4 Months to Wed

Chapter 3 of 4 Months to Wed

“Fitzwilliam, I am glad you are here.” The normally effusive and cheerful Mr. Bingley was subdued. Mr. Darcy studied his friend for signs of recent illness but only saw tiredness, the kind that comes from unending bad news. “I am sorry for not coming sooner. I had to go to London to retrieve the post for Pemberley and only just read your letters.” He turned his head to view Miss Bingley approaching. He flattened his…

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4 Months to Wed

Chapter 2 of 4 Months to Wed

After a couple of days the post was no longer included with his basket of meals. Then there was no note from Georgiana. The next basket had a hurriedly penned note, the ink splotches were unlike Mrs. Reynolds, that his sister had fallen ill. He was sure that he did not even need to stay away anymore as he had not fallen ill, Mr. Darcy walked back to Pemberley finding the stable yard nearly deserted.…

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4 Months to Wed

Chapter 1 of 4 Months to Wed

When the first person fell to the ground, Mr. Darcy had just finished a solitary ride across the countryside that ended in Lambton. He had planned to stop at the pub and have a drink, one of his ways of knowing what was going on in his county. But when the second person sank, he turned his steed around and kicked him into a gallop towards Pemberley. He thought hard on the ride back to…

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Darcy Interrupted

Chapter 7 of Darcy Interrupted by Demi Monde (formerly Polluting the Halls of Pemberley)

Mr. Jameson had been surprised by Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s abrupt appearance at Pemberley, again. But he quickly recovered and rushed to stand in front of her. “Your Ladyship, Mr. Darcy is not available.” She had been glaring at the butler but now raised herself to her full height with an added chin raise. “Bring me to my nephew at once.” Mr. Jameson, already standing tall, pushed his shoulders back and added a chin tilt…

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Darcy Interrupted

Chapter 1 of Darcy Interrupted by Demi Monde

This will be a short steamy one! Elizabeth squeezed Mr. Darcy’s hand as they rounded the corner of the long drive and Pemberley finally came into view. She inhaled and squeezed his hand so hard that it must have hurt. The building, the estate was still stunning. Just as magnificent as the first time she had seen it with her aunt and uncle that fateful day. “Do you still approve?” She heard a note of…

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Mr. Darcy Goes to Brighton

Chapter 3 of Mr. Darcy Goes to Brighton

“I am quite impressed with the camp, Richard. It is much more orderly than I expected.” Mr. Darcy eyed the soldiers practicing reloading their Baker rifles as they walked past. The camp was loud with noise coming from every direction. How could anyone think with that continued noise? Col. Fitzwilliam gave him a sardonic look. “You expected it to be dirty and messy did you not?” Mr. Darcy glanced his cousin with a raised eyebrow.…

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Mr. Darcy Goes to Brighton

Chapter 2 of Mr. Darcy Goes to Brighton

Mr. Darcy took a drink of his hot coffee but paused in the act of setting the cup back down on the table due to the knock at the door.  His valet, Mr. Bannerman answered it. “Hello Mr. Bannerman, have you thrown my cousin out of bed yet?” His valet turned down his lips and looked at Mr. Darcy who nodded his head.  Mr. Bannerman opened the door and stepped aside, letting Col. Fitzwilliam, who…

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Mr. Darcy Goes to Brighton

Chapter 1 of Mr. Darcy Goes to Brighton

Welcome to my latest story. This is a novella and part of the Brighton Challenge that a few of us JAFF authors put together. We’re all writing JAFF novellas with Brighton as the setting. It has been fun to hear of all the different ideas we’ve all come up with!  I plan to publish this in mid or late June. Mr. Darcy breathed in the salty, fresh air and sighed. He relaxed against the carriage…

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Chapters of Mr. Darcy is Diverted

Chapter 3 of Mr. Darcy is Diverted by Demi Monde

I have been working on my characterization and feelings. Let me know what you think! “If only that man had not asked you to dance, you would have had two sets free to dance with one of the officers,” cried Mrs. Bennet. “I do not know why Mr. Bingley is friends with such an unfriendly man. What were you discussing during your dance, Lizzy? I could not imagine he had anything nice to say.” As…

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Chapters of The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet

Chapter 1 of The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet

Elizabeth Bennet stood in front of Netherfield Park and waited for the Bennets’ carriage to pull around. She was quite sure that Mrs. Bennet had arranged for their carriage to come last, which did not make the Bingleys any fonder of the Bennets. Elizabeth had a first-hand view of how much some Bingleys wanted them to leave. Mr. Bingley was still talking to Jane, completely oblivious to Caroline Bingley, Mrs. Louisa Hurst, and Mr. Hurst…

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