16 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday 089: ‘The Secret of Willow Cottage and the Tale of the Jilted Lover – a prequel’ by Jane Risdon

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    Morgen – Thanks so much for hosting Jane!

    Jane – What a terrific story! So full of swashbuckling and adventure. It’s so sad that he was never re-united with Serena, but it’s a fitting story and well-told. You do a fine job of capturing the era.


  2. Nicky Wells says:

    OMG, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry! What an ingenious prequel ~ I imagine Sebastian like a regular Pirate of the Caribbean, all charm and kind-hearted at the bottom of a rough exterior. But how tragic that he spent his life in exile and died, not having known the love of his life. Where do you get these ideas from, Jane? x


    • Jane Risdon says:

      Nicky, I have no idea where these ideas come from. Just written a 500 word story about people trafficking and the sex trade!! As you know I am not one of life’s romantics so The jilted lover, for me, was way off course. I do love history and pirates – we have a female pirate in our family going back to Elizabeth 1st…..who was known as Queen of the Pirates so perhaps I have a bit of her in me. Was it funny? My husband had a lump in his throat when reading about Serena (the first part of the story which Morgen published here a few weeks back), and he and so many others asked about Sebastian, I had to write his story and I thought that only death or some other terrible event would stop him returning to her…..so this is what I came up with. Lots of historical facts in the tale so not totally winging it. Perhaps I can do love and stuff….might try it sometime. Glad you read it and thanks for popping in. Hope you liked it in the end. xx


    • Jane Risdon says:

      Una thanks so much for reading the two part story here and commenting. I have no idea what HEA is, forgive my ignorance so do enlighten me. These are not my normal stories – I had a brain-storm! Normally I write crime and mystery so am happy you liked it any way. What on earth is HEA?


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