Daniel Boone Footsteps

6-minute Stories

Everybody loves a good story.
Especially one right after the other.

The stories in Bearing Up resonate with
“making do, bearing up, and overcoming adversity.”

The stories in Exploring resonate with
“discoveries, challenges, adventure.”

Hear a new story in each post.
Listen. Ponder. Write your story.

"Naked in New York" by Nancy Tilly

A Southern debutante of Atlanta makes a splash, or not, in 1956 New York.

Nancy Tilly’s early years in Deep South Atlanta received welcome corrections from the University of North Carolina and a ten-year exile in Chicago where she taught college. Marriage to Eben Tilly took her back to Chapel Hill and a writing life. Her novel Golden Girl, from FSG, won a prize. Tilly’s memoir Rebel Belle: The Making of a Narcissist is available on Amazon. She retired to Colorado and is working on a juvenile novel, The Island Summer.

“Naked in New York” appears in Exploring: Discoveries. Challenges. Adventure, the 2019 Personal Essay Publishing Project anthology.