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Charmed, I'm Sure

"How very nice to meet you," said Elise, offering her hand to the well-heeled gentleman she had just been introduced to by her friend Marie. 

"Charmed, I'm sure," Alexander replied, responding with a light touch of his hand, quickly followed by a deep bow and a wide sweep of his hat.

A wide smile spread across his face as he resumed his formal stance and appraised the lovely beauty standing before him.  

Little did he know that Elise had been secretly spying on him in recent weeks, and had her mind set on winning his favor... and eventually his name and fortune.

She smiled back demurely, lightly fingering the silver charm that hung from a narrow ribbon around her neck, and realized that the old woman who gave it to her had been right, it clearly held the power to raise her status - and that of her penniless secret lover as well.

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I'm linking up with Lillie McFerrin's Five Sentence Fiction
where the writing prompt this week is "charmed"

12 comments:

  1. Ah, tricks of the trade. Be careful what you wish for.

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    1. Indeed McGuffy Ann! She may think she has the upper hand in this game, but it doesn't always work out like you plan!

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    1. Yes indeed, Val, she gives new meaning to "having designs on a man"! :-)

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  3. I love how you string words together and make us all smile. You're very, very good at it too.

    Have a terrific day my friend. Big hugs. :)

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    1. Thanks Sandee! You should try your hand at Five Sentence Fiction sometime, the brief format makes it fun and challenging... especially for me who is used to telling a simple story in about twenty paragraphs! ROFL

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  4. I enjoyed that Josie,she sounds a nasty piece of work though!

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    1. Yes indeed, Jess, clever perhaps, but certainly not very nice! I hope she gets what she has coming to her before she breaks that guy's heart!

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  5. Extra points for using the prompt in two different ways! This little cat-and-mouse game of hers cannot possibly end well -- for her. Fun piece.

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    1. Thanks Jayne, a tiny flash of inspiration on this one. :-) You are so right, at some point she is bound to get caught in her own game, and will likely end up without either man or the money. Deceit never pays, nor does trifling with someone's emotions!

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