December 2015


Rereading Jane Eyre

The Light of My Life

“He’s gone, mum. Says he’s had enough. Says he needs his freedom.”
“Christmas does that to some people. They get depressed and need a break.”
“He wants a permanent break, Mum. There’s another woman.”
“Oh dear… I’m sorry, darling. I had no idea it wasn’t working out. “
“I hate him.”
“Don’t.”
“How can you defend him?”
“I don’t.”
“He’s worse than my father.”
“No one is worse than your father.”
“How can you forgive them?”
“Easy, your father gave me you, and your husband gave me my granddaughter. The rest, it doesn’t matter. Believe me, you are the light.”

This Flash Fiction was written in response to Carrot Ranch Fash Fiction Challenge check it out!

December 16, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about “spreading the light.” You can use it to honor or memorialize a loved one.

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Rereading Jane Eyre

This post was written in response to The Insecure Writers Support Group, which posts on the first Wednesday of every month.

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As many of you know, I live and work in Spain, although I write novels in English. Some of my readers are other English-speaking people who live in Spain, or Spanish speakers whose English is good enough to read fiction, for example English teachers. However, most of my readers come from the United States and United Kingdom, although there are also some in Canada and Australia, too.

My numerous Spanish friends are constantly asking me to translate my novel into Spanish so that they can read it. Although I love my Spanish friends, I’m also aware that there are 399 million Spanish speakers in the world, who are potential readers. So, I’ve been thinking it’s a good idea for some time. I even contacted a fellow blogger and virtual…

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