Six Sunday #39 In Her Image

December is the month of fun, joy, and redecorating the house. So, in honor of the silly season I’ve been tweaking my online home, new widgets, colors, and I’ve even mastered an image slider for my future home page. What do you think so far?

But you’re here for another snippet from my newly named serialized story, In Her Image. Enjoy.

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Doris glanced around but could not see her footman, Marcel, close by. Wretched creature, he’d likely spied someone pretty and been lured away by her come hither smiles. She would speak to him again later, reminding him of his responsibilities and the generous salary she paid him.

She faced the family again, just in time to see the little girl throw her kite to the ground, clench her fists, and turn her face up to show her displeasure. The man was patient; he ignored her howls of inarticulate outrage. From what Doris could see the little girl had so knotted the kite strings she was sure they would need repair before it could fly again.

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18 Responses to Six Sunday #39 In Her Image

  1. gzidar December 11, 2012 at 6:46 am #

    The footman has me intrigued… I wonder where he’s gone, and what he’s up to.

  2. Sandra Sookoo December 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    Intriguing six. Hope she lays into her staffer. :-)

  3. Gemma Parkes December 10, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    Knotted kite strings are enough to make anyone cross! Love the imagery!

  4. Lorraine Paton December 10, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    Great six again. I love how captivated she is by them. And, what *is* her footman doing?

  5. Stevie Carroll December 10, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    Some lovely imagery there.

  6. Elin Gregory December 10, 2012 at 6:58 am #

    It’s so hard not to interfere in that situation. Nice insight into her character.

  7. Sue December 10, 2012 at 5:12 am #

    What can I say? Felt like I was there in her head and with the girl (and the man) with the kite.

  8. veronicascott December 10, 2012 at 2:58 am #

    I enjoyed the scene, can really visualize the family and the kite…could have kept reading with pleasure! Great six!

  9. Taryn Kincaid December 10, 2012 at 2:05 am #

    Interesting. Raises so many questions!

  10. Donna Cummings December 10, 2012 at 12:35 am #

    This is lovely. Is it bad that I want to see what the footman’s up to? LOL

  11. SE Gilchrist December 9, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    Great imagery here with insights into our heroine’s character. Love the snow falling on the site too. Lovely touch.)

  12. Jeanne Miro December 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    Heather -kite
    I loved this excerpt and I can see Doris clenching her hands together wanting to run over and help the little girl with her kite! I defiinitely have to read “the rest of the story”!

    • Heather Boyd December 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

      LOL Glad it’s still fun for you on the second read. :) But not long now until the next newsletter chapter releases.

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