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.”
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!