New Life to Older Things

Years ago on this blog, I shared little short stories called The Chronicles of Kate & the Grit Girls. They were so much fun, but I really don’t blog anymore, so a friend convinced me to give Kindle Vella a try. Kate, Delia, and Frankie Ann will be given new life over on Kindle Vella!

(c) Allison Wells. Thanks to C, M, & M for modeling.

The first episode (an intro) came out on May 8th, and they will be coming out every Sunday! Please take a look and follow the story!

Where did the Grit Girls come from? Well, truth be told, from me and my friends!

Back in 2015, my best friend moved away. And much like an eight-year-old, I pouted. Michelle and I did everything together – even down to (inadvertently) having children together. So I took her moving very hard.

I spent a year feeling completely friendless. I prayed for friends to magically appear. On a whim, I started a Facebook group for area moms. The group has blossomed into an amazing community and such a wonderful mission field for encouragement. Through the group, I met two wonderful ladies – Marissa and Sarah. We were instant buddies. We share everything.

Through some word misunderstanding, I thought someone had called us the Bacon Tribe (she had actually said “Beacon of Light”) and the nickname stuck. We’ve been the Bacon Tribe for over five years now. We talk daily. We go on vacations together. We celebrate birthdays and Christmas and anything else we can think of to celebrate.

I wanted to write some shorts as magnets to put on my blog, and now they’re going to live on Vella.. With a little group brainstorming, the Bacon Tribe translated into the Grit Girls.

Now – please note that the Grit Girls are FICTION. The stories are FICTION. Yes, we went to Lake Lure, but nobody fell into the lake. No hunky firefighter married a gorgeous divorcee (that I know of), and I know not one single thing about the school district superintendent. Every storyline is made up in my head, albeit based on somewhat true events.

But they are fun to write, and hopefully they’re fun for you to read. I do hope you’re enjoying learning about Kate and the Grit Girls. They’re a sassy bunch, aren’t they?


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