Hysteria: The First Draft

WARNING: Rude metaphors ahead. This is the original introduction to the world of Victorian Mistress, completely unedited and not even checked for typos. I was asked about my self-editing method and the easiest way to explain it seemed to be to post an example of my unedited work to compare to an edited example. NOTE: … Continue reading Hysteria: The First Draft

The Dice Fall

WARNING: Contains violence. Bran finds his voice to tell us the end of the tale. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 (Bran) Three days. Three days Bran had been lying on the library floor staring at Charlotte. He couldn’t move. Richard had ordered him … Continue reading The Dice Fall

Throw of The Dice

WARNING: Contains violence. Charlotte and Richard finally meet. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 The house was silent and still. No children. No Bran. No-one. Just me. I lay on the chaise lounge in the library reading and listening to the grandfather clock tick-tock the … Continue reading Throw of The Dice

Goodbyes Are The Hardest

Charlotte sends the children away but Merry doesn't want to leave her. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill   London – 1842 Merry was crying. She was wrapped around my waist with her head pressed to my chest. It didn’t seem a few minutes ago she’d been … Continue reading Goodbyes Are The Hardest

Last Night

Bran is afraid. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 Bog standard criminals didn’t seem bothered that I was plotting against the architect of my husband’s despair so I still had to go out and dissuade them from bad behaviour. It was very inconsiderate of … Continue reading Last Night

Hammer and Chisel

Charlotte asks a favour of Josef. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 I found Josef in his workshop tapping away at a piece of wood with a chisel and hammer. He was shirtless, but that was to be expected. Josef took any opportunity to … Continue reading Hammer and Chisel

The Past is Fixed

Charlotte's got a plan and Bran isn't going to like it. We're counting down to the finale of Victorian Mistress for all the previous episodes see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 I propped myself up on my elbow to watch Bran sleep. He looked so peaceful. I touched his chest … Continue reading The Past is Fixed

Hello Hesitation

We're counting down to the finale of Victorian Mistress and Lot pays a visit to Father Brennan. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 Father Brennan walked down the aisle, knelt and crossed himself in front of the altar then turned and scowled at me. … Continue reading Hello Hesitation

Practice Run

WARNING: A little violence and some threat. Charlotte takes Bran out for a practice run. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 I stayed to the rooftops, following Bran’s progress on the streets below. This time I was supposed to be, not like the days … Continue reading Practice Run

Telling Tales

Freyja tells Charlotte a tale of a puppet master. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 Freyja was sat on the back of the Serpentine with a cream parasol on the ground beside her. She was wearing a deep red dress that went very nicely with … Continue reading Telling Tales