Carolyn Burns Bass


With a sword swallower as a father and a closet chanteuse for a mother, it’s no wonder Carolyn Burns Bass became a writer. A longtime journalist for entertainment, travel and lifestyle media, Carolyn has had short fiction published in The Rose & Thorn, Breath & Shadow, and MetroFiction ezines and is working on a novel called The Sword Swallower’s Daughter. She would like to list prestigious colleges attended and degrees obtained, but she restricts her fiction to made-up people.

Carolyn is the founder and moderator of LitChat, the popular literary discussion that occurs through Twitter using the hashtag #litchat. Follow her on Twitter at @CarolyBurnsBass, visit her blog at, and visit her website at

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Still Life With Lovers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
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"It wasn’t like Gustave to storm out of the flat when Lisette opposed him. Usually Lisette would flee to Margot’s place, returning a few hours later to find Gustave sulking and sauced, but eager to make up..." A century-old diary of a young woman’s frustrated marriage and infatuation with a wild painter named Vincent Van Gogh, gives a contemporary woman new insights into her own marriage.

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consumption    diary    historical    painting    paris    pregnancy    short story    van gogh    victorian