Miss Tuttle’s Lemon Tarts is a short story. It’s just over 6,600 words long. If it had taken me a few weeks to write or even a few months, it would seem only natural. Except it didn’t take me a few weeks or a few months or a few years. It took me about six years. That’s 1,100 words a year.
That’s slow writing.
But each journey starts with the first footfall, right? And each story begins with the first word.
Miss Tuttle and Rita began their journey over a sack of potatoes. It wasn’t Rita’s intentions to help or stick around afterwards, but she did.
Now that The End has been written, it’s time to share Miss Tuttle and Rita’s story with everyone. The tale is a wee bit laugh out loud, a tad you gotta be kidding with a smidgen of this makes no sense. Whether you’ve experienced potatoes, lemon tarts, Minard’s Liniment and red geraniums or not, you might want to take a look-see and watch the going-ons of these two neighbours. Perhaps someone like these individuals live on your street.
For this launch weekend, I’m offering a giveaway of Miss Tuttle’s Lemon Tarts on Smashwords. But you need the coupon to get it. Simply visit Smashwords, purchase a copy of the short story and during the check-out stage, enter the following coupon code: EE38R.
Cover Blurb: Anti-social Rita Krumb is content to live alone in her dark, dreary house. She knows life could be better, but she’s reluctant to change her ways. She’s stuck in a rut. Her elderly neighbour Sophie Tuttle lives in a bright, colourful home with moth balls and Minard’s Liniment. Miss Tuttle is busy coming or going or in her garden courting slugs with geraniums. When she recruits Rita to carry in her groceries, the neighbours strike up an unusual friendship, one that revolves around lemon tarts and a million dollars.
The coupon expires Sunday September 30, 2012 at midnight.
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