“She walks in beauty like the night.” Lord Byron
Tuesday Tales is a weekly blog featuring diverse authors who post excerpts from their WIPs based on word and picture prompts. Our prompt today is box. The snippet is from a paranormal romance currently being reworked and featuring the goddess Epona, who has been injured and cast from her fae realm into the human world. Please visit the other fabulous authors at Tuesday Tales.
She sucked in a deep breath. I’ll feel better once I get dressed. Fingering the old-fashioned outfits hanging in the chiffarobe, her hands lingered on a delicate confection. Like a cloud. The sparkling blush hue reminded her of fresh, dewy melon, causing her mouth to water. She groaned, remembering her lost cornucopia.
After slipping on the dress, she glamoured her hair into an elegant French twist. A satin ribbon from the bedside drawer served as a poor substitute for her lost rose quartz necklace. Beneath the hanging clothes were shoes that were a little too big, and she stuffed tissue in the toes.
Uncorking a bottle of amber colored liquor on the bedside table, she wrinkled her nose at the strong scent. She poured a draught into the accompanying glass, sipped, and then shuddered. Vile. With a pang, she thought of Eshigel’s preference for fine brandy. Not a liquor connoisseur, the sharp taste told her this was of inferior quality.
Darla’s accusations continued to simmer in her mind. Eshigel had never mentioned a word about the deranged woman. Why didn’t he tell me? Her thoughts meandered like the blackberry brambles in her gardens at home.
In the kitchenette she rummaged around for a bite to eat. Water and cheese from the ice box would have to do. She longed for a cup of hot tea, but wounded demi-goddesses couldn’t be choosers. While appeasing her hollow stomach, a newspaper stuffed into the chair caught her attention. She pulled it from between the cushions and gasped at the banner. The Sapphire Beach Ledger. 1925.
I hope you enjoyed my take on the prompt box and seeing Epona begin to cope with her predicament. Thanks for stopping by. Please visit the other fabulous authors at Tuesday Tales.