Hey, everyone. It’s Friday, and that means its time for a photo story and the week in review.
Okay, this week’s photo isn’t the most pleasant one I’ve shared. (And after yesterday’s woeful post, you may not want to visit me for a while.) However, more cheerful things are ahead.
If you’ve read my bio, you know I love exploring old cemeteries. Most of the ones around here only date back to the mid eighteen-fifties (for marked graves). However, there are still lots of stories behind these gravestones.
I took the above photo a few years ago in a nearby country cemetery. Three generations of my husband’s family are buried there. While exploring one day, I came across this single headstone for three people who died on the same day.
The first time I saw it, I misread the birthdate for the person in the middle, thinking it was three children. It wasn’t hard to guess the twins were stillborn or died shortly after birth, but what happened that the third child would die the same day?
It was on another visit that I saw this person was nineteen years old. Most likely, she was the mother of these twins and died in childbirth. I was touched by her epitath:
Faithful to her trust even unto death.
A sad tribute, but unfortunately this was the fate of many women in the days before modern medicine and availability of doctors and hospitals.
Exploring cemeteries makes good fodder for fiction. I always wonder what the lives were like for the men and women buried there. In my forthcoming series, I’ll be looking back at a past event that will link to modern day characters. I love legends and folklore and look forward to using (or inventing) some for the new series.
But enough about that. It’s time for this week’s writing links.
On this site:
- Labor Day: End of Summer
- Tuesday Book Share: Red Eyes in The Darkness
- WIP Wednesday: Unseen Motives Playlist
- Thursday Thoughts: Come Together
From Story Empire:
- Happy Labor Day from Story Empire – Mae Clair
- When You Can’t Find Your Past Participle – Harmony Kent
- Five for Friday: Writing Essentials – Me
From Other Writing Sites:
- Focusing on The Heart of Writing – Writers in The Storm
- What I Love Most About Being a Writer – A Writer’s Path
- 5 Things to Consider When Choosing A Character’s Career – Fiction University
- Keepers of The Flame: Librarians – Writers in The Storm
- How to Deepen Your Worldbuilding – A Writer’s Path
- 10 Ideas to Keep Your Author Blog Fresh – Nicholas C. Rossis
- The Most Important Question You Can Ask About a Scene – Kill Zone
- Writing the Opening Scene – Fiction University
- How Realistic Should Your Action Scenes Be – Writers Helping Writers.
- Momentum and Making Yourself Write – A Writer’s Path
- The Indie Writers Handbook – Nicholas C. Rossis