#atozchallenge, S is for Swoon…

There was no escaping her sister’s ball.  Julianne was blonde and beautiful, truly a diamond of the first water.  Compared to Julianne, Sarah felt as plain as her name, though she knew her features were passably pretty.  She was firmly on the shelf and preferred stimulating conversation to flirtatious eyelash fluttering.

Mamas frowned and their daughters swooned as the tall, dark-haired and dangerous Duke of Ashbury was announced, the most eligible bachelor in all of London.  Rumors abounded that he sought a wife this season.  Sarah watched in delighted anticipation as he made his way through the crowd toward her.

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My theme this year is 100 word fiction.  (So, no, don’t count this line!)  I’ve tried to work in a number of requisite cliches in my attempt at Regency romance 🙂

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13 responses

  1. The swoon is splendid🤗

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  2. Love it and the era… Mz. D we must get together for lunch soon. I have to pick your brain so you can coach me on how to become a great writer like you are. I’m not just stroking you, I’m serious… Love ya, Patti ❤

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    1. Yes, we will get together soon, almost done with appts and this is birthday week, so after that I’ll have more time!

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      1. That’s great because I’ve got to start something or I’ll go mad I tell you !!! I’ll just go mad. (how’s that for writing 🙂 )

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      2. I’m thinking of going on with a through z, maybe not everyday but just starting again, maybe expanding on some!

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  3. Interesting word choice for “s.” This feels like an hors d’oeuvre. Just a tantalizing bit with more to come…

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    1. I’ve read some regency romance lately by Julia Quinn, who’s such a master, and I wanted to see if I could do it! Thanks!

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  4. “Swoon” is a great word. I love the 100 word post, it is well written and interesting. Great post, thanks for sharing.

    Stopping by from A to Z: S for Strange Games
    Shari

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  5. Fabulous! I thought Victoria Holt – the plain or poor daughter always gets the tall handsome man! Swoon…..

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    1. Thanks, yes, the formula is there in all that I’ve read. One of my favorites is Julia Quinn, she’s very humorous in her regency romances!

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      1. Sounds great! keep going… on the home stretch now!

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  6. Oh, how exciting! I hope he is not only good looking but intelligent and charming!!

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