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Group Story: Bride

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Margaret
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Group Story: Bride

Postby Margaret » Sun June 28th, 2009, 4:55 pm

The bride wore black, for she was still in mourning, but a glance was sufficient to reveal her purpose in marrying. The groom ...
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robinbird79
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Location: Georgia

Postby robinbird79 » Sun June 28th, 2009, 7:53 pm

...wore a smug expression that showed he didn't care who he married, so long as she came with a lot of land and money. This was quite a good catch for a man with his...

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Kveto from Prague
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Location: Prague, Bohemia

Postby Kveto from Prague » Sun June 28th, 2009, 8:32 pm

...crippling and very visible disfigurement. He carried it like a badge of honour, for never would he forget the day he lost his....

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Ken
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Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

Postby Ken » Sun June 28th, 2009, 8:40 pm

....pedigree. From a poor and seedy background, his one attribute was to be extraordinarily good-looking, a fact which, in itself, the priest thought, explained the rapturous look his wife-to-be was giving him. The priest stuttered over the ceremonial marital questions, a feeling growing within him that all was not ...........

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Ken
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Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

Postby Ken » Sun June 28th, 2009, 8:42 pm

"keny from prague" wrote:...crippling and very visible disfigurement. He carried it like a badge of honour, for never would he forget the day he lost his....


OOps! I posted mine at the exact time Keny posted his! Take your pick!

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Leyland
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Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Sun June 28th, 2009, 9:24 pm

(from Keny) ... best comrade-in-arms in an agonizing death on the dueling field under the sword of the very man his bride now grieved for and who had caused his own disfigurment in a treachorous turn by ....
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Margaret
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Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
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Postby Margaret » Wed July 1st, 2009, 6:27 pm

It was unusual, Brother Amalric thought, watching the trio, for a bride to give such adoring glances to a man with such an appalling disfigurement. The duelling sword had sliced through young Roderic's left eyebrow, barely missing his eye, and carved a deep furrow into his cheek. Nor had the wound healed well. It remained red and inflamed and would, Amalric was sure, leave a prominent scar even when completely healed. It was unusual, further, for a bride of such aristocratic background not to resent the grasping designs of an unpedigreed upstart like Roderic (however promising his beginning in life), who was so obviously uninterested in her person. It was even more unusual for a priest to glower so over a couple before the altar. But ignorant as Amalric was about the motives that had driven this couple together, he knew one extraoardinary detail that he did not believe either the priest or anyone else in the world, saving perhaps the bride and groom themselves, was aware.
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Kveto from Prague
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Postby Kveto from Prague » Thu August 20th, 2009, 6:10 pm

Though the bride wore black, she was not truly a widow. Her husband....

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Thu August 20th, 2009, 9:12 pm

was still alive, fighting to regain his freedom and his memory in the far-off land of...

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Margaret
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Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
Contact:

Postby Margaret » Thu August 20th, 2009, 11:02 pm

the Crimea, where he had been left for dead on the battlefield.
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