WeWriWa – New Century


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From Nineteen Hundred  my Victorian short story.

Kathryn has just met the new boarder, Mr. Thomas, and given him the benefit of the doubt for his evasive answer about his profession. After dinner she, Mr. Thomas and two others play a game of Whist waiting for midnight and the start of the new century.


At midnight the bells from the church situated behind the house struck twelve.

As the last peal faded, a fireworks display lit up the sky. The group crowded around the window to “ooh” and “aah” at the colorful patterns.

When it ended, Mrs. Hodgson proclaimed, “Well now that was the best showing in years. I expect that the auspiciousness of the occasion is the reason.” 

At that, the new epoch officially began and everyone in the room, including the three gentlemen who had returned, shook hands and congratulated one another, as if they all had been personally responsible for the commencement of a new century

When Mr. Thomas wished Kathryn a Happy New Year, the warmth from her hand in his crept up her arm and spread throughout her body.

She felt like a piece of toasted bread;  she did not find the sensation disagreeable.





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30 Responses to WeWriWa – New Century

  1. Myke Todd says:

    Hello, Sue… Intriguing passages here…
    I tried to read them in my best British accent. 🙂

  2. Heather Boyd says:

    I love the attraction building between Mr. Thomas and Kathryn. Can’t wait to see what happens next.

  3. Josh says:

    ‘piece of toasted bread’ …. very nice image.

  4. Oooh, something’s brewing there I think 🙂 Nice job!

  5. Millie Burns says:

    I enjoyed picturing this scene in my mind. And I love the toast sensation…and that it wasn’t disagreeable : ) What a fun eight!

  6. Anne Lange says:

    I love the piece of toast feeling – I wonder – is it only lightly browned? or is it scorched? 🙂

  7. The toast simile was very different, interesting, I love toast personally so it worked for me! Excellent excerpt!

  8. Cara Bristol says:

    Interesting analogy — toasted bread.

  9. Sounds as if the new year will be an interesting one.

  10. Gemma Parkes says:

    lovely writing, I could really picture the scene!

  11. Maybe the new year will bring a big change to these folks. Nice bit of foreshadowing here.

  12. “piece of toasted bread” interesting.

  13. historysleuth1 says:

    Love that 4th paragraph. Great description, I can just picture all those gentlemen doing that. 🙂 Excellent job of writing in keeping with the era.
    History Sleuth’s Milk Carton Murders

  14. jabeardrf says:

    I like her take on the disagreeable feeling.

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