I couldn’t allow my family to show me up this week. And besides it was such a great picture prompt to work with. So here is my offering for this week’s Friday Fictioneers. As always, rules can be found at the online home of our host Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week’s picture is by Kent Bonham, and is apparently from Barcelona, although that is not where I go in my story. To read this week’s other stories, all you need to do is click on the Linx creature below my story.
Come To The Masquerade
Isabel’s heart fluttered along with her fan as she concealed her face. This masquerade was her first visit to Verona – in this time or any other.
What an experience to have to wait on the sidelines, with down-turned eyes, hoping to be noticed by one of the white-gloved gentlemen. She hoped the volta she had been practising wouldn’t give her away.
None of the guests knew how Isabel and her classmates had arrived. She felt the displacer humming below her layers of petticoats. Next her ‘History of Women’s Rights’ class would visit the servants quarters. A whole new learning experience.