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WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS #27

Welcome all and sundry to my weekly post from KATHERINE: Pride & Prejudice continued...Book Two. As much as we liked the banter back and forth between Lord George and Madame Reauchard, alas it has come to an end. I might bring her back into the book later on, or maybe write her own story. I mean, why was she formerly known as Countess Anstruther, but is now Madame Reauchard? Also, what was she doing in France and how did she meet Lord George Kerr?

You know what happens when we ask who, what, where, why and when questions, right? Plot bunnies begin to hop around in our brains. Anyway, Lord Kerr has been told he's useless by Lord Grayson, who'd imperiously peered at him over his glasses. And we continue...

Creative punctuations was used to comply with that dreaded 10 line limit.
"I'd like to know who sent those men." George sat in the chair directly in front of Lord Grayson's desk, his elbow resting on the arm of the chair, his index finger rhythmically rubbing his lower lip. A childhood habit indicating he was deep in thought.
"Who knows." Lord Grayson removed his glasses and pinched the bridge of his nose. "At times I think there are more people working for Boney in England than in France. Money can turn even the most patriotic away from their King, even our own Prime Minister was assassinated."
"Nasty business, that and I'm still not convinced there wasn't a conspiracy." George rose to his feet and paced to the window, clasping his hands behind his back. "So, what am I to do now, become another useless Peer of the Realm?"
So, there you are. George is awash, not sure what to do. Do you think it's time we introduce his future love interest? Stay tuned.

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9 comments:

  1. Nice snippet! I really liked how you used body language in this scene. :)

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  2. Thank you. I love writing dialogue and have to work to pad the rest of my story.

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  3. Well written. Your descriptions are right on. Yes, love interest would be nice.

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  4. I have a feeling George will find or fall into other worthy uses of his time! But always good to meet the love interest...enjoyed the snippet.

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  5. Setting things up very nicely for a shake up, Sue. Can't wait to find out what (or who) is in store for our hero.

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  6. Great snippet, easy to vizualise. :D

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  7. You're right, introducing spies and Bonaparte makes the possible plot bunnies multiple like, well, like bunnies.

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  8. Seems he has his hands full even before adding a female wrench.

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  9. The plot thickens. I know, corny and a cliche.But it fits. Everything is coming to a head.

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