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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Visiting Zora – My Latest Published Short Story



Sarita didn’t really know where she was going. Before leaving for Ft. Pierce, an hour north of where she lived in Palm Beach County, she had not found the Garden of Heavenly Rest Cemetery on any map. She knew for a fact, though, that the place existed. Novelist Alice Walker had tracked down Zora Neale Hurston’s abandoned grave there and marked it with a stone memorial.

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6 comments:

Nevine said...

Judy, I just returned from reading your story. What an atmospheric, vibrant, and powerful piece of writing! I felt close to Sarita's search for the gravestone of Zora Neale Hurston. I remember reading "Their Eyes Were Watching God" when I was in my 20's, and the two main characters continue to live with me to this day. Sarita's quest was almost like an innate calling - at least, that was how it felt for me. You captured every character in the story so brilliantly, and I am in awe of your dialogue.

Congratulations on one more publication!

Nevine

Kathryn Magendie said...

oh! a story of yours to read-what a treat! :-D

Judith Mercado said...

Nevine, thank you for your praise and encouraging words. Coming from you, they mean a lot.

Kathryn, thank you for taking time out from what I know is a very busy schedule to read my story.

A Cuban In London said...

That was a real treat! And just before my lunch. Your story was a real appetiser. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Sun Singer said...

I like this story a lot. I left a more lengthy comment on the other site.

Malcolm

Judith Mercado said...

Cuban, thank you. I'm glad to have whetted your appetite.

Malcolm, I feel privileged to have been able to evoke for you an environment you knew so well. Thank you for having read the story and for telling me how it affected you.