Welcome to Origin
A novel in installments and an invitation to collaborate with the author
Elizabeth Frankie Rollins (aka Madame Frankie Karamazov)
Origin is a mythic story set in the 18th century, told by the descendants of a small, secret settlement. The settlers, a mix of educated city gentility and hardscrabble lowlander fishermen, have fled political and religious repression to create a new society on an undiscovered island. What they realize is that the greatest difficulty they face is not merely physical survival, but the navigation of each settler’s personal history and beliefs.
Sets of four installments will be put up monthly for your reading pleasure.
Please read the most recent installment and if you want to say something about it, you have options to do so: either leave a comment in the box below the post, or join a larger conversation by clicking the Facebook Collaboration link at the top of the post (also appears below). The FBC link will take you to the Origin by Elizabeth Rollins Facebook Page, where I will post prompts regarding installments you’ve just read. On the collaboration page, I am hoping that you will venture in with comments, questions, music, artwork, video or any other creative shenanigans that you’re inspired to share in response to the prompt or the work.