Storylandia 10 – Death Among The Marshes, by Kathyrn L. Ramage
Chapter 1 Sampler
Cover “Misty” by Eleanor Leonne Bennett
Storylandia, The Wapshott Journal of Fiction, Issue 10. The novella “Death Among the Marshes,” a murder mystery set in the Twenties by Kathryn L. Ramage.
Note: Storylandia 9, “Rose”, is a 20,000 word novella, not a short story, even an extremely long one. ED
“Storylandia is a very brief work of fiction that follows Rose, a “Pretty Lady” who lives in a home similar to a Brothel, but more upscale. She is the “head girl” and entertains men nightly in a land of princes and barons, the days of Yore, I would guess. Even though this is an extremely short story, I felt like the author didn’t rush through or try to cram too much in. She told Rose’s story in a clear, concise way, and I felt like I “knew” Rose. There were a few twists and turns in the plot, and though the ending may have been predictable, the route Rose took was anything but.”
Library Thing, June 6, 2013
“I received this book through the members giveaway on Library Thing. I enjoyed Rose’s story. She had a sad life and was able to put up mental barriers to protect herself from accepting her situation. Until one day when she meets another sad soul who unknowingly breaks down her barriers and forces her to take a good look at her life. This ultimately makes her decide if she truly wants to be happy or if she wants to continue her life the way it is. This is a nice short story about a woman who ultimately decides that she wants to find happiness for herself even though it seems she is doomed to a life of misery.”
Library Thing, April 12, 2013
Congratuations to Paullette Gaudet (Storylandia Issue 5 and Issue 6 and in the upcoming Erotique 4) on her new story in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #9 (her name should be on the cover, but isn’t. Never fear, her story, “The Hereafter Party,” is in there). The issue is available in print and ebook formats.