‘On the Other Side of the Mask’ Snippet

As promised, here’s another snippet from ‘On the Other Side of the Mask’, for Saturday’s #Rainbow Snippets. I pick up right where I left off on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Affection had no place in court, or in church, unless it was given to the Goddess. “The only thing, which belongs to you is your name.” She rose from her seat, the judgment of heaven resting upon her powdered head. “What name will you choose?”

The first boy, a sleek, dark haired lad, with bluish veins standing out from his small hands, raised his head with the pride of an aristocrat.

“Byron, Your Honor,” he said, in a clear, ringing voice, which carried throughout the room.


7 thoughts on “‘On the Other Side of the Mask’ Snippet

    1. Aww, thank you! I love it, when people enjoy my descriptions, because I’ve struggled for years to improve them! I’m delighted that you love Byron’s spunk! Taking on the name of one who was ‘mad, bad, and dangerous to know’ requires a measure of spunk! 🙂

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  1. Aww, thank you! Part of this was inspired by my great desire to pair Lord Byron and Shelley up, no disrespect intended to Mary. 🙂 I was also inspired by the amazing roleplaying game core book of ‘Changeling the Lost’, as well as Sarah Monette’s brilliant story, ‘Katabasis: Seraphic Trains’. All of this, plus a submission challenge, began to play on my imagination, bringing together the elements of this story. Plus all of the Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, and Algernon Blackwood I’ve read. 🙂 A friend helped prod all this along by posting the ‘Carnival of Rust’ music video. 🙂


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