“Write 300 words on verisimilitude,” that was the challenge set by Vanessa Harvey a writing friend of mine. I scurried away to look it up in the dictionary. ‘Having the appearance of truth’, I pondered what that might mean.
At around the same time, I was researching my family tree. I had ordered copies of birth certificates and one was sitting on my desk waiting for me to follow it up. It had been easy to obtain the copies. What if a birth certificate was passed off as belonging to someone it didn’t belong to? What if someone was researching their family tree and the first thing they found out was that their birth certificate didn’t belong to them? And so Lisa Forster was born in a literary sense and the story developed into a search for identity and what could possibly have happened to lead her parents to pass her off as someone else.
From 300 words to 100,000
What started as 300 words ended up as 100,000 words and is brought to you as ‘The appearance of truth’ one woman’s search for identity. The places are all fictitious, as are the characters and storyline. If you spot anything that reminds you of real life, that is purely accidental. I hope the book gives you cause to think as well as providing you with entertainment.