Yearly Archives: 2011

Six Sentence Sunday # 20

He reached for the coin.  His fingers never touched it.   With the flick of his wrist the gentleman sent the coin sailing into the air.  It tumbled among the snowflakes, flashing metallic among the white. But this time the gentleman

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Trivia Thursday # 19

It was not unusual at a ball in the 1800s for dancers to have wax dripped down on them as they progressed around the floor – courtesy of the candles burning in the chandeliers above them. – source: What Jane Austin

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Six Sentence Sunday # 19

The cabbie frowned. His horse shifted and tossed her head. But the drunk hadn’t left. A white-sleeved arm extended out of the darkness, a glinting coin offered up by long elegant fingers. “Well, if I ain’t a’ Ant’ony Pig! A

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Trivia Thursday #18

In ancient Egypt a mother might eat a mouse to heal a sick baby. Afterwards she would put the bones in a bag tied with seven knots and hang it around the child’s neck for good luck. – source: Ancient

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Six Sentence Sunday #18

Silently Nicholas agreed with her. He should send his friend home with his bride, but since the attack on Margaret, Leo had been keeping watch on Randall, freeing Nicholas to stalk a more dangerous predator.  Not that he’d been terribly

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Trivia Thursday #17

In the early 1800s the first dance at a ball would most likely have been a minuet with country dances to follow. By the mid 1800s a quadrille would have been the usual choice for the first dance and would

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Six Sentence Sunday #17

Wispy clouds drifted loose in a sky made starless by the full moon. The scents of soil and the tender green plants of early summer danced together on a night-cool breeze. The buzz of night insects droned in the near distance.

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Trivia Thursday # 16

Although tales of wonder that meet the general criteria for fairy tales have been around for thousands of years, it was in the 1690’s that the term fairy tale or contes de fées was popularized by a group of French writers which included

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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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