Saturday, May 18, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors----Let's Spend Some Time With Mrs. Bennet


I dropped the ball by not including a snippet from Mrs. Bennet last week in honor of Mother's Day, but don't worry, she's here this week! 
This bit is from Betrothed To Mr. Darcy. Mrs. Bennet and Kitty are watching the arrival of the Darcys and Colonel Fitzwilliam from an upstairs window of Longbourn. 



“Mama, he is a younger son. He will never inherit his father’s title.” Kitty admired herself in a full-length mirror. “What is the point if he will never be an Earl?”

“He is an officer. A colonel! And what’s more,” Mrs. Bennet pulled Kitty away from the looking glass to tuck a piece of her daughter’s errant hair back into place, “you don’t know but that his older brother might be in poor health or could meet with a horrible accident.”

“Mama,” Kitty was all amazement, “what a thing to say!”

“Oh fiddlesticks! It’s not as though I said that I wished he would die. I simply mentioned the possibility. ” 



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24 comments:

  1. I laughed! This is a great piece, it is faithful to both characters.

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    1. Mrs. Bennet is so much fun to write. I don't think I'd want to live with her, but a little visit here and there is lots of fun. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you! Just what I was going for.

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  3. Oh dear! Mrs. Bennet can be such a trial to her daughters!

    Well done, Violet. :o)

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  4. I love this. Very funny and I think you've captured Mrs. Bennet's character perfectly.

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    1. What a nice compliment. Thank you. It is challenging to take such well known characters and try to stay true to them.

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  5. Love the use of fiddlesticks. LOL
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    1. Thank you. Maybe it will make a comeback in place of more colorful expletives. :)

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  6. Great snippet! I admit I actually chuckled aloud at the end!

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    1. Is there any finer compliment than that? :)

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  7. Ah yes, somehow I'm sure Mrs. Bennett is always considering the possibilities! Excellent excerpt!

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    1. There are some, and I am leaning that way, who think that Mrs. Bennet was actually a better parent because she was more realistic than Mr. Bennet when it came to their daughters' futures. What do you think?

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  8. Delightful and comical. A mother's wish with a touch of evil. Good writing and a delicious eight.

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    1. Delicious---what a nice compliment. Thank you!

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  9. LOL Mrs Bennet is a trip. I had to laugh at her with this.

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    1. Glad I could give you a chuckle today. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. This sounds just like Mrs. Bennet as I remember her from P&P, and I love the picture too. Good snippet!

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad I was able to do justice to Mrs. Bennet.

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  11. Mrs. Bennet is so terrible, isn't she?
    She would run straight at the wall to reach her goal. :)

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    1. That's a great description of her. She's determined, even when there's no good reason to be other than her own hopes.

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  12. "Oh fiddlesticks!" lol, Nice! I haven't heard that in years. Great excerpt. You've written a perfect bit of dialogue. :-)

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    1. Thank you! What a kind thing to say. Come back this Sunday...for more with Mrs. Bennet!

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