Saturday, October 15, 2016

October Frights 6: 12 Questions for Lizzie Borden

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Writing about a real-life person can be fun since you get to read historical accounts of what they were like and what happened in their life. But what about the things you don't know? Or think you know?

12 Questions for Lizzie Borden

By Christine (C.A.) Verstraete
Vogue Magazine has an interesting question-answer format it does called 73 Questions where it asks celebrities the questions on video, while giving a glimpse of their home.  A recent featured celebrity was Taylor Swift.

So I thought I’d try it out but with a twist based on my book, Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter by C.A. VerstraeteIronically, Lizzie is portrayed during her 1893 trial for murder as far from a fashion doyenne, with one newspaper even calling her “a plain old maid.” (No matter what, that had to hurt.)

Outside of a few letters obtained by the Fall River, Mass. Historical Society in recent years and the still-enduring skipping rope rhyme that Lizzie Borden took an axe… , mystery still surrounds the real persona of Lizzie Borden. Many still wonder, did she or didn’t she?

My take? What if Lizzie did it because she had no other choice? But let’s allow Lizzie to answer a few questions herself:

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 Lizzie's Turn

1 WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
I’ll say that I’ve had plenty to cry about in the past year.

2 WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH?
I’ve grown rather fond of my sister’s cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches.

3 DO YOU THINK YOU’RE STRONG?
I never thought I was particularly strong, but circumstances can force you to dig deep for what you hold dear and what keeps you strong, like faith, family and friends.

4 WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
I used to notice how someone was dressed, or how they smiled. Now I notice whether they look me in the eye or not.

5 WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Despite what people may think of our relationship, I do miss my father.

6 WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ BECAUSE EVERYONE WAS READING IT?
Even with the horrid events that have happened, I did find time to read Miss Shelley’s Frankenstein. It was rather disturbing.

7 YOUR FAVORITE SMELL?
Fresh flowers. They can mask the smell of almost anything.

8 WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE TELEPHONE?
I’d rather not say. It was a disturbing message.

9 PUPPIES OR KITTENS?
I do love dogs, especially Boston Terriers. I’m thinking of getting another though I know my sister Emma wouldn’t like it.

10 FAVORITE DESSERT?
I used to love oatmeal-raisin cookies at one period in my life. Now, I prefer a nice, fresh-baked piece of cake.

11 FAVORITE ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE?
I so enjoy sitting out on my closed-in porch in the summer. It’s pleasant hearing the birds sing and sitting quietly with the dog, a good book in hand.

12 THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
My freedom.

I think that’s as many questions as I’d like to answer right now, if you please. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me. – Lizzie Borden

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Today's Question:   What's your favorite Halloween or horror mash-up, & why?
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Every family has its secrets…
 One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become... zombies? 
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