Sometimes we learn things from the least expected person and just when we least expect it. When a woman visits a foreign country for the first time and heads out to the bazaar to purchase a gift for her host family, the host's son joins her to act as interpreter. The boy teaches her enough common phrases to allow her to communicate with the vendors, and not get swindled, but it isn't until she trips over an old crone selling wishes, that she learns the most valuable lesson of all.
Alms of Freedom explores the notion of freedom and what it means to be free. It is the second workbook in the Read Write Ponder series, a collection of short stories constructed to engage readers, writers, and educators. Each novelette-sized book is comprised of a single short story, writing prompts to encourage creative writing, discussion questions for thoughtful analysis of characters and theme, and a letter from the author about her inspiration for the story and the techniques she used to write it.
About the Author
An IT professional by day, Richelle's reading and writing time competes with the attention of her husband, four sons, and two dogs. When she can squeeze them in, she takes on-line classes, like James Patterson's MasterClass and FutureLearn's "Start Writing Fiction" course, to continue improving her craft. While she has published non-fiction technical articles in professional legal journals, the books in her Read Write Ponder series are her first published works. She hopes to take this series and develop a creative writing course for a Community Ed program as a way of giving back to her community.