Dandy and the Dognappers Experiment
Explaining why I am going to put this short story up for free.
Daily Diary, May 7, 2023 Day 978:
Dandy and the Dognappers: A Victorian San Francisco Story
Short Story Description: It is the fall of 1882, and dogs are disappearing from the streets of San Francisco at an alarming rate. Could they be victims of medical experimentation, an over-zealous pound keeper, or are they being stolen and then returned for a hefty ransom? Once more the intrepid Boston Terrier, Dandy, along with his friends, are on the case. The events in this short story come immediately after the events in Mrs. Stein Solves a Crime: A Victorian San Francisco Novella
As an experiment, I am going to start posting scenes from the short story above as I complete them. I will also post some of the background material I assembled before I began writing the story, including character biographies, and setting descriptions.
These will be first drafts, which means they won’t have gone through my usual editing process. Once the story is complete (I hope by the end of May), I will take the story through my usual editing and proof-reading process and publish it as an ebook.
I don’t know how many of you will enjoy reading the story as it is written (I hope to get a scene or two done a week), and how many of you will prefer to wait and buy the story when it is polished and published, so I will be asking for feedback at the end of the process from you. Mary Louisa Locke, May, 7, 2023
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Interesting concept. In a way you include us in your writing. I think it’s a grand idea to see how a writer progresses a story.
Looking forward to the bits and pieces of Dandy! It’s fun to read the progression of a story in little bits then read the story whole.