Thursday, May 05, 2016

Writing to a prompt: Fiction

She began now to comprehend that he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her. His understanding and temper, though unlike her own, would have answered all her wishes. It was an union that must have been to the advantage of both; by her ease and liveliness, his mind might have been softened, his manners improved, and from his judgement, information, and knowledge of the world, she must have received benefit of greater importance. (Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. 28 January 1813. T. Egerton, Whitehall. Pg. 189.)

Writing Prompt: “She began now to comprehend that he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her.”

She could not help but wonder what his thoughts might be about her. Did he feel the same? She quickly glanced at him standing across the room. He had been looking at her until their eyes met and he turned his away. She felt her face get warm and smiled to herself. He was looking at me, she thought. But why? Maybe he finds me odd or annoying.

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