The Absolute Finale

CHAPTER X IN THE MORNING           The iron gate swung stiffly on its rusty hinges. A tall, dark man with an enigmatic face and piercing eyes strode along the velvet carpet of green grass still wet from last-night’s shower to a modest gravestone. He stared at it, a cream rose in one hand.           “‘In … Continue reading The Absolute Finale

NP Final Installments 3

I should be sued for taking a whole month to post the last bits of my Novel Project. Truth be told, I've been waiting because I know I should keep working on my conclusion...but then I thought to myself, "that's what the official For the Love of Elaine site is for--to post my edited novella." … Continue reading NP Final Installments 3

S5 – White Roses and White Ghosts

This darling classmate of mine, Elissa, has Ghost written Chapter 5 of For the Love of Elaine…AND I ADORE IT <3. Such an honor, Elissa!

Musings

This week’s challenge was to ghostwrite a chapter for a fellow classmate’s novella! I decided not to do something from my own novella’s genre, so that cut out all the fantasy novels (sniff). Instead, I chose For the Love of Elaine by Abby (check her out on Harvest of Stars!), a fictional murder mystery set in the 1930s. Besides the fact that we currently have the same blog theme, I wanted to see if I could imitate her luxuriant, dramatic writing style, which I find inspiring. I hope my attempt does her justice.

Intro: young, kind Elaine Whitney, an orphan cared for by the butler on Chadwick Estate, has just been murdered. In this chapter, we jump into the head of the young gardener, Ian Donald, the evening after the murder. I expanded Ian’s backstory and wrote this with the assumption that he is innocent.

Chapter Five

The rhythmic…

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