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WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS #12



Welcome to my Weekend Writing Warrior post. I'm continuing with the story of Caroline. This scene precedes my previous post, but that's okay.

Caroline has just discovered that her brother Charles is to be married to Miss Jane Bennet. As ghastly as the she finds this, what infuriates Caroline more is the fact that Mr. Darcy will be wed the same day to none other than Miss Elizabeth Bennet. Five years of planning ruined in one fell swoop.

She pivoted away from the window and sat on a settee near the fireplace. Her foot bumped something beneath the small couch and she pulled out the pillow she'd been stitching. Tension snaked through her body at the sight of her attempt to capture Pemberley and she nearly tossed the unfinished reminder of her failure into the fireplace. Instead, all of her anger, her frustration, her tattered hopes and dreams coalesced into a fit of fury and she tore the pillow to shreds. Minutes later, her fingernails broken and fingertips bruised she threw the mangled mess to the floor. Great gasps racked her chest as she fell to the floor and sobbed.
"Caroline!"
She raised her head at the sound of Charles' voice. He rushed to her side and helped her onto the settee. With an impatient huff she swatted his hands from her arms and turned her back to him.

Nothing like a good temper tantrum to get the blood flowing, right?

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9 comments:

  1. Wow, what a powerful and unexpected scene. I can't imagine what she's going to do next.

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  2. Excellent dynamics, Sue. Love the intensity of her frustration and anger.

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  3. You really get a sense of how pissed she is. Nice. :)

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  4. Poor girl. I hope she works it out.

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  5. I love the concept for the novel and today's snippet was terrific, full of energy. Can't wait to see what your character does next!

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  6. I always felt a little sorry for Caroline, but somehow I have a feeling in your version, she'll do all right for herself.

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  7. I'd hate to be on the wrong side of her! You've got some redeeming to do, Sue!

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  8. Wow. She is pissed! Will Charles calm her down? Looking forward to seeing what's next.

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  9. The temper will continue for the first part of the story because she thinks she's justified in her anger - as only a good villain would...

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