An Unlikely Companion
Release Date: May 31, 2015
An Unlikely Companion is a collection of powerful work hand-picked by editor Brian James Lewis from works submitted to Spark: A Creative Anthology. Imaginative, gripping, and at times transgressive, these selections often fell outside Spark's guidelines or audience goals—and yet, each was compelling and deserved publication.
The pieces in this collection are included by personal invitation from Brian.
The first author invited to participate in this project was Travis Hubbs, a professor of English and a PhD candidate at Louisiana State University. His passion and enthusiasm for writing fiction inspired many others—and continues to do so. This collection is published in his memory.
Use the code 4TRAVIS during checkout to receive a 10% discount on your purchase of An Unlikely Companion and the E&GJ Foundation will donate a matching 10% to the Travis Hubbs Memorial Scholarship Fund administered by Kristi Hubbs.
Foreword by Gayle Towell
Richard Thomas Fireflies
George Wells Coming Clean
Travis Hubbs A Concerned Friend
Scott Laudati I Liked Her So I Never Should Have Talked To Her Again
Jen Squire Lemonade
K.C. Norton Rue d’Zoi
H.S. Dhillon Sweet Crude
Miranda Hellinger Lessons
Brooke Kolcow An Emptiness That Burns
Maggie Bàra Annie-Bomb
J.D. Kotzman Entropy
Ryan Hanley Snowstorm
Tabitha Wanja Mwangi Purity by Fire
Leo Norman The Giving Lake of her Backwashed Tears
Elaine Wong Between You, Me, and Andromeda
Isabelle Brock Kiddie Pool
Natalia Theodoridou Angelheaded Hipsters
Please note: unlike the broadly-accessible content of Spark and Ember, this collection includes language and topics not recommended for younger readers. We suggest at least age 17 or advanced high-school level readers, but ultimately leave the choice to your discretion.