Evening Secret

It was late afternoon, almost night, when Theodora arrived at the House. It was the perfect hour: there weren’t many people yet so she could pass discreetly. Hoping to go unnoticed would be pointless for there were others like her who had already arrived to prepare for a night of revel. But none knew who…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Colourful

The guest’s colourful attire was noticeable but it was his colourful language, which made a number of ladies blush. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a post to go with it. Try to do it on Tuesday….

Anna Karenina ~ Leo Tolstoy

So I’m posting a little late today because it took me a little longer to finish Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. 1000 pages in one week can be a challenge between work, grocery shopping and life in general. Even the Easter weekend didn’t induce me to read much, I’ve been so tired. But well I managed –…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Dazzle

Once she used to dazzle the crowds with her beauty and talent, but these days she knew they were only amused by the dazzle of her ridiculous and oversized jewelry. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a…

Left Behind

His eyes followed the swallows in flight but really he didn’t see them; their back and forth movement just induced an ambedo he couldn’t escape even if he tried. How long had he been sitting at that window? He couldn’t have said; it didn’t matter. He didn’t really care. Watching the birds, the clouds passed…

Death Wish

He looked at the next letter on the pile; he prided himself on answering all the letters one way or another. But when he recognized the font he sighed: Lola again. There was not much he could there. Still… Dear Death… No scratch that Hello Motherfucker, This is Lola here; you know the woman you’ve…

Unforgivable Sinner

He was a collector, although few people called him that. But really he was. “You’re just a regular asshole.” He slapped the girl. Gagged her. He didn’t like girls who cursed: girls were supposed to be proper, sweet. Of course, that’s why he’d brought her here. She was a sinner, a call girl lost in…

Don’t Want a Party

Year after year after year, it was the same circus. Heather hated April 13th; not because it was the 13th and she was superstitious. Not because April had to be the boringest month of the year, no longer winter but not yet spring. She hated April 13th because everybody wished her a happy birthday. But…

The Wind in the Willows ~ Kenneth Grahame

It’s somewhat unsettling to be moving from Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, which is a harsh critic of society, a book definitely meant for adults to understand, to Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame’s novel – because it’s much longer than I anticipated – follows two storylines really with common characters. The four main characters…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Eschew

Their parents believed they were eschewing tradition out of spite when they decided to elope but really they wanted to eschew the stress of organizing a big fat wedding neither of them wanted. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence…

Unexpected Reunion

Philippa had abandoned her some time ago when Geraldine felt a presence behind her back. Before she could turn and step back to give herself space, a man’s hand had taken possession of her elbow. “It is a surprise to meet you here Duchess.” She exhaled softly, as if the fact someone recognized her was…

Not Another Game

The list bothered him… it tugged at a memory in his mind that he couldn’t quite recall. There was something about it. A game… why couldn’t he remember? ~~ When she found the list, Shania laughed. Another treasure hunt. Funny how Kyle still made her play the game. They were too old for it: but…