Dorothy has worked professionally in Public Relations with a second career as a Fine Art Curator. Recently taking a creative writing class and going through her personal journals that she has kept for many years, she decided to get serious about her own creative stories and poems. She is very grateful to the Publishing Club members for their inspiration and encouragement to keep writing and the opportunity to be published. The short stories and poem in Village Stories 2022 are pages of her future memoir. Daddy’s Box, Autumn in New England, Survival ~ or not . . .