Posted by: Author | November 11, 2019

Tuesday Tales- November 12, 2019- Picture Prompt

Time for Tuesday Tales again.  This week, we have a picture prompt. These posts are limited to 300 words so make for quick reading. I’m still working in my Regency set story for NaNoWriMo. Our heroine is in a spot of trouble here.

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She walked toward the front door, intending to take a walk around the house and perhaps to the duck pond she’d noticed the day before from one of the windows.

Ducks and swans always made her happy. They reminded her of herself—not the meanness of swans—but the way they acted serene on the surface as they floated along. The reality was they were working very hard under the surface to appear calm. The same for her. She had to show the world she didn’t mind not being considered worthy while all the time minding very much.

As she rounded the corner of the building, she heard a sound behind her.

Glancing over her shoulder, her stomach dropped as she realized Charles Lockwood seemed to be following her.

Maybe she was mistaken. Honora stopped where she was to allow him to pass.

Surprised—but not—when he stood beside her, she made an involuntary sound, but didn’t say anything.

“Do you ever say anything?” He peered down at her. “I realized I’ve never heard your voice. Is the real reason you’re so quiet is you actually can’t talk?”

Not wanting to be alone with him even though it was daylight and people were right around the nearest corner, Honora glanced from right to left, looking for a way to get away from him.

“Don’t be afraid.” He took hold of her upper arm. “Ask your sister. I’m completely harmless.”

Honora wasn’t going to discuss this man with Charlotte. Not that she would trust her sister’s answer if she did ask for it.

“Leave me alone.”

Charles tightened his grip on her. “So she does speak. Will wonders never cease?”

“Unhand me, sir.” Honora tried to pull away from him, but his grip tightened, trapping her. His strength was too much.


  1. Oh dear, this guy sounds worrisome. I hope all turns out okay!

    • thanks!

  2. Enjoying this. Well done.

    • Thanks Susanne.  

  3. I’m on the fence with this guy. Unsure whether to trust him – or see if he’s a hidden jewel. Hmmmm…must read on. Great snippet!

    • He has some stuff up his sleeve! Jillian

  4. Oh dear! He’s scaring her and me, too. I’m glad she spoke up to him. I look forward to more.

    • Thanks Flossie. When I started this, I thought he was going to be a good guy. The joys of pantsing. 😁


  5. Oh no! He needs to let her go. I’m kind of wishing she’d punch him! Great job!

    • LOL!  A Regency Miss punching someone… hmmm…maybe I’ll put that in. Imagine the scandal!  🙂 

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