Midlife Collage

With my second novel, A Movable Marriage, at the editor’s desk, I’m keeping busy with writing essays and short stories. Following is the start of “A Case of Mistaken Identity.”

“My husband and I moved to Portugal last year. When he had to return to the States for business recently, he booked a flight from Vigo, Spain, and we agreed to drive to the area a day early to sightsee.

After arriving at our bed and breakfast in the countryside, we headed into town, just fifteen minutes away. It was a long day, and we returned after dark, a dark so inky and moonless we couldn’t find the road back to the inn, which was hidden off a dirt path in deep woods. An hour and a half later, the gas gauge read ‘E.’ Our evening filled with romantic promise had taken an Agatha Christie turn.”

Portuguese Road from Cottage to Cruz b&w smaller

Last week I learned that this story will appear later this month in a weekly writing contest at http://www.midlifecollage.com, which seeks true stories written by women aged forty to sixty-five. When I receive the email from Midlife Collage, I’ll be posting details on Facebook about how you can read and–hopefully–vote for my entry, out of the five that will be offered for consideration.

In the meantime, if you write, why not check out the website? They’re always looking for submissions, there’s no fee to enter the contest, and they offer cash prizes, always a nice perk. Good luck!


About Tricia Pimental

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental's second memoir, A Movable Marriage, has received 5 Star reviews from both Epic Book Quest and Readers' Favorite. It's available on Amazon in both Kindle (amzn.to/1RtRBwp) and print (amzn.to/1OiGlUU) versions. She is also the author of two Royal Palm Literary Award Competition-honored books: Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and Slippery Slopes. Other work has appeared in International Living Magazine; A Janela, the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal; and anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women. A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal. She can be reached at www.triciapimental.com and on Twitter @Tricialafille.
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2 Responses to Midlife Collage

  1. Ninette Bravo says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed and will send in my vote. Thanks for the URL, will check it out.

  2. Thanks! XOXOXOXOXOXO back at ya…

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