CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

July 8, 2011

Lightning Strikes Following Casey Anthony & Thomas Cornell Murder Verdicts

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

LIGHTNING STRIKES FOLLOWING

CASEY ANTHONY & THOMAS CORNELL, JR.,

MURDER VERDICTS

 A tall tree in the same area where Caylee Marie Anthony’s remains were found was struck by lightning this afternoon — just hours after her mother (Casey Anthony) learned she would be released from jail next week.*

Lightning struck this tree following the Anthony verdict*

     The event coincided with Casey Anthony’s acquittal July 5, 2011, of first-degree murder and the other most serious charges against her in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter. However, the jury convicted her on four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to law enforcement officers. Taking in the time she has already spent in jail, her release date is expected to be July 12.

     Public reaction to the storm and the lightning-struck tree included that  it “could be” (more…)

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January 6, 2010

These Gifts Won’t Be Regifted

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

THESE GIFTS WON’T BE REGIFTED

     This morning, January 5, 2010, I am enjoying writing in what I call my “kitchen-porch” (the eating area of our kitchen is a closed in sun porch), surrounded by windows from which I am viewing snow-laden trees and woods. Mixed in with the gently falling snow are occasional larger snow-chunks, falling off trees when there is a gust of wind, creating the appearance of a blizzard. The view is even more pleasant when birds come to snack on the feeders that I could reach out and touch if it weren’t for the glass window-wall.

     One of my two major writing projects for January is an after-life fiction short-story, based on the true 1673 of Thomas Cornell, who was convicted of murdering his mother, Rebecca Cornell, and hanged May 23 that year on Miantonomi Hill in Newport. To view a photograph of the hill, click on:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/beaneryonlineliterarymagazine/2294677309/

     My main resource for the story, to be included in an anthology, is the book Killed Strangely: The Death of Rebecca Cornell, a historical account written by Elaine Forman Crane. To view an illustration, click on:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/beaneryonlineliterarymagazine/2295470648/in/photostream/

     Having accepted this project in December, I wanted a copy of (more…)

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