Sunday, October 18, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors #8sunday (HIS)(RO)(LGBT)

It's Sunday and time for the Weekend Writing Warriors. Participants post 8-10 sentences from a writing project, either published or unpublished. Today it's a bit from the steamy side of my imagination-- Loving Leonardo - the Quest -- (Book 2 in my award-winning, Victorian polyamorous romance-- the ongoing Loving Leonardo series.)

First my 8, then details after~

The area bustled with shipping business during the day and

business of another sort at night. The Bishop’s Moke sat at the end of a rather ratty street where fishmongers dumped their cleanings on the cobblestone for the dogs, cats, and vermin. I steeled myself to the street urchins picking through the stinking refuse for their own meal. Rome wasn’t the only city with the capacity to bring me low. Ahead the sound of St Mary-le-Bow’s church bells rang the eighth hour. A moment later, a cloying flower-over-fish odor enveloped me. In an instant, I was accosted by a prostitute. “Cor you are a ‘andsome one, what say you and I slip ‘round back and wet that wick o’ yours, eh dearie?”
     I attempted to take her arms from me, for in the gaslight I could clearly see that the rough-looking paint on her lips did little to hide the sores of syphilis. My bile rose.

Behind the scenes for the snippet above:
Luca has gone missing and Conte Bruno would like nothing better than to find him. In the scene above, Nicolas, dressed in a working man's attire and going by a tip, searches the society’s hedges on London's Fleet Street.


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  1. Extremely atmospheric snippet, in more ways than one. "Flower over fish" certainly conveyed what he was smelling! I had to wrinkle my own nose...

  2. Thanks! lol can't you just smell that?

  3. You have a future, Rose, writing travel brochures for chambers of commerce ... NOT!

    1. LOL Ed, thanks. I am perhaps a bit too descriptive at times. ;)

  4. Wow, wow, wow! What a scene. Fantastic job of painting it, Rose! ZMy senses all got involved with this snippet. :-)