50 Word Thursday #21 – A Dainty Hand

Debbie Whittam has set a challenge to write a poem or story in 50 words, or multiples of 50 up to a maximum of 250 words, inspired by a picture and include some particular lines.


Here is the story I wrote last week:


Here is this weeks picture.


Here are the words:

Which presumably made his hostess the lady of the manor.

Stephanie Laurens’ The Brazen Bride

Here is my story:


He saw the rocks and the sea and couldn’t resist jumping in. A sign said “Private Property” and he saw in the distance a large manor house, but this gave him no pause. He didn’t believe in the privileged classes and if he wanted to swim, he would.

Removing his outer garments, he ignored the fact that there was a rescue ring nailed to a post.

The moment he entered the waters he realised why. The hidden currents pulled him this way, then that and a strong wave bashed his head against a rock. He lost consciousness.

The next moment he was lying on a very comfortable bed, with a golden canopy above him. He was naked under the covers and the cotton sheets were softer than anything he’d ever had next to his skin.

A delicate, dainty hand held his.

He turned his head and saw the most beautiful creature he had ever seen. Her blond hair was piled elaborately on top of her perfectly formed head. Her satin robe glistened in the light of the fire and the candles in their silver candelabra. Money was clearly abundant in this house.

The door opened and a servant dressed in livery of red and gold with a powdered wig on his head came and whispered to the lady holding his hand, which presumably made his hostess the lady of the manor. He couldn’t hear what passed between them.

She got up and left and He closed his eyes and slept.


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 04/October/2018




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People are far too complicated to be able to describe in a few words so I am not even going to try.

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