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The Short Story of Mr. Collins

I have a very high regard for the clergy in general and for the several members of the profession I know personally. So it may seem strange that I made the premeditated death of a country parson my first literary … Continue reading

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Small Successes & Short Stories

“The longest journey begins with a single step.” No, that’s not a Jane Austen quote.  But it came to mind when I thought about announcing a small triumph on my road to writing success.  *trumpet fanfare* Both the stories I submitted … Continue reading

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Darling Exiles

In her present exile from good society, and distance from everything that had been wont to interest her, a letter from one belonging to the set where her heart lived, written with affection, and some degree of elegance, was thoroughly … Continue reading

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The Villains We Love to Hate

When I decided to write a sequel to Pride and Prejudice, what I most looked forward to was reveling in the happiness of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.  That was before it dawned on me that I couldn’t make a novel out of 300 pages … Continue reading

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Celebrating!

She was looked at however, and with some admiration; for, in her own hearing, two gentlemen pronounced her to be a pretty girl.  Such words had their due effect; she immediately thought the evening pleasanter than she had found it … Continue reading

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Make Haste!

John Thorpe was soon with them, and his voice was with them yet sooner, for on the stairs he was calling out to Miss Morland to be quick.  “Make haste!  Make haste!” as he threw open the door – “Put … Continue reading

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Flight of Fancy?

“But now suppose as much as you chuse; give a loose to your fancy, indulge your imagination in every possible flight which the subject will afford …”  (Pride and Prejudice, chapter 60) I’ve taken Lizzy’s advice and indulged my imagination … Continue reading

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