This week is a Flash Fiction. Someone, who didn’t leave there name (mysterious) asked us to Write 500 words and include Pickle, Letter and Looking glass.
It was the hardest letter Mary would ever have to write. What a pickle she’d gotten herself into. The house and everything in it would go to auction if she didn’t get help and fast. She had no friends, but her grandma had many and there was one who might be able to assist.
With a sigh, she looked over toward the mirror, left to her by her grandmother, with all the rest of Orchard Hill House. Of course, grandma always called it a looking glass. Mary smiled at the memory.
Returning her attention to the blank paper she thought of the man who would read it in a few days. She’d met Marcus Mitchell twice and both times he’d been stern and unforgiving. Though he had loved her grandmother. Perhaps he would help her now that grandma was gone.
She dashed a tear away before it could drop and wrote the most important letter of her life, praying all the wihile that a man who didn’t really like her would be willing to save her from ruin.
Well, I have no idea where that is going, but I’m intrigued. How about you?
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It’s not too late or too early for a Fabulous Christmas Anthology. Three of your Romance Writer Weekly authors are in this one and some other great authors as well.
You get seven lovely stories wrapped up in this one book.
The honor of your presence is requested by The Earl and Countess of Stapleton at their house party to celebrate TWELFTH NIGHT. Festivities include: a titillating masked ball, ice skating, a romp in the local village, a naughty treasure hunt, midnight kisses in the garden and the Twelfth Night Ball where holiday magic brings about seven perfect matches.
A Twelfth Night Wager by Christina Alexandra… After spending half her life in service, lady’s companion Adelaide Shipley longs for a modest life of her own making. But a midnight wager with Win Maddox has her dreaming of more. Losing to the silver-tongued barrister would cost her everything, but winning could lead to her dreams coming true forever.
Ruination of a Rogue by Clair Brett… Will Lord Zander Milford find rumination an acceptable outcome if only at the hands of Miss Maria Lightowler?
It Was Only a Kiss by Sofie Darling… Snow falling, the Twelfth Night Ball, a stolen kiss—but no one would’ve expected bespectacled spinster Violet Hotchkiss to be the one stealing a kiss from Bumpstead Hollow’s most eligible bachelor, Will Sinclair. And now that she’s had a taste of passion, she refuses to settle for a life without romance, adventure…or Will.
Christmas Chase by A.S. Fenichel… Sarah Sommers has a plan—find the father who abandoned her and live happily ever after as his beloved daughter. Not even the handsome Lord Monty Witmore with his determination to deliver her to yet another guardian will stop her. Her heart, however, has other ideas about where the chase will end…
Twelve Nights of Ruin by Carrie Lomax… Holly Mayweather was the delight of London society–until her reputation was tarnished by a shocking scandal. Can the spirited beauty find happiness with William Sharp, a stoic former soldier? Or will their wedding vows end with “I don’t”?
What If I Still Love You by Erica Taylor… After a failed elopement ten years earlier, Henry, Earl of Eddington, and Anna, the widowed Viscountess Newcroft, are reunited at his aunt’s Twelfth Night party. As they search the castle for a box of letters left to Henry by his late father, can this star-crossed pair find their way back to each other? Or will fate intervene, again, and separate them for good?
Three Kisses Before Christmas by Tanya Wilde… Wolfstan Robert Ward, the Earl of Wicke and Selborne, lost his head for his best friend’s sister the day he saved her from a frightful bully in their youth. There is just one problem. Rebecca is in love with another man—his cousin. Winning her would take every trick in the book, but what is Christmas if not a time for miracles?