The Family Tree


Once more with the shameless self-promotion – Spider Road Press will include my short story “The Family Tree” in Eve’s Requiem: Tales of Women, Mystery and Horror. The anthology (which will be published this fall) will focus on female heroines actively confronting danger. My story is about a young woman named Sylvia and what she discovers about the ancient oak that has guarded the family homestead for over a century.

Since I already have a tree series going in quilts, I made a small piece for the story.

Lani Longshore beaded tree

I started with the outline, then beaded a burl.

Lani Longshore beaded burl

Tree roots cry out to become beaded fringe, don’t you think?

Lani Longshore beaded fringe

Eve’s Requiem will have stories from female and male authors, and 5% of the proceeds will be donated to charity. My good friend (and fabulous writer) Patricia Flaherty Pagan is one of the editors.

Luck and wisdom!


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4 Responses to “The Family Tree”

  1. New Blog to follow. | Fraser Valley Quilters' Guild Says:

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  2. Violet Carr Moore Says:

    Congratulations, Lani. Keep on writing!

  3. Elaine Schmitz Says:

    Congratulations, Lani. And the fabric art is awesome.

  4. fuzzyredsocks Says:

    I love this tree, Lanie. You have a real talent for making your stories three dimensional. Congrats on one more success well deserved.

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