WeWriWa – mutual interest


Happy Sunday! and welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. Just click the link and enjoy the participating authors.

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.









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21 Responses to WeWriWa – mutual interest

  1. Nice description. I like the slow path you are putting here.

  2. Gemma Parkes says:

    Great descriptions, we can see them really clearly and the imagery of the room is excellent.

  3. Millie Burns says:

    I love that he seems both mysterious and angelic!

  4. The hero is very intriguing, especially the details about the light and shadow. Terrific snippet!

  5. Oooh very nice scene you’re setting 🙂

  6. Sarah Cass says:

    Vivid imagery, and I’m definitely intrigued by Mr. Thomas as well. Lovely 8!

  7. Anne Lange says:

    very nice description and it sets the tone beautifully

  8. Lovely description. I almost felt like I was there.

  9. Heather Boyd says:

    Nothing like weak lighting to add atmosphere to a room. Great description. 🙂

  10. I think somebody has a crush! Nice 8, thanks for sharing.

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