I am putting my short story, Wise Women's Words, on Wattpad, serialised in ten parts, starting with part one: Remember Me. Below are summaries of the whole story and also summaries of each part, which I will be posting in the coming days and weeks. I hope readers will enjoy the story.
Wise Women’s Words- story summaries by LJ Finnigan
Wise Women’s Words
After a mysterious attack on her way home from work, Sara turns to the Wise Women's Words group for solace. Can they help her to move on with her life?
A disturbing incident happens on Sara’s way home from work. Her boyfriend, Steve, has trouble understanding her but maybe Sara will find solace in the Wise Women’s Words reading group.
Sara joins the Wise Women’s Words reading group. Their discussion about Mr Jones by Edith Wharton encourages Sara to dwell further on her after-work ordeal.
The Bloody Chamber
Steve is growing increasingly frustrated with Sara’s continuing obsession with the after-work incident and her growing involvement with the Wise Women’s Words book club, who are now studying The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter.
The Last Séance
The Wise Women’s Words reading group travel to Torquay for an Agatha Christie weekend, where they discuss her spooky short story, ‘The Last Séance’. It is refreshing and rejuvenating, but back home, life with Steve is becoming increasingly uncomfortable.
The Blue Lenses
The members of the Wise Women’s Words reading group take on a more sinister significance when they study The Blue Lenses by Daphne Du Maurier.
Man Size in Marble
Sara turns down a WWW Christmas trip to Romney Marsh to study Man Size in Marble and other ghost stories by E. Nesbit. Instead she enjoys a cosy, familiar Christmas with Steve, as they attempt to strengthen their crumbling relationship.
Death and Co
Despite their best efforts, the inevitable end of Sara and Steve’s relationship is brought into the forefront when the Wise Women’s Words reading group study Death and Co by Sylvia Plath.
Daughters of the Late Colonel
A new life with WWW member Diana gets off to a comfortable start when the group study Daughters of the late Colonel by Katherine Mansfield.
The Old Nurse’s Story
The painful memory of Steve lingers and Sara feels she cannot face another Saturday night book club meeting, studying The Old Nurse’s Story by Elizabeth Gaskell.
The Wise Women’s Words reading group are wondering whether to study the Bronte’s or Christina Rossetti. Sara contemplates joining them or facing a familiar ghost of her own making.