Happy Friday, my readers! Hope everyone had a good week, and to those of you who are participating in NaNoWriMo, I hope things are going well! I have done well this first week, with just over 17K words. Let’s hope I can keep it up!
The results are in! The story that won the November Story Time poll is…Something New! I will extend the story and post it by the end of this month.
*A note about this Friday Fictioneers story: Lord Carrington is a villain that’s been lurking in the corners of my mind for some time now. Here you’ll only get a brief glimpse of him, but one day, you may see him return in full in a story of his own.
The Devil’s SMILE
Lord Carrington had the Devil’s smile.
That’s what Mama always said. He smiled and spoke pretty words to Mama, making her giggle. I’d never seen her behave that way before.
I didn’t like the way he looked at me. He had a smile and pretty words for me too, but his smile didn’t reach his eyes and his words were empty. I hid from them behind Mama’s skirts.
He had a son, blessed with his father’s charm. During our visits I heard the word “betrothal” being said between our parents. The son smiled at me then, just like the Devil.