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In My Home Library: Short Stories by Louisa May Alcott

I first read Short Stories by Louisa May Alcott in a college American Literature course.  Prior to this short story collection, my only encounter with Alcott’s writing had been Little Women and even that was an abridged version published in the 1970s or ‘80s and sold to children. While Little Women is a 19th century […]

Edwardian era Fiction Melina's Books Writing & Editing

The Final Holiday of Innocence — Part Two

The following short work of fiction, a slice-of-life piece, was never intended for publication. I wrote it a year ago as a creative exercise and have opted to present it now because it introduces Hettie Steward, the main character in Angel of Mercy, along with many of her friends and family members. New Year’s Eve […]

Edwardian era Fiction Melina's Books Writing & Editing

The Final Holiday of Innocence — Part One

The following short work of fiction, a slice-of-life piece, was never intended for publication. I wrote it a year ago as a creative exercise and have opted to present it now because it introduces Hettie Steward, the main character in Angel of Mercy, along with many of her friends and family members. Christmas Eve 1913 […]

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