A 19th Century Prison Wedding

On the night of November 13, 1885, a buggy rolled up to the Chatham Hill Gaol under the cover of darkness. Out leaped 18 year-old Mollie Downes, her brother, and a minister. What was this young woman about to do? Marry a prisoner, of course. a a Her beloved, James Fauntleroy, was in the Virginian... Continue Reading →

Lord Byron’s Skull Cup

Lord Byron was "mad, bad, and dangerous to know." He earned the phrase from his discarded lover, Lady Caroline Lamb, and he more than lived up to the infamous epitaph. He lived for carnal pleasure, taking men and women as lovers. He lived for carnal pleasure, left a trail of broken hearts in his wake,... Continue Reading →

The Enduring Writer: My First Post

"What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." --William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet My name is Kat Devitt. I am a writer emerging from the shadows of anonymity, and I am here to say hello. Hello! *waves through the screen* I am not as new... Continue Reading →

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