Happy Friday, my dear Readers! I’m a little late, but there’s still time for Friday Fictioneers with Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week’s photo is provided by Sandra Crook. I really love this photo. It puts me in mind of my lovely days in Bath, England. Even though I know this isn’t actually Bath, I can’t help but think if that…and Jane Austen. Naturally, my writing was influenced. Enjoy my story!
A Hasty Proposal
Claire was aghast. “Please Mr. Wiggans, I cannot!” she cried, then immediately coloured upon seeing his shocked face. “Forgive me, Sir, I was ungracious. You caught me quite unawares.” She tried to collect herself. “I am honoured by your proposal Sir, but I must decline it. I cannot marry you.”
Mr. Wiggans stood. “Miss Charleston, why ever not? Surely I have not done something to offend you?”
“Oh Sir, certainly not! Your manners have been everything that is proper and pleasing.”
“Then whatever is the matter?”
Claire was all astonishment. “Why Mr. Wiggans, I have scarce known you three days!”