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Welcome to my website! My name is Elizabeth Cart and I am a published author of short stories and upcoming novels.

Writing has been the closest creative spark in my life taking me away from the high stress of nursing, teaching students and in the last decades, office management. Now that I am retired from those responsibilities, I can focus on writing to my hearts content.

I invite you to enjoy the storytelling and what it can bring to your heart.


You may laugh at the entertainment or let yourself cry.


We all need to feel human and stories are the mirror so we never feel isolated or alone in our experience of life.

Excerpt from Becoming Human collection, " The Truth of Who We Are":

Marigold Stevens had just come from the Social Security office, crossed the busy street, and stepped up onto the Number 5 bus that would take her along the 98 highway into the badlands, as she called it. The badlands reflected all that a person should not be. And she lived there, placing her conscience most of the time on a high shelf, because it was subservient to her nature to identify with such a place.

The badlands did not have universal acceptance in her neck of the woods, yet the citizens for miles around would declare how lucky they were not to be even remotely close to such a locale. Tribal politics would shoo it away as if it were a wrath of God  that such a hamlet would be juxtaposed unfortunately close to their townships.

On the other hand, the people who lived in the badlands thought the townspeople across the river and glen were hedonistic. Each side of the territory had their thoughts on the matter. Marigold did not. She was a victim of circumstance and because of that, she was given no choice but to become one of the shunned.


5.0 out of 5 starsLove this book

August 19, 2019

Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase

The author did a great job of writing short stories with such a wide variety of content that each story is so unexpectedly diverse that you can't wait to read the next story. Its been a while since I've read a collection of short stories and found that in my busy schedule I can read a story, finish it and not worry about forgetting where I left off. I can't wait for Elizabeth Cart's next book.

Jan Galla

5.0 out of 5 starsGreat read to enjoy and reflect on

August 20, 2019

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Author has a way with words and makes them come alive. A new writer with a promising future.

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