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Six Sentence Sunday

This week’s installment for Six Sentence Sunday comes from an earlier section of Cinnimin. It’s the beginning of 1995, and Cinnimin’s very elderly maternal grandma Krystyna is being buried. Violet’s most belovèd servant, who’s been in her family since her mother was a teenager, comments for the umpteenth time in recent years on how depressed he is to have lived over 100. Violet is quite bemused at the response from her friend Max’s daughter Bobbie Jo, a local journalist who thrives on sleazy, sensationalistic stories.


“I wish I could jump in after her,” Butler Reagan remarked.

“Don’t worry, you’re the next-oldest person in town now,” Bobbie Jo reassured him. “Your turn will be soon.”

Violet glared at her. “He’s only a hundred five.”

“And who would that ‘only’ modifier be in comparison to, Methuselah?”


I started reading at three (my first book was Grimm's Fairy Tales, the uncensored adult version), started writing at four, started writing book-length things at eleven, and have been a writer ever since. I predominantly write historical fiction family sagas/series. I primarily write about young people, since I was a young person myself when I became a serious writer and didn't know how to write about adults as main characters. I only write in a contemporary setting if the books naturally go into the modern era over the course of the decades-long stories being told over many books. I've always been drawn to books, films, music, fashions, et al, from bygone eras, and have never really been too much into modern things. If something or someone has appeal for all time, it'll still be there to be discovered after the initial to-do has died down. For example, my second-favorite writer enjoyed a huge burst of popularity in the Sixties and Seventies, but he wrote his books from 1904-43, and his books still resonate today, even after he's no longer such a fad. Quality lasts for all time.

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