Saturday, September 12, 2015

A Designing Woman 4 for #wewriwar

More from the Steampunk book



Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors.  This is a sample from my latest work in progress, "A Designing Woman", and I hope you enjoy it.  This is the start of the next chapter and introduces more of the family. Continuing from last week, Amanda's father and brother quiz her about the mysterious Mr. Williams.
(last weeks snippet).



 She laughed, “Don't get too far ahead in your hopes. He's studying for the ministry, and I somehow cannot see myself as a minister's wife. Could you imagine me doing everything Mrs. Peabody does?”

Privately, Lord Caterham had to admit that he couldn't see that either, but this was such a step in the right direction for his daughter that he wasn't about to throw the least bit of obstacle in its path. So he changed the subject, “Did Mr. Williams mention which college he was a member of?”

New College, Freddie's; doesn't remember Freddy, though.”

Who doesn't remember me?” Frederick found his way to the parlor, having dealt with the horses, or at least ensured that the stable hands were at their work.

Amanda regarded her brother with a mixture of affection and envy. Affection, because he was a likeable if somewhat flighty, young man, and envy, because he could attend university while she could not.


This is a work in progress. Here are links on tablo and authonomy.  Apparently Steampunk implies Victorian, Dieselpunk the 1920's. What-punk should a Regency period book be? Horse-punk isn't right.

Despite being told in no uncertain terms that "steampunk" meant Victorian with ubiquitous steam technology, I'm calling this steampunk, although given the amount of time they will later spend on the river, maybe "Steampunt" is better. Amanda is working on what will become the defining technology of the 19th century, steam. Although, a few things, like the Napoleonic war will get in the way.