WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS #69

What a week! I won an award for my book CAROLINE (Read More), and am still waiting to hear back from the doctor. Normally I wouldn't care because I retired early from my job, but we're trying to plan a family vacation and Murphy Law states that the minute you pick a date and are non-refundable... then they'll call with a day sometime in the middle of your fabulous vacay.

At the time of this writing we are in the midst of a freezing rain warning. Blech. Top Gun gets home from Santiago, Chili tonight where the weather is 37C, which for you non-Celsius users is 98.6F. This translates in any formula as HOT, HOT, HOT.

Go figure. I've got a skating rink down my driveway and he had to stay inside so he wouldn't burn. You know where I'd rather be.

Onto this weeks snippet for Weekend Writing Warriors, which is what we are all here for. I'm sharing from Georgiana. (As God as my witness, I WILL finish her this year - I'm channeling Scarlet O'Hara here, in case you wondered) The Duke of Adborough is with Darcy and his cousin the Colonel, about to tell them how Sir Reginald Slade may attempt to court Darcy's sister Georgiana solely for her substantial dowry.
“That brings me to the purpose of my visit.” He set down his drink and braced his hands on his thighs and said, “George heard rumors of Sir Reginald Slade making inquiries about Miss Darcy.”
“What type of inquiries?”
“Of her dowry and value of any inheritance.”
“He must know she gets none of Pemberley, not with Elizabeth giving Darcy two fine sons,” the Colonel blurted out before he stood and began to pace.
“This by itself is not earth shattering, Richard. Adborough must have good reason to bring this to our attention.”
“George told me Slade is in over his head, with his estate mortgaged to the rafters and all his holdings are nothing but vowels in the hands of those he has wagered against and lost. You’d do well to direct your sister to avoid him at all costs.”
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12 comments:

  1. Yeppers. At all costs.

    Congrats on the award!! :-)

    Please be careful--stay safe in this next storm.

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    1. The storm passed, although the roads were a bit dicey. Top Gun didn't get burned and I didn't freeze to death. All remains good in the Barr household. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. That photo has been me for about 10 of the last 14 days. Also, I like where this snippet is going and think Slade won't just disappear anytime soon. :D Also, I forgot to change the time on my post, but it's live now!

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    1. I love that photo. It fit perfectly for the time. As for the snippet, you are correct. Slade isn't going anywhere fast. He's got too much debt to give up. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Congrats for the award, and for being able to retire early. Your snippet is a very interesting way to say 'he's a gazetted fortune hunter.'

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    1. Thanks, Ed. As I stated I was a bit trepeditious in submitting Caroline to avid Jane-ites. They DO hate Miss Bingley with a passion. As for Slade, he is a fortune hunter. Silly man. Don't gamble, then you won't get in debt... Duh. Thank you for stopping by.

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  4. Wow@ absolutely delicious. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Charmaine. I'm glad you stopped by and liked my snippet.

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  5. Congratulations on the award! Very cool...enjoyed the excerpt as always. I love spending time in this world...

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    1. Thanks, Veronica. I love spending time in this world as well. I never thought I'd write in this genre. I love reading Regency romance and was always afraid I'd muck it up. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  6. Adding my congrats on the award. Good luck with the doctor appointment. Hope all turns out well and that you get to go on vacation. Ours was thwarted by the storm and we had to leave 2 days late. Still, we got where we needed to go on time. Love the snippet. Yes, indeedy, he's a fortune hunter. Beware.

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    1. At this time, we've decided to look at November for our holidays. I sure hope I have the surgery BEFORE then. This thing in me is the size of a grapefruit and growing. Crossing fingers, toes, hair, eyes... everything... that it will be soon.

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