Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I’ll share a snippet from my time-travel romance WIP tentatively titled Must Love Breeches.

Here’s my new pitch/logline: When a modern girl finds herself stranded in 1834 London, she must find a way home while navigating the pitfalls of London society, resisting her attraction to a hunky lord, and ultimately having to decide when her true home lies.  (You can see the other entries here.)

Here we meet Lady Byron (Lord Byron‘s widow) and it’s just been announced that Lord Montagu has arrived to visit. Ada is her daughter (the future Ada Lovelace). The heroine (whose POV we are in) has had it with Lady Byron’s passive aggressiveness:

Lady Byron continued, “So kind of [Lord Montagu] to be solicitous, but then he should be since I am a close relation after all and one cannot be too solicitous when it comes to family. Is that not so, Ada? No, not at all.”

Good Lord. She wished Lady Byron’s embroidery needle would slip out of her fingers, whip around and stab the back of her hand. The woman was unbearable.

I want to thank all the commenters last week who helped me get my six sentences into a good rhythm. The comments were extremely helpful and enlightening and as some said, it was a good lesson in writing. Thank you!

To see snippets from others who are participating or to sign up yourself, visit here. And this week’s other time travel snippets are: Ginger Simpson.

Thank you to everyone who comes by and comments each week! Have a great Sunday!

  1. Love the working title! For some reason I expected to read that the needle should stab Lady Byron in the back of her head. Maybe I’m just not as nice as your MC (whose name escapes me at the moment, I blame the cold medicine, though I completely remember Lord Hotstuff’s name).

  2. If the needle slipped we could hope for tetanus to finish Lady Byron off! LOL But we do need our nasty characters to give our stories color. She’s drawn very well in just these few lines. Great six.

  3. We definitely know what to think about Lady Byron–and she was a real person, such thoughts must often have occurred to those unfortunate enough to spend time with her. Not fun for them, but fun for us to read!

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