Letters from Bath

Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, inspired by a photo, here we go….

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 Copyright –   Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

My dearest Charlotte,

Bath is lovely as ever this time of year, yet I am filled with this sense of indifference. Father is running from one ball to the other, constantly in pursuit of younger interests, hoping to finally produce a male heir.

I saw Captain Gower today. My indifference to Bath can be easily matched by his indifference to me. I can see now that he will never forgive me. Thus, I must make my peace.

And still, my heart trembles every time I hear his name. I wish this pain to fade away, but the fire grows ever stronger.

Your sister,

Katherine

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56 thoughts on “Letters from Bath

  1. The language and tone was exactly right – very well done. And the reflective, slightly rueful nature of the narrator came through really well. (Peace or piece?) 😉

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  2. Dear Loré,

    Although I’m not familiar with Jane Austin other than knowing of the stories, I love the letter form to tell a short story. The voice is convincing and tells a complete story. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. Love the form, and yes, the language felt right. I’ve only read a bit of Pride and Prejudice so can’t say for sure 🙂 Qh dear, the male heir obsession… it still exists here, though it has mostly died down.

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  4. Loré, this is just delicious! I’ve learned to play your music, often as I read along… and the two work so well together, this week! You’ve really captured a tone and feel that is perfect for the period. Loved it!

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  5. I love Austen’s books and have read (most or all) many times. This made mw wonder which one the letter was from. This is a compliment, it read so real. Siring heirs, finding reasonably rich husbands, that was the life of nobility.

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  6. Nice work, Lore. I recognized the Victorian tone of the letter straightaway. I like the mention of the male heir–it gives a new dimension to the tale beyond the incessant courtship prattle that I find so tiring in some literature of this genre.

    Honestly, I’ve never been much of a fan of Jane Austen. The one book of hers that I loved was Northanger Abbey–written first but published posthumously. If you are a fan of Victorian literature, I highly recommend it.

    All my best,
    MG

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    • I am a fan of Austen’s work, my favorite is Persuasions. I think people focus on the romance side of her books and overlook how accurate her desriptions of socal circumstances were, especially regarding women rights and expectations. Thank you so much for your kind words, much appreciated.

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