19/100 Days of Creativity: A Devotion of the Heart

Dear Miss Austen,

I impress upon you the restoration of my good character. My circumstances dictate my silence but I cannot allow you to falsely represent me.

…it fell to Anne’s lot to be placed rather apart with Captain Benwick; and a very good impulse of her nature obliged her to begin an acquaintance with him. He was shy, and disposed to abstraction; but the engaging mildness of her countenance, and gentleness of her manners, soon had their effect; and Anne was well repaid the first trouble of exertion. 

I detest the company of Miss Elliot and implore you to find someone else for her to cling to.

Yours truly,
Captain James Benwick
Lydiard millicent


For 100 consecutive days I will write and post a short story (about 100 words) incorporating a randomly selected word from Afterliff: A new dictionary of things there should be words for.

Today’s word:
lydiard millicent n.
In the novels of Jane Austen, any character who is mentioned but has no dialogue.

Tomorrow’s word:
putton n.
A pointless button, such as the two or three on each cuff of a man’s suit jacket.