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RaeNelle Dubois

I have always been a story-teller. As a child, I acted out stories with my dolls and stuffed animals, narrating the action as I went. I wrote my first novel (highly influenced by Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time) when I was 12, and I haven’t stopped writing since. To date I’ve had two plays produced, sold several teleplays, and had one short story published in an on-line journal. Not much to show for 30+ years of writing, but whenever I decide I’m going to quit, I can’t. This short story is an excerpt from my novel "Down East Girl," an account of three generations of families who live and work on the North Carolina coast. According to my maternal grandfather, my family is descended from a French pirate who reformed his ways and settled in eastern North Carolina before the Revolutionary War, so I feel a special connection to Beaufort and Harkers Island, the setting of my story.

Story: Revive Us Again



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Flows engagingly. It's good!


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Excellent story.

the vicar

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The benediction is a sweet relief. Thanks for writing this, Raenelle

Pierce Mackenzie

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Great stuff, very realistic, let's have more.


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Good story, love your writing.


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Loved it!!! Good work

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