‘That Dress’ – a new tale from Tallis Steelyard

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Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard.

It was only by chance that I was present at the Ball when the daughters of the House Senton were introduced to society. House Senton is a family of the old aristocracy, they were here before Port Naain was built, and they do things differently, please themselves, and largely care little about what the city thinks of them. But it was at this ball where I was introduced to the Lady Senton in her full regalia.

To an extent I was invited by accident. I knew old Viper Senton well enough and whilst he’s hardly a patron of the arts, he and I would occasionally meet at some of the leading society occasions. He had been dragooned into going because his wife felt he ought to ‘get out more’ and ‘mix with the right sort of people’. Thus he was bored. I tended to attend them without bothering the hosts for an invitation because they’re excellent venues for meeting people who might well consider becoming one of the patrons of the leading poet of his generation.

On one occasion I discovered that burly footmen were closing in on me and that I was inevitably going to be unceremoniously ejected. (I cannot abide that, I feel that if you are to be ejected, there ought to be a certain formality, a degree of ceremony, concomitant upon the fact that with my leaving, the event declines from being one where literary culture abounds, to a collection of clods discussing the marital prospects of the offspring of bankers, actuaries and local political luminaries.)

But as I was saying, I was about to be ejected…

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Source: ‘That Dress’ – Tallis Steelyard

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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2 Responses to ‘That Dress’ – a new tale from Tallis Steelyard

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben says:

    Heavens! I would have that look on my face if I were to be wrapped in a carpet showroom… lol

    Like

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