or even build on the story I have written and make it into something more. (Copyrights have remained with individual authors).

This is a good read for anyone who likes a variety. All of the stories are five hundred words or less, so if a person wants a quick-paced bit of light reading, they can finish one or two stories on a coffee break. It feels good to know that terminally ill children will benefit from this group effort. Thanks to everyone who contributed right along with me.

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