"THE STEM OF SIN" by Alessandra Azzaroni

© 2002 by Alessandra Azzaroni aazzaroni@hotmail.com http://au.geocities.com/vcastairwaytoheaven/index.htm

STORY LAST UPDATED ON 10/12/2002

AUTHOR'S NOTE

Written in Australia. This story contains characters created by Virginia Andrews. There are also quotes from Garden of Shadows. Please send me an email if you would like to know when this story is updated.

PROLOGUE

I'm leaving this manuscript under the bed in my Greenglenna home. I shall not try to have this published. For those who come across this, it is the true story of my life, however horrible it may be.
And to my eldest daughter, Catherine: You may have taken away my husband, Cathy, but you can never take away the truth. I'm not the monstrous person you think I am. I am a real person, with real feelings. I am only human.
And I'm your mother.

Corrine Foxworth Dollanganger Winslow