Though I don’t really consider myself a fiction writer, I do occasionally get ideas for short stories and novels. A couple of years ago I dreamed up a story about a dress and the women who wore it over a 40-year period. As someone who has shopped vintage ever since I was in college, and who often wondered about the people who had owned the clothes I bought before they came into my hands, this idea resonated for me. I thought it would make a great novel. Well, I haven’t yet gotten around to writing the novel but the Loch Raven Review just published the first chapter, which introduces the four women who buy and wear “Sadie’s Dress.”
Image of vintage 1940s women’s polka dot dress via Etsy shop VintCondition Style.