Tag: Red Writing Hood Prompt

Prompt:  The Lady Waits

Prompt: The Lady Waits

Missing parts of Anna’s story?  Find the rest of it here! “…But, but, wait!”  the mousy little housekeeper, friend… Anna wasn’t quite sure what he was, but she watched as he bounded off after Alain’s retreating coattails a second time.  Anna did not bother to listen for the bickering.  She did not care to be told that she was a disappointment.  On the contrary, she was magnificent.  It was his fault that he didn’t have two proper eyes to see her with. Of course, it was Mister Hartford’s coach that brought her to this overgrown manor, and she was in […]

Posted April 27, 2012 in Writing // 5 Comments //
Prompt:  Mister Hartford

Prompt: Mister Hartford

The rolling gardens seemed to reach their thorny branches around the black carriage as the horses slowly pulled them towards the door.  Her companion rolled out first and offered assistance, glancing nervously at his pocket watch for the twenty-third time since they left her house.  She took his sweaty hand and descended.  At best, the Manor was creepy, but that may just be an illusion cast by the unkempt gardens.  While she stared in uncomfortable awe at the wide doors and towering columns, her companion tottled ahead and pulled the doors open to his master’s house. “Come along, come along,” […]

Posted March 16, 2012 in Writing // 10 Comments //
Prompt:  Messenger

Prompt: Messenger

She stood in the doorway for a while and watched him, the sniveling idiot.  He sat on one of Papa’s least favorite chairs; Papa said you could tell a man by the seat he chose.  This chair was particularly uncomfortable and positioned in such a place that either he was completely stupid, or the young man could not see her in the doorway.  Anna rolled her eyes, lifted her skirts, and waltzed into the room with the grace that her Mama would have insisted on.  Heaven knows where her Mama was; probably looking for her, since Martha failed to retrieve […]

Posted March 9, 2012 in Writing // 13 Comments //
Prompt:  A Rainy Night in Dusseldorf

Prompt: A Rainy Night in Dusseldorf

It was a rainy night in Dusseldorf, but then again, Mary imagined it was raining everywhere in the world.  Growing up in London had that affect on people.  Even tucked in the corner of her favorite German bakery, she found herself ignoring the steaming cup of tea and staring at the raindrops as they trickled down the glass windows outside the shop, disappearing from her vision behind trays of crullers and the red-painted letters on the window itself.  The electric lanterns on the street gave the from of the bakery an eerie glow,as though something could happen all at once, […]

Posted March 2, 2012 in Writing // 12 Comments //
Prompt: A Lady’s Engagement

Prompt: A Lady’s Engagement

“Why, there you are sugarplum!  Have you been sitting here all this time?” Anna looked over her shoulder at the maid waddling down to her in a homespun dress and her hair falling down in strings around her copper face.  She smiled and fluttered her fan, enjoying the small breeze as a respite from the dry summer heat.  “You can tell Mama I’ll be right up, Martha.” Martha sat her aching bones down on the crooked wooden bench, which groaned considerably under her weight.  “You know, if I didn’t know you better, I’d say something was eating at you.” She […]

Posted February 7, 2012 in Writing // 7 Comments //
Prompt:  To Be Free

Prompt: To Be Free

Jenny stood on her toes and closed her eyes.  An empty stage, threadbare curtains open.  Rudolphus was working on the light fixtures near the back of the house.  Klaus and Gina were at the piano, working on the latest song for the new performance.  It was a love song, and Jenny had heard so many different versions of it that the chords were in her veins, and every time Klaus knocked against the clunky ivory keys, something pulled in her heartstrings.  She couldn’t stop herself – she danced. She danced with her bare feet against the uneven stage, not a […]

Posted February 3, 2012 in Writing // 16 Comments //