Gabriel a funny thing happened on the way to...
"But where are the eggs?" Arisa insisted. Gabriel sighed and getured helplessly.
"Didn't you find the market?" she pressed.
"No. That is yes. I did. I found the market. Eventually"
"Weren't there any eggs?"
He ran a finger through the loose parts of his hair, attempting to slick them back against the rest of it. They fell loose again the same moment. "There were eggs. But by that time. Well. It wasn't possible."
"If there are no eggs and no celery or cheese, where is the money I sent you with?"
"I lost it."
"Lost it?" she repeated. She shook her head. "I don't understand
"May I have this dance?"
Elizabeth turned to see her cousin, Dimitri Reasano, behind herself. He was very well turned out, in a brocade jacket which brought out his eyes. Eliza took his hand and rose to her feet with him.
"It's so kind of you to ask me," she murmured.
"What are cousins for if not for assistance at one's first ball?" Dimitri replied. Elizabeth marveled at her cousin as they joined the other couples on the floor. Dimitri was ten years older than she was, and in her youth he had always been kind and attentive.
Phillipa took another pin from her mouth and tacked up the hem of the gray silk construct on Miss Yuzu, peering up at the stoney face above her. Some women preferred seamstresses who made small talk as they pinned hems and took measurements. Phillipa had long since learned not to attempt conversation with others outside of details pertaining to color and style. Typically, she could easily determine which type of patron she was dealing with. Miss Yuzu, however, puzzled her.
"You are very fond of this gray," she ventured. This seemed like a neutral thing to say; the more reserved ladies would still think it a comment fully within her
I haven't been here. Almost not at all, for almost two months.
There was a flurry activity a few weeks ago when I posted a drabble and some pictures. Two of them I am actually pretty proud of. Still, I have not looked much at any of your art or replied to things.
Tomorrow I am moving. When I get internet again I should be around more. It is really a problem of the commute time and the way this house is.
In the meantime I skimmed my inbox and saw some lovely things I am looking forward to commenting on.
Hope you guys in America have a great Labor Day. Everyone else, hope you are enjoying the beginnings of fall. (Unless you live in
You guys may have noticed a certain lack of my presence. I have just started a new job. It is the kind of job that requires one to wear business dress and heeled shoes, commute to downtown every day and not be on the internet.
Or...at least not on sites of my choosing.
Right now I have a long commute so I will not be around much, but I still am working on word prompts and I even drew a single picture this month.
I am still accepting word prompts, by the by. Even those of you who have given me one before I will take them for! I have been doing them in a notebook on the bus but I will type them up and post them sooner or later.
I am going to try some word prompts this week to get myself back on track with writing. This is not a new idea, it has gone around circles I travel in on LJ time and again. Most recently I am sure you have all seen it over with `doughboycafe (https://www.deviantart.com/doughboycafe)
The concept is that you give me a character name and a word. (Like: Dimitri - earring or Fisher - Shoplifting) A phrase is also acceptable (Such as Arisa - Man twice her age who needs to shave) I will then write a short bit of fiction about the character using the word as inspiration. I will be writing characters in the cast of my swashbuckler novel and the two or three Great War cha
I have crossed paths with you many times, and you leave such lovely comments on the art I do for Your Alds was hilarious and I thought that it was high time I added you Looking forward to seeing more of your stuff.