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Sunday, 6 January 2013

Window of Opportunity (2)



Image by Daniel Murtag

Now, whilst the New Year’s revellers continued their din, amidst party hats, streamers, and masks, she braved the frosty night air and danced barefoot over the dewy grass to the summer house. An over the shoulder glance to reassure that none had witnessed her departure and she stood, breathless and shivering, at the door. Suddenly she was beset by doubts. Was it possible that she had misinterpreted his message? No, she was sure now, as she discarded all garments save her cobweb-lace gown which seemed to have been spun around the contours of her body, enfolding it - making an offering of it.

He suddenly became aware of her, standing under the dim light which bathed the window in a misty glow. She hadn’t been there a moment ago and now suddenly there she was, one hand on the door, the other reaching for her throat, as if to settle the fast-beating heart. He caught the uncertain look, saw the beads of perspiration on the downy lip and answered the question in her eyes with a smile. There would only be a short time before the carriages were called and her mother would be signalling to her father that it was time to take their leave. She had made her resolution. It had to be now. He stood and moved towards the door as she turned the handle and stepped into the darkened room.  

©Marilyn Brindley


Linking to Tess Kincaid's 'Magpie Tales' and joining others who have used this prompt to keep their muses alive and well.

11 comments:

  1. oh this is delicious with details...and those details build the tension....this one i would love to read more of...there is a bigger story here....

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  2. I like how she is outside the door as opposed to being inside- well done!

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  3. Cobweb lace gown - definitely an offering. A vampire awaits?

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  4. Breath-taking- tale of love and lost and found again- move over Downton Abbey there's a new girl in town and she's heating of the sheets- and building chapters of delight!

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  5. You can't leave us hanging...

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  6. Beautiful...brings to mind all the beautiful dark window scenes in Lean's "Doctor Zhivago"...

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  7. Sometimes it has to be now. Well done Nell.

    Anna :o]

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  8. She's very much like Lady Mary...

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  9. Very erotic Nell , good one . Happy new year

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