Hey there. Welcome back to another week of six sunday on my blog. This week I’m trotting something spanking new. So new it doesn’t actually have a name yet. LOL Rather bad of me but … sometimes that’s how it goes. I’m drawing a blank. If you’re interested in throwing out for a saucy regency, refer to my previous blog for further details about the story. Leave your suggestion here or there. 🙂
So without further ado …
A cool breeze whipped across the Serpentine and carried the trilling cries of children, forcing Doris’ eyes to open in case she was about to be surrounded by an unruly hoard of brats. Luckily, the large family milled about on the other side of the pond and she was safe for the present. The children were gleefully tugging on a kite, trying to make it fly higher in the weak breeze.
The picture of touching innocence should have cheered her, but occasionally such scenes made her ponder what she’d missed by not marrying and having a family of her own. Maternal feelings didn’t come often, no courtesan worth her jewels would admit them out loud if she did, but if she ever was to give up the life of courtesan Lottie Townsend to be plain motherly Doris Gill full time, she wasn’t sure she’d survive that noisy brood.
A tall man stood up suddenly from their midst and caught her eye.
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25 thoughts on “Six Sunday #37 WIP”
Intriguing six there.
You’ve captured so much of her wants and situation in just 6 sentences! Great job! And… who is this tall man??? 🙂
What a nice premise for this story!
Great visual of the setting and I loved the insight into her character plus was not expecting the Courtesan role. Surprised me. 🙂
Surprising you makes my day. Ta Ms Gilchrist!
Love the imagery. The scene certainly sounds beautiful.
Close my eyes and I’m wishing I was there too rather than stuck in my office tonight. 🙂
Not sure one could describe the Serpentine as a pond exactly, it was a substantial body of water even in those days. But as the beginning to a story it’s charming. 🙂
Oops. LOL I did say this was a work in progress. 🙂 Better fix that description.
there’s so much to love about this snippet, the imagery her thoughts the character *swooning*
Swooning. That’s twice I’ve been told that in the last month. Must be doing something right with my characters. 🙂
Oh, I LIKE this story!!! The heroine is immensely appealing already and we barely know her. Terrific six, keep writing please!
I will. This is project number 4 (I’m juggling) and it’s new for newsletter serialization each month. Starts this month.
Wonderful insight to her character, loved it!
Thanks for dropping by.
Intriguing start. I like the way you’ve set up this character. I already want to know more about her.
So do I. I’m not a big plotter and I love it when my characters surprise me. 🙂
Very interesting intro. This snippet would pull me in and keep me reading. Great Six!
Cool. That’s what I love to hear.
I’m sure with the right man, things wouldn’t be so bad. Could that man be the one who just appeared? Fabulous six! 🙂
Well, she already a fallen woman and does actually like her profession. But his life is full already. You’ll have to wait for the upcoming weeks to appreciate his problems. LOL
There really is something about seeing children flying kites that spur those maternal feelings! Nice imagery!!
Thanks. I’m having fun with the contrasts in this story.
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