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Classic Pieces Retold

My retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Rappaccini’s Daughter” is included in this new collection of reimagined classics. Enjoy “Hawthorne’s Daughter”, my first foray into a retelling. Yes, I gave it a historical Southern Gothic slant in turn-of-the-century Mobile.


Stormy Pieces

BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES! Natural disasters—thunderstorms, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, blizzards, even pandemics like the one we’re all sick of (pun intended). We on the Gulf Coast are unwilling experts on most of these, so in this fifth installment of the Mobile Writers Guild anthology series, our members give you their unique perspectives in the form of short stories, poems, and one play.

“Dashing Through the Snow”
After a snowstorm strikes Mobile, will young Sean Spunner be able to make it across the city blanketed by half a foot of snow in time to deliver an important message for his uncle? Set during the historic snowfall of February 1895, this Possession Chronicles linked short is the oldest story yet.


Mardi Gras Pieces

Everyone from Mobile, Alabama has a Mardi Gras story. In this second installment of the Mobile Writers Guild Pieces anthology series, the guild members share their stories—some true and some fictional, some funny, some touching, and some downright chilling. So don your beads and deck yourself out in purple, gold, and green, grab a MoonPie and relax while you experience a little bit of the Mobile Mardi Gras tradition. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

“Masked Flaws”, a prequel short story to The Possession Chronicles, is one of more than a dozen Mardi Gras themed stories set in Mobile, Alabama, the birthplace of Mardi Gras. Told through the point-of-view of Edmund Easton, “Masked Flaws” takes place the winter before Perilous Confessions (December 1903-January 1904.) Want the backstory of Edmund joining Mystics of Dardenne and their infamous masquerade of 1904? Read it in this one-of-a-kind collection by local Mobile area writers. Proceeds go to Mobile Writers’ Guild to help sponsor programming and literary outreach.


Valentine’s Day Pieces

Love is in the air, but so is something else . . . In this third installment of the Mobile Writers Guild anthology series, our members celebrate the traditional romantic aspect of Valentine’s Day with sweet and funny stories of hearts, flowers, and kisses, but they also explore the darkness that surrounds the day with a few tales of intrigue, madness, and murder.

“Safe Embrace” by Carrie Dalby is set on Valentine’s Day of 1910, Claire Walker juggles family life with helping neighbors when her youngest son and his best friend go missing on Dauphin Island.

A note from Carrie: I wrote “Safe Embrace” specifically for the MWG anthology to create a definite bridge between my teen novel Fortitude and my adult book series, The Possession Chronicles. This is the first time readers see Claire, the spunky heroine from Fortitude, as a married woman. Her husband, Joe Walker, was already introduced into The Possession Chronicles in book two, but from book four (Scarred Memories, which releases in April), the Walker family plays a larger role in the series. It’s my hope long-time readers will enjoy this peek into Claire’s island life and new readers will enjoy meeting the Walker and Campbell families.


Halloween Pieces

In this fourth installment of the Mobile Writers Guild anthology series, our members celebrate the season of witches, jack-o-lanterns, black cats, spiders and ghosts that is Halloween. As always in our Pieces series, we have an eclectic selection of stories, poems, and one play that explores the chills, thrills, and giggles that fill the streets as well as our ghoulish little hearts every October. So lock the doors and windows, dip yourself a goblet of witch’s brew, pull a blanket over your head for safety, and curl up in a nice dark corner to enjoy the read!

“The Portrait of Eliza Melling” is another historical Southern Gothic–this time with a strong paranormal flare. Reader favorite Eliza Melling returns in the form of a ghost on Halloween night 1910 to haunt her former fiancé, Sean Spunner. Thanks to Eliza’s biting sarcasm, it’s a bit of a dark comedy.



“Of Goats and Gators”, the short story that launched the idea for Fortitude, is included in the first ever Mobile Writers’ Guild anthology. Carrie has been an active member and officer in Mobile Writers’ Guild since 2010, serving in such capacities as president, vice president, and Young Author committee chairwoman. Be sure to check out this eclectic mix of writing from the diverse members and friends of Mobile Writers’ Guild. Proceeds go to Mobile Writers’ Guild to help sponsor programming and literary outreach.


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