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DEFINING MOMENTS TEASER – ELIZABETH

A short extract from the penultimate edit of Defining Moments a bittersweet coming of (middle) age story about Baby Boomer, Lisa Grant, who struggles to sustain a long-term relationship because of the fallout from her dysfunctional childhood. Let me introduce you to her Mother...

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My Writers Group are convinced I am suffering from some sort of Mother Complex. Maybe I am but one does tend to write about the things they are familiar with.

DEFINING MOMENT 11 – TIME TO GET TOUGH. Bite-sized Extract #read #fiction #enjoy #like

Elizabeth had never been to see Coln Castle, the boarding school for young ladies in Gloucestershire, but they always advertised in Country Lifestyle and that was good enough for her.  Country Lifestyle was the bastion of rural English literature for the husky-wearing brigade, which often featured articles by Lady Prunella Plumpton.  Such was their reputation, which meant they would never publish advertisements about any dodgy educational establishments, so Elizabeth had enrolled Lisa five years previously.

DEFINING MOMENT 10 – BONDING Bite-sized Extract #read #fiction #enjoy #like

If at any stage Arthur thought that a much younger wife would look after him, he was wrong, as Elizabeth employed a live-in carer before they left the registry office.  Elizabeth had no scruples when it came to getting what she wanted and she reeled in Arthur for exactly the same reason she had trapped Fergus, his bank balance; another loveless marriage to satisfy her financial craving.

DEFINING MOMENT 7 – NEW LIFE Bite-sized Extract #read #fiction #enjoy #like

Lonely, bittersweet women's fiction novel seeks sympathetic agent with GSOH to share the roller-coaster ride towards getting published. October 1959 -  The birth of our main protagonist, Lisa Grant.

DEFINING MOMENT 1 – LISA Bite-sized Extract #read #fiction #enjoy #like

Reservoirs of choppy water had flowed under the bridge during the last forty years, taking some of the best bits of Lisa’s life with it, along with the flotsam and jetsam.  She no longer had her high-flying job and she would never find another Jack, her mother indirectly responsible for the loss of the two most important things in her life. 

SHORT STORY: My Christmas Carol (898 WORDS)

Christmas has always made me think of the beach and palm trees.  Even as a child I used to fantasise about escaping to a deserted beach.

SHORT STORY: Finally Free (982 WORDS)

It was inevitable really… two nineteen-year-olds and a baby living under the same roof as my mother was never going to work.

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