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Welcome back! For the month of March I thought I’d share snippets from Searching for Lady Luck, a novella I submitted just last week. It’s spring, 1936, and artist Charlie Brannigan tries to sell some of his paintings on the Boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey.
A wind gust blew one of his smaller paintings off its perch and onto the boardwalk. He scrambled after it, but a young woman bent and picked it up before he could reach it. She studied the scene he’d painted on the tiny canvas - a mother robin, tending her eggs in her nest.
“Good morning, ma’am. That’s one of my best miniatures. If you like it, I’d be happy to give you a bargain on it.”
The woman looked up from the painting and met his gaze. He blinked, wanting to make sure he wasn’t imagining the lovely face. Smoky gray eyes, wide and welcoming, in a heart-shaped face, made her look much younger than her clothing and severe hairstyle suggested.
Searching for Lady Luck has been accepted as part of EsKape Press’s Luck Be a Lady anthology, due to be released this spring.