The End is the Beginning

Lord Wentworth’s eyes met hers before he looked to James and Andrew. “Your brother will be unhappy with me for revealing this. He wanted to tell you himself. I guess my being here… I should have known you had lost none of your wit my dear.” “Lady Eloise will do Sir.” “Why? You were mine…

Wordle #204 ~ Little Acts of Rebellion

She found him in the marsh on a dreary grey morning. He was barely breathing. She’d left the house as early as she could without risking to waken the occupants. They were getting bored and bored men meant danger for one such as her. In fairness, the stranger might prove as dangerous for her as…

Fascinating

The strangers with her on the rooftop paused in unison. It was, as if everyone realized silence and immobility was the only possible choice. She smiled. Choice could be a relative word with a witch. But she wasn’t responsible for her companion’s statuesque immobility. The fireworks, which just started, were. ©scolpron2018 (50 words) In response…

Changes to Come?

“Andrew, settle down.” Sally objurgated the young boy, which Eloise was not keen to do. She understood. There were so few visits and they lived a sheltered life. His uncle’s semi-annual visits excited Andrew; she could not begrudge him that. Neither could she blame him for wanting to go to London; everything James told him…

Mother’s Love

Eloise felt the body nestled against hers, as she woke up and smiled. The feelings took her by surprise again; love, mingled with pride. Not once did she expect to feel maternal towards this little one. And yet… She also knew Andrew’s nurse would be looking for him in this particular spot within a few…

Misfortune

It was because of the lightning bolt. It was a human piece of art but it emitted some low frequencies, which messed up with Bellise’s self-control. It took her entire concentration to keep herself invisible; her dorsal fin shivered with the struggle. Still, she couldn’t help herself. She had to get to that glass pyramid….

Change To Come

She lay down the pen and looked at her notes. Some might call her a snob for still using a fountain pen and paper. Some did actually. The nicest. Other words had been used to describe her. And yet… To think that it was a thread, a discussion on social media that started her on…

Disappearance?

The horse came back alone. The grooms panicked. If anything happened to her Ladyship, the Duke would be in a fury. He wouldn’t care for excuses. That Lady Felicity never listened to anyone’s advice – not even her husband’s – wouldn’t enter the Duke’s mind. He would be out for blood. She couldn’t have fallen,…

The Beginning or the End

The kid looked at him intensely, as he orbited around her watching her through his lens. She was no kid really but her gangly frame was awkward. It was as if her body had lengthened but forgotten to fill out. He knew her to be in her early twenties but she had the curves of…

Unexpected Discovery

The creature looked dubiously at the disc in its hands; what could it mean? It placed the disc within the box that had protected it so far and in its satchel to be shown to the scientist on board the ship before moving forward. The planet they were orbiting around now was once rich; they’d…

Betrayal

When she received the invitation, Laura was surprised… Ally hadn’t spoken to her in a couple of months; her latest foray into high end society had brought her back changed and somehow Laura didn’t fit in her life anymore. Who could have known that her mother’s second marriage would influence her this way? She’d insisted…

Regrets and Memories

She looked about the room; it was empty but for the chair, which leaned uselessly against the door frame. Others might wonder how such a magnificent place could have fallen to such a state of decay. Not she. At first she’d felt anger, hatred even; now sorrow, regrets and pointless wishes for another chance dominated….