Six Sunday #37 WIP

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 …

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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 Responses to Six Sunday #37 WIP

  1. Stevie Carroll November 16, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    Intriguing six there.

  2. Lorraine Paton November 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    You’ve captured so much of her wants and situation in just 6 sentences! Great job! And… who is this tall man??? :)

  3. Sandra Sookoo November 12, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

    What a nice premise for this story!

  4. S E Gilchrist November 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    Great visual of the setting and I loved the insight into her character plus was not expecting the Courtesan role. Surprised me. :)

    • Heather Boyd November 12, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

      Surprising you makes my day. Ta Ms Gilchrist!

  5. Paloma Beck November 12, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    Love the imagery. The scene certainly sounds beautiful.

    • Heather Boyd November 12, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

      Close my eyes and I’m wishing I was there too rather than stuck in my office tonight. :)

  6. Elin Gregory November 12, 2012 at 4:37 am #

    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. :)

    • Heather Boyd November 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

      Oops. LOL I did say this was a work in progress. :) Better fix that description.

  7. Sue November 12, 2012 at 4:27 am #

    there’s so much to love about this snippet, the imagery her thoughts the character *swooning*

    • Heather Boyd November 12, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

      Swooning. That’s twice I’ve been told that in the last month. Must be doing something right with my characters. :)

  8. veronicascott November 12, 2012 at 4:01 am #

    Oh, I LIKE this story!!! The heroine is immensely appealing already and we barely know her. Terrific six, keep writing please!

    • Heather Boyd November 12, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

      I will. This is project number 4 (I’m juggling) and it’s new for newsletter serialization each month. Starts this month.

  9. Gemma Parkes November 12, 2012 at 2:53 am #

    Wonderful insight to her character, loved it!

  10. Jessica Schira November 12, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    Intriguing start. I like the way you’ve set up this character. I already want to know more about her.

    • Heather Boyd November 12, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

      So do I. I’m not a big plotter and I love it when my characters surprise me. :)

  11. Denise November 12, 2012 at 1:48 am #

    Very interesting intro. This snippet would pull me in and keep me reading. Great Six!

  12. Taryn Kincaid November 12, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    Intriguing beginning.

  13. Jessica Subject November 11, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    I’m sure with the right man, things wouldn’t be so bad. Could that man be the one who just appeared? Fabulous six! :)

    • Heather Boyd November 12, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

      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

  14. Carrie Crain November 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    There really is something about seeing children flying kites that spur those maternal feelings! Nice imagery!!

    • Heather Boyd November 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

      Thanks. I’m having fun with the contrasts in this story.

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