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I’m continuing with my short story, Nineteen Hundred, which is the prequel to The Soul Collector’s Second Chance.
Set up: It’s New Year’s Eve 1899 in a boarding house where the landlord has treated the residents to a large celebratory dinner. The newest member of the group, Gideon Thomas, piqued Kathryn St. Clair’s interest.
Kathryn peeked under her lids to inspect the gentleman. He seemed younger than the rest of the group, perhaps a few years older than her twenty five.
He did not miss her surveillance. Mr. Thomas boldly scrutinized her in return. His deep brown eyes seemed to twinkle with interest. She quickly averted her gaze to concentrate on her clasped hands resting in her lap.
During the meal she couldn’t help but notice how the gas lamps played with the shadows on his face. Depending on the reflection, sometimes his eyes appeared shadowed and hidden, and at other times the light shone on his brown hair, almost giving a halo effect.