Tag: Persuasion scenes

Half Agony, Half Hope: A New Free Book

I saw a painting recently and it inspired a bit of flash fiction. Since it is related to a new free book project, it seemed the perfect way to announce it. I have a new free book: Half Agony, Half Hope: Scenes from Jane Austen’s Persuasion available for download. Click the book cover here or in the …

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Repayment in Kind

  Wentworth thanks Mrs. Smith in the best way he can. Anne sat in the parlor of her very own house in Bath. How much friendlier, if less well-appointed, it was than Camden Place. Even without the finest appointments, or perhaps because of it, the place felt like home in a way nowhere ever had. …

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A Persuasion scene: Half hope…

Unexpected news from Lyme buoys  Wentworth’s spirits.  Wentworth sat upon his brother’s horse, surveying the countryside on a very fine morning. At one time, he had been a decent horseman. But years at sea took their toll and his seat had suffered. Thankfully, he had not acquired Admiral Croft’s reputation as a terrible driver. That last …

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Persuasion 200: Knowing her own mind

Anne suddenly understands her own mind. Anne fastened her spencer and tied her bonnet strings. Strange sensations threatened to overwhelm her and if she did not get outside into the fresh air quickly she might be overcome. The butler opened the door for her, inquiring if she might require a chair. She shook her head and hurried …

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Persuasion 200: Choices

Anne has learnt from a visit with her former governess that an old schoolfellow is currently residing in Bath.   Anne pressed her temples and winced. Elizabeth and Father were in rare form today, both unleashing their well-developed Elliot tempers upon their personal servants. Father demanded his valet press his shirt a third time—his ruffles …

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