In a devastated world, a voice calls out through the darkness of space, a young woman embraces Darwin, a man lays flowers in a shattered doorway, a two-dimensional wedding feast awaits guests, a Dodge Challenger roars down the deserted highway…and that’s just the beginning.
Inspired by the Talking Heads’ song of the same name, Nothing but Flowers explores the complexities and challenges of love in a post-apocalyptic landscape; from a take-away coffee mug to a gun to the head, a fortune cookie to a guitar, the open road and beyond. Poignant, funny, horrifying and sensual, this collection of short fiction leaves an indelible mark on ideas of what it means to love and be loved.
Featuring stories by: Sam Adamson, Jim Bronyaur, Jen Brubacher, Adam Byatt, Christopher Chartrand, Carrie Clevenger, Jason Coggins, Janette Dalgliesh, Rob Diaz II, Rebecca Dobbie, Rebecca Emin, Laura Eno, Annie Evett, Susan May James, P.J. Kaiser, Maria Kelly, Lily Mulholland, Emma Newman, Dan Powell, Dale Challener Roe, Icy Sedgwick, Paul Servini, Benjamin Solah & Graham Storrs.