Saturday, August 15, 2015

A designing woman 0 for #wewriwa

Something Completely Different



Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors.  This is a sample from my latest work in progress, "A Designing Woman", and I hope you enjoy it.  Amanda's mother is concerned that she's spending too much time working on steam engines and non-genteel things like natural philosophy. She's talking with the vicar's wife at an assembly and they're commenting about the man Amanda is dancing with.





Lady Caterham smiled at Mrs. Peabody. “In other words, a connection to be encouraged. I do so hope Amanda will find something other than machines to tinker with.”
“I agree, a husband and children will soon put her head straight.”

Their happy optimism about Amanda's prospects would have been tempered had they been able to hear her conversation with the young man. While good looking, indeed handsome, with blue eyes, dark hair and a firm visage, able to dance the figures with a natural athletic grace, polite, educated and well mannered, he was also a serious disappointment.

“Mr. Williams, you're studying divinity?”

“A suitable study for a gentleman, honorable and in the service of both man and God.”

“If you say so, but with a chance to meet Dalton or Henry or Davy or,” and here Amanda gave a frisson of excitement, “Even Faraday. You have the chance to study natural philosophy with such masters, and you choose divinity.”

This is a work in progress. Here are links on tablo and authonomy.