Monthly Archives: July 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #16

Her fingers crept along the wall, seeking the edge of the fabric. Dr. Bergen paused with one foot on the bottom stair, his profile serene in the lamplight, his chest expanding as he pulled in a deep breath and released

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Trivia Thursday #15

In England prior to 1833 a widow had a right of dower (the income from about one-third of her deceased husband’s land). After 1833 what monies the wife would receive in the event of her husband’s death were dependent on the

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A Hairy Situation

The shopping center parking lot was crowded with cars. Would the no-appointment hair salon be crowded as well? My heart sank. In less than thirty minutes my daughter would be waiting outside her high school. There was no time to

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Six Sentence Sunday #15

Both men were quiet for a time. Finally, Nicholas spoke again. “It was reckless to hunt so close to home. Maybe Vlad is right.”  “Yes, well, sometimes things get out of hand.” The doctor moved to the window, his back

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Trivia Thursday #14

An English woman’s odds of dying in childbirth in 1870 were about 1 in 200. – source: What Jane Austen Ate and What Charles Dickens Knew by Daniel Pool

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Six Sentence Sunday #14

Aunt Rowena’s old eyes twinkled with glee. “I knew Jason couldn’t have married anything spineless. Culler men can’t help themselves, they’re attracted to women who don’t mind giving them a little hell when they need it.” Cherry’s heart soared. Rowena

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Trivia Thursday #13

In England, prior to 1823, a male or female under the age of 21 could not marry without parental consent. After 1823,  a male could legally marry without parental consent at the age of 14 and a female could marry

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