To celebrate Bella's Point's release, the wonderful Elizabeth Seckman is hosting a blog challenge. Check out the details HERE. You can win prizes!
The basic rules:
1. Write something with the prompt: The year was 1865...
2. Display the blog hop badge, sign up on the linky list, and post Elizabeth's links.
3. Post between July 15th - 31st.
My entry is one where YOU get to pick the ending:
The year was 1865 when I saw a woman's ankle for the first time. Slender and delicate. The few freckles adorning it made it seem all the more exotic. My voice changed from a boy's to a man's in that second.
Did she even realize I watched her as she dipped her toes into the water? Perhaps she did, displaying what was forbidden. A soft smile turned up her lips as I hid my flushed face under the wide brim of my hat.
When I closed my eyes to sleep that night, all I could see was her lovely ankle. So many times did I dream of her, I felt we were closer than lovers. I had never known a desire so grand. It enveloped all my thoughts and directed all my actions.
I saved my pennies, and one year later, dressed in a modest gray suit, I asked her to marry me.
She said no.
What happens next:
a) Does our hero not give up and keeps attempting to woo her until he has captured her heart? (The HEA ending)
b) Does he go to the big city and becomes a famous cobbler of woman's shoes seeing many delicate ankles in his lifetime? (The fetish ending)
c) Does he go mad from a broken heart and creates an army of steam-powered spiders to take over the world? (The wicked steampunk ending)
d) Create your own option. (The _______ ending)
Isabella Troy Stanley is a divorced, slave freeing pariah surviving in the shattered post Civil War south the only way a fallen debutante knows how. She heads to a Yankee prison and buys herself a husband.
Jack Byron is the former Troy plantation stable boy and object of young Bella's affection. He rejected her then, and he's still not sold on the idea of marrying her now.
Though to Bella, it’s simple: make Jack love her, marry her, and live happily ever after. The plan seems to work...at least until her secret is revealed.
Elizabeth is a wife, a mom, and a writer. She has four wonderful boys, one dusty house, and three published books to her credit. Feel free to check them out and buy them HERE! Erm, the books, not the kids or the house... though all things in life are negotiable ;)