Letty Greene, Queen of Hearts

19 Jul

About six months ago, I started writing a succession of eight flash fiction pieces to be included in my novella, Cathedral Tales.  They also work as stand-alone stories, though, so I’ve edited them a little into what I call the Pilgrims series.  Each piece explains the backstory and motivations of a character from my novella.  The first, Letty Greene, Queen of Hearts, was scrawled on some half-sheets of notebook paper after I got feverish and sick and all the perfume bottles on my dresser seemed like they were coming alive.

Check it out here, where it was originally published in Crashtest Magazine!

If you liked this story, why don’t you take a look at its companion pieces in the series?

The Angry Feminist Manifesto

Babes in the Wood

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2 Responses to “Letty Greene, Queen of Hearts”

  1. Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was
    super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your
    blog. I too am an aspiring blog blogger
    but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any helpful hints for rookie blog writers? I’d definitely appreciate
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    • elizabethballou May 27, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

      First off, I’m so sorry it took me this long to respond! I’ve been taking a hiatus from this blog to focus on publishing more work, so I haven’t been checking the comments as often as I should. Second, thanks so much! It means a lot that you’ve been taking the time to read my work. Here are a few hints I might suggest:

      -Pick a topic (creative writing here, obviously) and focus in on it. Going too broad means that readers are going to be confused.
      -Choose a classy format, use plenty of images, and make your blog visually appealing.
      -Try to stick to a regular update schedule (this one is clearly “do as I say, not as I do”!).
      -Read and comment on other people’s blogs to get your name out there!

      Hope that helps.

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