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Navessa By Navessa Updated Mar 18

The higher you rise, the further you may fall...

Katherine, the Duchess of Hampshire, is a liar. Her marriage is one of convenience. Of necessity. But it's becoming increasingly difficult to remind herself of this when she's in the company of her enigmatic husband John and his lover, an artist by the name of Henry Fletcher.
Everything changes between the three of them after an otherwise uneventful evening. Words once left unsaid are spoken, repressed feelings can no longer be contained, and with just a few fevered whispers, their futures are forever altered. 

But there is a darkness drawing closer to them, and just when they think they have a chance at true happiness, it's snatched from their fingers by an unseen enemy.

Regarding the use of the word seditious, I don't think it's being used in the correct context here. While I'm totally down with her screams of labor inciting people to rebel against the state, I don't think that's the direction you're taking with this story. :P
Navessa Navessa Mar 02
Thank you! I'm all about the those openers that really grab you.
I'm confused. Why would she expect her mother to be with another child while giving birth? Or do you mean the nursemaid has gone to the mother's bedside, because it's not particularly clear.
I know it's historical, but I think "lied" is needlessly archaic, and "lay" would sound better. I love you writing so far!
This is such a great description! You really capture the visceral horror of the situation.
This whole section is incredible, how you linked the dead fox story to the dead mother. I'm so jealous of how you write. :D