Welcome to my Weekend Writing Warrior post. I've been absent from the list for a while - I blame life in general interfering with fun stuff, like writing. I'm sure you can all relate.
This is from a new work that I've been posting/working on at a Jane Austen Fan Fiction (JAFF) site. I'm having loads of fun with it and hope I can convey what's going on in just 8-10 lines.
If you are a fan of Pride & Prejudice, you know that Caroline is the villainess we all love to hate, but I've often wondered what happened to this arrogant miss AFTER her brother and unrequited love interest both married Bennet sisters. As you know, when writers begin to ask the 'what if' question, characters begin to speak to them. They can become downright annoying, intrusive and totally self-absorbed - much like Miss Caroline Bingley. However, every villain believes they are right and she is no different. However, I feel that she is totally redeemable, with the right man to help her along....
I hope you enjoy my excerpt from 'Caroline'.
"Miss Bingley, have you ever looked at Mr. Darcy as a man?" Nathan queried.
"What kind of question is that?" She drew back in disgust and made a motion as though she were going to walk away. He touched her forearm with a light touch, forestalling her retreat.
"What I mean is... do you view him as a means for a comfortable life, given his vast estate and fortune or do you view him as a man, with wants, fears and desires?"
"What a preposterous notion, of course I think of him as a man--"
"What's his favorite color?"
"Favorite color?" She blustered and once again attempted to step around the annoying man who saw too deep into her soul.
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Oooo! I love villains that get their day to shine! What a tight spot you've gotten her into. Nice job and welcome back, Sue!!ReplyDelete
Thank you. I forgot what it was like to write just for fun. I'm glad I'm back as well.Delete
Love Pride and Prejudice and yes, Caroline is a piece of work. Does she deserve a happy ending? I hope you can convince me. But the snippet is wonderful fun--I like Nathan already!ReplyDelete
I really like Nathan too. Let's hope he can break down her snobbish barriers.Delete
Not the question she was expecting, I take it? ;)ReplyDelete
What does that matter? heh. Great scene.ReplyDelete
Oh, I like this snippet and such an excellent question he asks her! Well done...cool concept.ReplyDelete
Fascinating concept. Love this excerpt. I love how he's nailing her.ReplyDelete
Yes, this is Caroline Bingley!ReplyDelete