An evening air made itself comfortable as Elizabeth overlooked the long lake that, from her vantage high on a hill in the Catbells, only spanned the length of her forearms. A fascinating trick of the eye for a child of nine. It made the small girl feel powerful, almighty even. 

She smoothed her gown over exposed legs and leaned back on one elbow amidst the weeds and wildflowers; she did not know which was which. Ready. Then, as if on cue, dusk descended.... 

Story Inspiration: Derwentwater, The Lake District, England.

Real-Life Review: Nestled in the sloping knolls and proper pikes of northwestern England, The Lake District offers an undeniably enchanting environment for the tourist, the outdoor enthusiast, but... [ Read more. ]



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