When Farrah Ferand, the heroine in my novel, Evening of the Dragonfly, was a young child living on a farm in Mississippi, she and her grandfather would go out at night to look at the stars. She would sometimes lie back and study the zillions of lights visible in the dark sky. When her grandfather told her about the planets and the many stars visible in the universe, Farrah's imagination went wild. Now, as she creates the paintings for her one-person art exhibition, memories of imaginary planets in other galaxies emerge. She wonders what sky was like the tragic summer night her mother died. No matter what she paints, unwanted images emerge.
|"Planets in a Lost Galaxy" ©Mary Montague Sikes|