The Boots & Backpacks map: the importance of setting in a journey story

Why, yes, I did make a map to show the route Darcy and Elizabeth travel. In a journey story, the setting is particularly important, and when a setting is as well-known as the Appalachian Trail, you had better get your … Read More

A Nightmare on Grosvenor Street – the Conclusion

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  Part 4 Darcy sat at his study the next morning after the Matlock’s ball, gulping coffee and nursing a vicious hangover. Bertram knocked on the door and opened it cautiously when Darcy growled out, “What is it?” “Pardon me, … Read More

A Nightmare on Grosvenor Street – Part 3

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Part 3 Darcy lounged in the sitting room in his quarters, staring into the fire and sipping on his third glass of brandy. He swirled the amber liquid around and around in the glass and re-lived (for the umpteenth time) … Read More

A Nightmare on Grosvenor Street – Part 2

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The second installment of my scary story for Halloween… Darcy watched longingly as Elizabeth Bennet Fitzwilliam leaned back against the terrace railing, folding her arms in front of her and arching her brow in an impertinent pose. How could such … Read More

The Austen Project “F-Word”

Have you heard about The Austen Project? It’s an project in which “six bestselling contemporary authors” are paired with each of Jane Austen’s six novels. From the website: “Taking these well-loved stories as their base, each author will write their own … Read More

A Nightmare on Grosvenor Street

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  Otherwise known as ANGSt – a Halloween Short Story in Four Parts Author’s Note: I dusted off this story from some years back, cleaned it up and put it on the blog. Because, really, what’s scarier than Elizabeth Bennet … Read More

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