A Story in Pictures

THIS coat. He was out walking. That’s all. A little moody and sad because his favorite uncle died about a year ago and left him dukedom and loads of money. But never mind that. It’s cold and he’s out walking.

Regency Gentleman in a sexy coat, boots, has walking stick. Seem from profile.
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Now THERE’S a goddamned coat. That’s what everyone is thinking as he walks past them, feeling maybe a little sad and lonely. He just CANNOT MEET the woman for him. And then he sees a lady wearing this gown:

A Regency silvery bronze gown with little gold decorations. Coronation dress of Queen Frederica, 1800
:::double take::::

And he’s all, WHO THE HELL IS THAT??? Mine eyes bedazzle.

Unbeknownst to him, she sometimes dresses like this.

 

Pirate outfit of dubious accuracy.

Which she does because a girl’s gotta pay for gorgeous gowns, am I right? The next day, she’s out walking with two of her good friends and she’s kind of jealous of Jenny’s gray shawl and wondering why Betty looks so concerned. She’s wearing a blue cap that’s tots awesome and telling her buds all about how she saw this super hot guy the other day.

Three Regency ladies walking close together. All very stylish and chatty looking.
I’m telling you, he was hot!

But they’re going to a party in the country and so her heart will be sad forever. But at the party, the men go hunting, and OMG!!!

 

A gentleman's hunting costume with red coat white breeches and top boots.
Boots. Dude boots.

It’s him!

And he sees her:

Regency lady seen from the back, on a black horse. She's totally spiffy looking.
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And then, later that night they are both wandering the house and:

"The Kiss" by G. Baldry they are kissing.
True Love?

And then… ??

Finish the story in the comments.

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About carolyn

Carolyn Jewel was born on a moonless night. That darkness was seared into her soul and she became an award winning and USA Today bestselling author of historical and paranormal romance. She has a very dusty car and a Master’s degree in English that proves useful at the oddest times. An avid fan of fine chocolate, finer heroines, Bollywood films, and heroism in all forms, she has two cats and a dog. Also a son. One of the cats is his.

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2 Responses to A Story in Pictures

  1. Susan in AZ says:

    And then his Mother finds them.

  2. Dana says:

    (I would totally buy a comic book based on Regency fashion plates.)

    “Mother! Miss __ was just, ahhh, searching for her parasol–”

    The young woman hastily rearranges her clothing and flees the room.

    “Nonsense! Come back here, miss! I have another objection…”

    https://janeaustensworld.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/800px-1807-pseudo1740_fashion-contrast_bombazine-pun.jpg

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