“Your story is so well written, I really felt it deserves this honor.” Cynthia Reeser, editor, Prick of the Spindle
A favorite online literary journal — Prick of the Spindle — has accepted a story I completed this winter. It’s about my paternal grandmother, who was a piece of work.
“LuLu’s Southern Beach House School for Wily Deceivers” has been chosen to appear, exclusively, in the journal’s Kindle quarterly issue.
It’s been said that grandmother stories don’t make it into print. It’s been said that creative writing instructors’ and literary journal editors’ eyes roll back in their heads when presented with one of these sentimental relics to read. But this story is fun … and perhaps a little disturbing. LuLu’s a memorable character. We should all be tutored by a grand dame with an agenda. You can’t make this stuff up.
Check out the story if you have the time. An excerpt is included on About My Stories — Published. And if you have comments, I’d enjoy hearing them.