Yesterday, June 20 was also notable as on this day in 1893, accused axe murderess Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the brutal murders of her father, Andrew Borden, and stepmother, Abby Durfee Borden.
To the dismay of some, she resumed life, even moving into a bigger, fancier house, which she called Maplecroft, up on the fancier section of town, "the Hill." Many think it was her way of thumbing her nose at them.
An anthology call I saw got me thinking again of what my version of Lizzie was doing after the trial as in my series, Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter. So, I'm working on a new short story that has her returning to a place she thought she'd left behind forever--her late father's business, the Borden Building in downtown Fall River, Mass. Got a unique idea for the zombies in this one. Can't wait to write that part!! There'll even be a bit of "horror humor" in that for those who get the analogy. Can't resist! Ha!
And... I'm revamping an earlier short novelette I wrote that has Lizzie, her sister, Emma, and instructor Pierre fighting off zombies in another area. This one has another family twist to it. I'm thinking of turning it into a story serial... Stay tuned for updates!!