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Cynthia Sally Haggard

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in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England, The United Kingdom
November 03

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Award winning author Cynthia Sally Haggard (Lesley MFA '15) wrote two novels, FAREWELL MY LIFE (a dark historical about a hidden murderer) THWARTED QUEEN (a "Game of Thrones" power-play set in 1400s England.)

To learn more about Cynthia Sally, visit https://www.patreon.com/cynthiasallyh...,
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I have some bitter-sweet news for you.

The bitter part is that Spun Stories is shutting down and won’t be available in the not-too-distant-future. The sweet part is that I have a NEW website, which is much better looking and much better organized thanks to the talent and hard work of Katie Birks!

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“Russell’s lips were just framing an expression of disapproval when Grace stepped around Violet. His pupils expanded, making his dark eyes look even darker. There was something almost greedy in this look he bestowed on Grace.
--Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia”
Cynthia Sally Haggard, Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia

“I wonder,” said Angelina, sitting on the loveseat next to Violet, “if he is mentally fragile.”
“What do you mean?” said Violet.
“He fought in the war,” replied Angelina. “He might fall apart, fly off the handle, go off the rails…”
Cynthia Sally Haggard, Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia

“Mr. Russell, don’t you think I’m too young for you?”
His eyes flashed as his face hardened into a mask.
--Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia”
Cynthia Sally Haggard, Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia

“I intend to marry her,” he said, without turning around.
“Not if I have any say in it.”
“What makes you think she will listen to you? You have nothing to offer her. I have enough funds to provide for a wife and family. I could take her to Italy, to Venice. She could perform with the best musicians in the world.”
“You are not marrying her.”
“How are you going to stop me?”
“You will have to walk over my corpse.

--Farewell My Life, Buona Notte Vita Mia”
Cynthia Sally Haggard, Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia

“I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.”
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“He wasn’t quite what you’d hoped for, was he, Mother dear?” remarked Violet.
“I was trying to help you,” said Angelina, her cheeks warming.
Violet folded her arms and gave her a look.
“I’m never going to invite him again.” Angelina weaved unsteadily on her high heels as she made her way towards the stairs and the privacy of her dingy room.
“You won’t have to,” replied Violet. “He’ll be back.
--Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia”
Cynthia Sally Haggard, Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia

“A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.”
Marilyn Monroe

“What would happen if he returned and asked permission to be Grace’s suitor? Well, she would not stand for it. Per l’amor di Dio, for the love of God, Grace was only seventeen, and it was the height of rudeness to abandon the mother for the daughter. If he did return, she would see that he was sent away.
--Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia”
Cynthia Sally Haggard, Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia

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