Monday, July 09, 2012

Reader's Diary #841- Trudy Morgan-Cole: Prevely in a Secrete Place




For my second pre-scheduled Short Story Monday post while I'm away in Newfoundland, I've chosen another story from a Newfoundland author: Trudy Morgan-Cole's "Prevely in a Secrete Place."

"Prevely in a Secrete Place" is about a grad student named Rachel who gets an arguably unhealthy obsession with Elizabeth Woodville, wife of King Edward IV, after happening upon her picture while doing research. For a while it seems that Woodville is just what Rachel needs in order to make sense of her own life, but it's the slide into fixation that keeps the story interesting.

I was quite impressed with the story; loved the feminist themes, love fiction and poetry based on works of art, and was amused by the mild twist at the end.

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3 comments:

Perogyo said...

No one ever gets obsessed with the queens who didn't have tragic lives, do they? I used to be quite partial to Lady Jane Grey, the nine days queen. She's also the great great great something granddaughter of Elizabeth Woodville through her first husband.

My Christmassy contribution this week is Cicada Holiday.
http://www.perogiesandgyoza.com/2012/07/short-story-monday-cicada-holiday.html

Julie @ Read Handed said...

Very interesting. I'll have to read this story. I read a story called "Everyone Wants Me Dead" for today. Hope you're enjoying your trip!

Teddy Rose said...

I heard, Elizabeth Woodville and was in but reading your review further, perhaps not. The premise does sound intereting though.

I finally reviewed The Yellow Eye by Brayden Hirsch. Unfortunatly, his blog has been removed and I couldn't find a valid link to the story to send my readers. Here's my review: http://teddyrose.blogspot.ca/2012/07/yellow-eye-by-brayden-hirsch.html