Here we go again with 10 lines from a work-in-progress. As before, I’ll be sharing from As Only A Woman Can, a Pride & Prejudice-based romantic romp. Here’s the story so far:
It’s late January, and Jane Austen’s heartthrob hero, Mr. Darcy, has decided to send lovely Elizabeth Bennet a veiled warning against the treacherous Mr. Wickham. At hand is a stack of Valentine cards. What better vehicle to conceal his identity?
Think she’ll understand his message?
With a wry smile, Darcy dipped his pen into the inkpot once more. Out came the Valentine card with the ugly cupid. Would Elizabeth appreciate him? He thought not.
Darcy turned the card over and wrote:
You are much too good, my lady fair,
To be gulled by a scoundrel, unaware
Of hearts he has broken and lies he has told.
Not all that gleams yellow is genuine gold.
His mistress is wealth; you sense this is true.
He hasn’t a heart. Best to bid him adieu.
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