Here lies, floats, flies--you get the idea--the scene of Ian's arrest from his point of view and not Vera's. Enjoy this extra bit of information! Here's the original scene: Chapter V (Actually Completion of Chapter IV)     Pitch blackness shrouded the interior of the shack. Lying on his cot, Ian stared into the inky … Continue reading S6–Arrested


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!


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

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NP1–Chapter 1: Still

  CHAPTER I Still           Synopsis: (Set in the 1930s) Elaine Whitney—young, sweet, innocent—was murdered in cold blood. Now, Gifford Boswell the butler and her dotting guardian shuffles through his duties—failing to complete them with alacrity for the first time in fifty years. Ian Donald, the grim gardener, clips away at cream roses—the terror-stricken face … Continue reading NP1–Chapter 1: Still