I’m lucky enough to have my work included in The Rabbit Hole Volume 5: Just…Plain…Weird anthology along with quite a group of talented authors. I especially love the teaser
Welcome to the Rabbit Hole. On our fifth excursion into the warren of the odd, 37 authors lead us down their own little burrows of strangeness : an army of penguins, music that cures, aliens that communicate through old cartoons, images of the future that save, unwanted visions of the now, and, oh yes, it is raining lawyers. All have one thing in common, they are just…plain…weird.
Weird can be funny, weird can be sad, weird can be thoughtful, weird can be mad, but the one thing in common is that weird shares experiences you have, thankfully, never had.
Just be careful, all little bunnies are not nice, but they are memorable.
About the Author
Bobby Rollins is (gratefully) prone to daydreams, some of which he puts into words. He writes in the hopes his stories make people laugh and think, both of which he’d like more of in the world. Updates about his writing appear @writerollins on Twitter
How the stories came about?
The first inkling of the tale was a twinge of sympathy I felt for lost umbrellas, and a stereotypical image that came to mind of shelves full of them in a station somewhere. I wrote the story after that first thought stumbled down a path of greater compassion for all that is misplaced, abandoned and left unclaimed, be that an umbrella on a dry day, an appliance that’s cheaper to replace than repair, or a person who just doesn’t quite fit into our lives anymore. The more I thought about it, the more similar and interchangeable all of the pieces became, and then, before I knew it, there I was, right in the middle of The Lost Property Office.
I’ve worked in our town’s Lost Property Office long enough to know golf umbrellas and parasols are the absolute worst when it comes to storming out in a huff before they can be properly helped.
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