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Dec 09

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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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I really appreciate everyone who reads and comments each week, and those visiting my blog for the first time. You will find amazing authors participating in Six Sunday by visiting the host site, Six Sentence Sunday and by searching for #sixsunday via Twitter.

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  1. Jeanne Miro

    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”!

    1. Heather Boyd

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

  2. SE Gilchrist

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

    1. Heather Boyd

      Thanks Suz.

  3. Donna Cummings

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

    1. Heather Boyd

      Nope. That’s good too.

  4. Taryn Kincaid

    Interesting. Raises so many questions!

  5. veronicascott

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

    1. Heather Boyd

      Thank you.

  6. Sue

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

    1. Heather Boyd

      Yay. Thanks for dropping by. :)

  7. Elin Gregory

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

  8. Stevie Carroll

    Some lovely imagery there.

    1. Heather Boyd

      Thanks Stevie.

  9. Lorraine Paton

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

  10. Gemma Parkes

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

  11. Sandra Sookoo

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

  12. gzidar

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

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