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Imagination at Work

Imagination at Work

The foothills of North Carolina are saturated with tales of mystery and history, and I love to listen to the neighbors with extraordinary stories to share. Like the woman who has a wolf-dog sanctuary, or the park ranger who has spent her young life crawling in and out of caves to study bats, or the astronomer over the next hill who worked on the Hubble Space Telescope. I have to mention our pastor makes incredible molasses, just like his grandpappy did a hundred years ago on the family farm. The same farm that grows six different kinds of sweet potatoes: Tennessee Red, Ruby, O’Henry, Covington, Yellow, and my favorite, Garnet. Life is a series of choices.

Sometimes I have to respond to events that smack me in the face, but most of the time my choices involve new experiences for background and plot ideas. Spectators like myself are quiet. I know I am a boring guest at a neighborhood gathering. I have an agenda to lurk and listen for new topics of intrigue, for the fascinating words I can thread together. I love stories. I am a wordsmith. You can find my stories in the following anthologies:

Short Story Anthology Published by Buddhapuss Ink

“Wheels of Fortune” Short Story Anthology
Published by Buddhapuss Ink

Anthology Titled That Mysterious Woman "Remember Me?" by Georgia Ruth published by Mozark Press 2014

Anthology Titled That Mysterious Woman
“Remember Me?” by Georgia Ruth
published by Mozark Press 2014

History and Mystery Anthology with "Dead Man Hanging" by Georgia Ruth 2015

History and Mystery Anthology with “Dead Man Hanging” by Georgia Ruth 2015

First story is mine: "The Mountain Top" SinC Anthology Available on Amazon and at Barnes & Nobles April 2015

First story is mine: “The Mountain Top” SinC Anthology Available on Amazon and at Barnes & Nobles April 2015

Mystery TImes Ten 2013 "Dear Courtney" by Georgia Ruth Published by Buddhapuss Ink 2013

Mystery TImes Ten 2013
“Dear Courtney” by Georgia Ruth
Published by Buddhapuss Ink 2013

5 Responses to about

  1. ron wilson says:

    Fluent. Prolific. Professional. Expert. Word-Smyth.

  2. Charles T Wright, jr says:

    I came across your blog? while seeking more information on Russel’s Fort. You really peaked my interest…even quoting me. I would love to know more about you, your writing, and your research.
    CTW

    • georgia ruth says:

      Hello Mr. Wright, welcome to my blog mostly about the south end of McDowell County, NC. I have been lax in writing about Dysartsville because of other projects. Nonetheless, I am researching by talking to neighbors and using library resources, and of course the internet. Some people have held on to newspaper clippings they have loaned me. I could probably tell you where I got your quote if you could direct me to it. If you want to make a correction of what I have written, I can always rewrite or remove. And if you have anything to add to the story of Russel’s Fort or any local historical subject, I will be glad to post it in your words or mine. I am interested in facts. History gives all of us lessons we must remember. Thanks for reading!

  3. I am the Great Grandson of Issac Ledbetter, John B Haynes and Johnathan Bradley of the Montford Cove Area. I am really enjoying reading about them on your blog since I don’t have any grandparents left to ask questions to.

    • georgia ruth says:

      Thank you for letting me know you are reading. Writers love appreciation for the hours spent in solitude stringing words together. Please share any information about your family roots as there are many others out there. About 200 last week.

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