Freestyle, um, Saturday: a new story!

Good Spirits by Rachel Goldsworthy

The Pacific Northwest looks like a peaceful place. There are pretty towns like Corsair’s Cove and Victoria, beautiful parks, rugged green wilderness….

But once upon a time, in my grandmother’s lifetime, there was Prohibition and smuggling, rumrunners and corruption.

My new story is set in that post-Great War era, when women had new legal rights and the social rules were loosening like Edwardian corsets.

I loved learning a little more about that time and what my grandmother, a new bride like my story’s main character Hulda, might have done as a young farm wife. And I loved putting some of those things into my new Corsair’s Cove Companion short story, Good Spirits.

I hope you get the same pleasure reading it as I got writing it.

Wishing you a happy weekend,

Rachel

 

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

There are many legends about Ireland’s foremost patron saint, and we love them all! It’s said he used the three leaves of the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity so, because Saint Patrick’s Day falls within Lent, restrictions on drinking alcohol were lifted for the day.┬áIt became a tradition to drown the shamrock by putting it in the bottom of a glass and filling it with beer or whisky, hence the modern tradition of drinking green beer on March 17th.

Here at Corsair’s Cove we’ve left out the shamrock, but the gang at Zephyr’s Rest and the Corsettes (the Corsair’s Cove creators) wish you fair winds, following seas, and a very happy Saint Patrick’s Day!