The Hattie Project is my ongoing transcription of the Great Plains diaries of my great-aunt Hattie, who wrote daily (yes, literally, every single day) from 1920-1957. The adventure began as a family project and has grown into something bigger, a passion project that is taking shape as the book that only I can write.
*NEW* If you subscribe to this blog or to Aunt Hattie’s Dairy, you’ll have access to a link where you can download year 1920, edited and annotated, of Hattie’s diary entries. Watch for the release of future volumes of the diaries.
I occasionally share some of the Hattie Project in the form of Flash Narratives, short flash piece that are sometimes creative non-fiction, sometimes historical fiction, but always based on Hattie’s words and life. Most of the flash narratives here are no longer than 500 words:
- Eve of January 16, 1918: Sleeping with the Storm
- April 15, 1921: Beside the Other One
- April 1923: I Nearly Went the Trip
- August 5, 1929: Anticipation
- November 15, 1932: Horse Traveling Is Coming Back
- March 20, 1933: It Is Now Spring
- Memorial Day Weekend 1933: A Nice, Bright Day (part 1 of 3)
- Memorial Day Weekend 1933: Cracklings (part 2 of 3)
- Memorial Day Weekend 1933: Down She Went (part 3 of 3, a guest post on Christi Craig’s blog)
- March 11, 1934: The Unfortunate Finding of Betty Gow
- June 10, 1942: A Surprise on William
- May 8, 1945: A Day One Comments On
- June 9, 1954: Scraps for Whiskers
- January 12, 1957: What’s in the Wind
- Will Is All Puffed Up for Easter
For more background information on Hattie’s diaries, see these posts and sites. For your interest, feedback, and encouragement, Hattie and I thank you.
- News Flash!
- This Is the Glorious Fourth of July
- Hattie’s Blog: Ordinary Work
- Ordinary Writing: Will Our Grandchildren Want To Frame our Emails?