Friday, July 29, 2011

Untold Story #1 - Working Title

This is the first of my Untold Stories which I wrote back in the early 1990s and which I mentioned in an earlier post I would publish here. As yet none of them are complete so all are untitled. I shall refer to each as "Untold Story 1, 2, 3 etc - Working Title". All sections are taken from a little way into the stories. Just thought I'd put them out to you and see what happens!

"......It was a sweltering afternoon when the black Ford pulled up at the top of the long driveway leading to the house. A middle-aged woman, early sixties, stepped out onto the gravel path and slowly walked the remaining distance towards the grand entrance. Dressed entirely in black, the fine silk blouse and ankle-length skirt seemed almost in total contrast to the brightness of the warm July evening. Her thick yellowing hair was neatly brought together in braids across the top of her head.

Catching her breath from the exertion of climbing the several stone steps she lifted the heavy brass knocker and gave three loud resounding knocks. She waited. A sudden wind began to stir the leaves of a nearby oak. Following a short wait the wooden door opened to reveal a frail grey-haired gentleman.

"Good evening Sir" said the woman. "I believe this property is still for sale?"

"Yes, indeed it is Mam" replied the gentleman. "If you would care to step inside perhaps we could discuss the matter in more comfortable surroundings". His friendly tone almost suggested he was expecting her.

"Thank you" replied the woman. She stepped past the man and politely waited until he had indicated one of the rooms to the right of the hallway. It was a bright airy room with a large bay window which looked out onto the magnificant landscaped garden.

"My name is Isobella......."

© Ann Brien 2011

The above photograph is not the exact image of the story house, I just love sepia.

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  1. Nice start Ann. Look forward to the rest of the story.

  2. After reading your post i have a better understanding about this.Your post have the information that is helpful and very informative. I would like you to keep up the good work.You know how to make your post understandable for most of the people.Thumbs up and Thanks.

  3. Thank you Suzy for your nice comment. I hope at some stage to complete these stories and then decide what direction to take them in. I live in hope, lol! Take care and Cheers!

  4. Thank you so much Buy Essay Papers for your helpful comment. I enjoy writing although I'm sometimes not great at finishing my projects!Have a nice weekend. Cheers!

  5. Hi,
    Nice concept.. Really like it.. Thanks for sharing..

  6. Thanks so much Steve for your encouraging comment, very much appreciated. I'm looking forward to posting the other story sections, it feels so strange after having them lying in my room for the past 15-16 years! Take care and thank you again. Cheers!

  7. A very interesting start! I love it and looking forward to reading more. :) Are you going to publish it as a novel?

  8. Thank you Balqis! Your encouraging comment means a lot to me. I'm thinking maybe I will put a few stories together and hopefully publish them as a book of short stories. See how it goes! Take care, Cheers!

  9. Yeah , you should go on with the writing .

  10. Thank you Aswin. I need all the encouragement I can get! So, I've decided I will sit down soon and begin writing those few short stories. Thank you again and best wishes to you. Cheers!