A small extra post today: or rather, a signpost.
Accomplished writer Andra Watkins set a story rolling last week. She was the guest of a rather wonderful writer and networker – Cameron Garriepy, an editor at the Write on Edge site – a place where writers get together to write. If you haven’t tried it: do. It’s a wonderful place to get ideas, share, experience what we have all come to know as ‘concrit’ and generally chew the literary cud.
Cameron – also a mum of a little boy called Felix – runs her own site. It’s easy on the eye, generous and fostering of other writers, and she also features her own writing: an irresistible mix of the clever ,the humorous and the entertaining.
Every Friday people gather round her cyberfireside to tell stories.
Last week, Andra Watkins kicked off this month’s tale with a razor-sharp piece of characterisation, topped off with the most unexpected sting in the tale.
I quaked inwardly. Now it was my turn. I haven’t done her character justice, but I have continued the tale. If you are not easily shocked; if you do not mind graphic scenes and the respectability of the clergy being brought into question, you can read part 1 here and part 2 here.
Otherwise, for the most delightful reading and a peerless picture of Andra with one of the best gargoyles I have ever seen – make a cup of tea and enjoy the read here.
Next week my friend Susan Sheldon Nolen will be taking up the baton. You can find her here. New to the blogosphere, she is an accomplished and absorbing writer in the real world: a writer after my own heart.
Buckle your seatbelts: and, should you choose to accept this mission, enjoy the ride.
22 thoughts on “The Making of a Shrew….continued…”
What a write, Kate! I love the twist this has taken.
Thanks EB: hope to see your fiction in the circle one of these days…
Always had my doubts about him…..
😀 I know. We could both see it coming, couldn’t we, Jim?
Fantastic writing Kate – certainly a big contrast to your first post of the day! I need to go and make myself a mug of coffee now.
Yes: I think that is an excellent idea. Fortifying, steadying caffeine 🙂
I think you’ve done all the characters justice and then some. Thank you for the kind introduction! I’m so pleased with this series, and it’s a delight to feature writers such as yourself and Andra.
Can’t wait to read where Susan takes the tale!
Thank you 🙂 and thanks for hosting this Friday slot each week, Cameron: it’s inspired. Writers work well as a pack, don’t they? I have a feeling Susan will have a few surprises of her own up her sleeve…
I’m so enjoying this story.
(Are the shoes your own?)
I wish! No: classic Louboutins. How cool are they…..
Great part two, Kate. Bit of an even more sticky twist at the end that just carries on from Andra’s beginning last week!
From the frying pan into the fire, so to speak, Tom? 🙂
You and your writing partners are an entertaining bunch! Such creative souls! Debra
Thanks Debra 😀
Thanks for your voyeuristic view of what lies underneath the bishop . . . once divested of his vestments and outside the vestry. 😯
Sure, we’re all human underneath, Nancy, and deep inclinations can play havoc with the ambitions of the most powerful of men. In Britain, to come away with a tidy decent divorce settlement, one needs concrete evidence of adultery on the part of the other party. If one is vacuous and manipulative, it would seem an inconvenience to hire a private detective to get evidence which was there at one’s fingertips. This was not necessarily voyeuristic because there was no satisfaction as such; rather, it was pragmatic. Heartless, but pragmatic.
She seems very pragmatic . . . I love how she ticked off options and rejected those (like negotiation) where she lacked talent.
I meant voyeuristic in the simple sense that she was “an observer of the sordid.”
Ah, yes, well, she was definitely that 🙂
I am eager to come back and ‘do’ these, as soon as I can get rid of some priorities.
In the meantime, as an exceptionally good writer and an animal lover yourself, you may appreciate the following example of what I consider a really lovely piece of writing (some very minor e&oe) – I am getting hooked on Amos’s SA ‘dorpie’ (village) and its characters.
Thanks, Col: I’ll potter off and check them out!