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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]