Welcome to Tuesday Tales, a weekly blog where diverse authors post excerpts from their works in progress based on word and picture prompts. Today our writing prompt is a picture of a marvelously intriguing door. The snippet is from a new historical romance set in the early Georgian period. Please enjoy it and then visit my talented colleagues at Tuesday Tales.
“What a bag of moonshine!” The massive wooden door pounded closed behind her, as she hurried after him toward the stables.
Deafening silence punctuated the sweltering air.
Her determination to keep up with his long stride stirred up little clouds of dust. “That can’t be the reason you’re breaking your promise to Priscilla. I don’t believe for a moment you think she’s better off here with Lady Worthington.”
“I care not. Believe what you will.”
His wintry manner grated her to the bone. “Wait, will you wait?” She grabbed his sleeve and half-stumbled. Drat these over-sized slippers.
He shook her off as if she were a gnat plaguing his precious Hector.
It was too much. She balled her hands into fists and glared at his receding figure. “How could I have thought you tenderhearted? All right, go to your stables, milord centaur. It’s where you belong, with the other beasts.” She clamped a shaking hand over her mouth.
He stopped dead for a long moment and then pivoted, his legs planted wide.
“I-I’m sorry, I didn’t mean–”
“You go too far with that venomous tongue.”
Her hands fell to the sides. “Lord Asbury, I don’t know what came over me. You have every right to decide where Priscilla resides. She’s a mere child and I’m…” She backed up a step.
“Too late for a return to polite conversation, Miss Bouchard. You have made your opinion clear. If I didn’t know better, I would swear my precocious niece is tutoring you, rather than the other way round.”
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Flossie Benton Rogers, Conjuring the Magic with Romance