The Blue Dress
by Dave Riese
A series of three short stories introducing Rebecca, a Canadian teenager, living in Montreal in the 1940s.
In the title short story, Rebecca receives a second-hand blue dress as a gift. When she is forced to give up her hand-made needlepoint pillow in return, she finds a way to exact a fitting revenge for the adults’ betrayal. The stories are a prequel to the novel Echo from Mount Royal.