Monthly Archives: May 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #7

Artemis Wellborn cleared his throat and his voice took on a lecturing tone, “I would judge the length of that monster to be ten feet or more.” Sebastian raised a brow at the animal. Miss LeBlue was closer to correct. The

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Trivia Thursday #6

In Cairo, Egypt in the early 1800s an unmarried man who did not own a female slave was not permitted to rent a house or apartment in most areas. If he could not reside with parents or  near relations, a single man without a female

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Six Sentence Sunday #6

Dark smoke rose from the wick as cheap blackfish oil fed the flame. She wrinkled her nose at the smell, so different from the fine beeswax candles and clean-burning sperm oil lamps she’d grown up with. Yet she turned up

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Trivia Thursday #5

White male slaves in Egypt in the early 1800s were called memlooks. Few residents of Cairo, other than very rich Turks,  owned memlooks. Eunuchs were even more rare and were generally owned by only the highest ranking Turks. The large majority

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Six Sentence Sunday #5

Spurs jangled behind her. Before her a low communal grunt, heavy with hope and longing, rumbled through the crowd. The miners swayed forward as one. The padded end of a staff tapped Willow’s back, prodding with careful but firm insistence. Despite the chill in the morning air,

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Trivia Thursday #4

In Cairo, Egypt in the early 1800s households would allot a distinct set of apartments or rooms exclusively for the use of the females of the household, also known as the hareem. No males, other than the master of the family,

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Six Sentence Sunday #4

His tongue passed over the sharp tip of one incisor as the siren scent of angry blood danced around him. The man tapped his fist twice against Nicholas’s lapel. “There’s some that’s not to be trifled with, if a gentleman knows

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