I found this ‘side character’ intriguing, as it were, when I read the first two books in the “Flowering” series by Sarah Daltry. (http://amzn.to/HDz1oZ) With Sarah’s permission, I wrote the “Interview With Mayor Alana Reardon,” which is my take on where she ends up later in life. I’ve taken some pretty broad liberties with this character and tried not to go too far afield from where Sarah sees her. Alana has her own upcoming novel from Sara Daltry. Look for it.
It is with great pleasure and thanks to @jandalize on Twitter that I present this short story. It was something she said that got my mind turning. And, it’s also with her permission that I used her words for the first line. The Sundress
I promised a sequel to my Sam and Isabella story and here it is. It’s short and intense. I’m entering it in the December short story contest in Writer’s Digest. I’ll keep all up-to-date as to how it did.
I just “improved” this story with a bit of editing. I’ve been asked for a sequel and I’ll deliver at some point. I have to figure out where I want these two people to go.