Queen of Spades
The Elixir of Adaptation (Day 4: CV5 Book Tour)
Good day everyone! Queen of Spades here, welcoming you to Day 4 of the Concordant Vibrancy 5 book tour. Today, another talented author, Beem Weeks, stops by to discuss his involvement in the Concordant Vibrancy collection.
(1) What prompted you to be a part of the Concordant Vibrancy concept?
The thing that prompted me to participate in the Concordant Vibrancy concept was an invitation to do so. That’s the sort of proposal one just doesn’t turn down. To be asked to contribute to such a wonderful project is a high honor. Having my name and my work published alongside this group of skilled writers is an incredibly humbling experience. There’s also a challenge involved: Here’s a theme, now write a short story that encompasses this theme and brings it to life. Challenge accepted!
(2) Which Concordant Vibrancy books are you featured in?
I have been blessed to be part of four of the five anthologies. These include CV 2: Vitality, CV 3: Lustrate, CV 4: Inferno, and this latest edition, CV 5: Extancy. Each volume poses a theme and a question for the author to ponder while crafting a story around that theme.
(3) Why did you choose a certain attribute as your answer to CV5's theme question?
I chose the attribute of adaptation to answer the theme question—What intangible elixir is paramount to one’s survival?—because those who learn to adapt will be those who survive. And survival doesn’t always equal success or a happy ending. Life isn’t outlined for us. It doesn’t fit into the pages of a well-crafted novel. Humans are often presented with unforeseen events that change our world, ruin our plans, and re-write the roadmap we’ve plotted for ourselves. These various themes postured in each of the Concordant Vibrancy editions speak to the human soul and to the human struggle for life. To adapt is to survive.
About The Author
Beem Weeks is an author, editor, blogger, podcast host, and audio/video producer. He has written many short stories, essays, poems, and the historical fiction/coming of age novel entitled Jazz Baby. Beem has also released Slivers of Life: A Collection of Short Stories and Strange Hwy: Short Stories, as well as the novella The Thing About Kevin. He is a lifelong native of Michigan, USA. Beem is currently working on two novels and several short stories.
Thanks Beem for stopping by The Palace. Readers, stay tuned for more authors and more excerpts during the Concordant Vibrancy 5 book tour.