Author Ellen J Perry  •

Fiction by Author Ellen J. Perry

Fiction By Author Ellen J. Perry

“Long before I wrote stories,” Eudora Welty explains in One Writer’s Beginnings, “I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. I suppose it’s an early form of participation in what goes on. Listening children know stories are there. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, like a mouse from its hole.”  As a girl visiting my relatives in Georgia, I stayed tuned in much like Welty describes.  Stories were everywhere… true stories, tall tales, and everything in between.  What a gift for a child aspiring to the writing life!