on April 17, 2015
What will you leave behind?
Long after we've left this world, our legacy remains. Or doesn't. Or remains only in the minds of those who knew us, those whose lives we've touched. Those we've written to, or about.
If you had a choice, what mark would you leave? How should people remember you? Should they remember you?
Fourteen authors sat down during the month of January 2015, shut out distractions of the outside world and wrote about the subject. The resulting fiction and nonfiction stories fill the pages of Legacy: An Anthology. The book includes stories from Kristopher Jansma, winner of the 2014 Sherwood Anderson Award for Fiction, New York Times best-selling author Regina Calcaterra and Canadian best-selling author Marissa Stapley among others.
Within these pages, there is laughter, pride and hope. There is romance and rock and roll. Certain messages are eerie, while others bestow a sense of peace. The collection, through the discerning lens of each writer, runs the gamut of the human experience.
This short story collection takes on the subject of legacy and what that means. For some, it can mean your family history, for others, it can mean something much more personal. I found one stand out by Vicki Lesage about a family of three youngsters and a recipe. You don’t know until the very end that the legacy is the recipe for apple strudel and how one simple thing can be traced to connect a whole family. There are more heart-warming stories included that you wish were full length novels. There is a lot of promise here and a great way to try new authors that might be the one you are looking for.