16 July 2013

Tuesday's Tales 16 July

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Thank you for stopping by. This week's word prompt is court, my snippet is from Consuela's story, my sequel to Vidal's Honor. This scene takes place in England in 1813 when my hero, Juan, learns his brother has Consuela in his sights.
 
While he’d rushed back to Spain, his brother, Diago, had made his way to London, and according to his friend Lord Vidal, was even now attempting to court Consuela.
 
The only available room left in the inn was tiny, with a window locked down tight against the night air, so the room smelled of stale ale and other unmentionable odours. He smote one fist in the other and strode from the edge of the bed where he’d sat to the window and peered out.

“You been and gone and missed it by five minutes.” The innkeeper told him when he’d rushed in to enquire when the next coach left for London.  “Won’t be another ‘afore tomorrow afternoon.”

His enquiries into hiring a coach hadn’t fared any better.  It seemed there was a prize cock fight in the village just five miles down the road and every available vehicle for hire was already spoken for. Assuming there’d be no spare horses for hire either he’d not even asked, but now as he watched the shadows shift across the ground below his window he wondered whether the plan forming in his mind would land him in prison if he was caught.

Another day won’t make a difference.’ A silent voice in his head urged, but instinct told Juan the voice lied.  If he didn’t know better he could almost swear he heard Consuela calling out to him for help.
 
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20 comments:

Mageela Troche said...

Original and fun.

rosnazilli said...

Don't wait.. run after the coach.. Just get there.. Great Sherry.xx

V.L. Locey said...

Don`t stand there thinking about it, get moving!

Sarah said...

I hope he doesn't get arrested. Sometimes our instincts are much smarter than we are.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks, Mageela :-)

SherryGLoag said...

Lol, Roz. I like your thinking!

SherryGLoag said...

rofl Vicki, he gets help.

SherryGLoag said...

He does get help, Sarah, thanks for coming by.

Lindsay said...

Hope he can get to her before anything happens to prevent it

Tricia Andersen said...

Run. Steal a horse. Whatever it takes to get to her before Diago hurts her! Great job!

Iris B said...

If he thinks he can hear her, he'd better get going! Nice post.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks Tricia, while this WIP is not progressing smoothly, I do know help is at hand.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for coming by Lindsay.

SherryGLoag said...

He's no intention of hanging about, Iris :-) Thanks for coming by.

S.E said...

The story keeps on getting interesting.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks S.E.

Jean Joachim said...

I love the tension you built in this scene. I could feel it and see him pacing, a worried expression on his face. Yes, I'm with him. I hear Consuela calling him, too. Love this story!

SherryGLoag said...

So glad you enjoyed this Jean. For the time being, I think, next week's will be the last offering from Consuela's Story.

Jillian said...

oooh, methinks his gut instincts are right. He better hurry!

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks for coming by Jillian.