Over the River and Through the Woods (Paperback)
This "fractured fairy tale" is the result of Mrs. Burns' first attempt to step out of the comfort zone of writing from experience in her memoir and knock on the door of her imagination for her writer's group's meeting in November 2017. The assignment was to write a fiction piece. Ellen had tried unsuccessfully, in the past, to write fiction. She had become comfortable writing about her life experiences, during the months of sharing memoir excerpts with her 'Writers on the River', but attempting fiction again was untested and uncertain. This work was actually inspired by a remark made by her husband, as she struggled with the topic for that month's meeting.
In keeping with the memoir genre, this tale is set using names familiar with the locals, and to satisfy the assignment of writing fiction, it brings "Little Red Riding Hood" to Northern New York.