Am I Missing Something?

Charlotte learns a secret. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page and now Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1840 Mary was staring up at Josef with her mouth open while Merry hid behind Bran’s legs and sucking Patches’ ear. Millie was out with Mrs Stapleton doing whatever it was they did when … Continue reading Am I Missing Something?

The Fall

Lot learns why climbing drainpipes is dangerous. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page. London – 1840 I stared at the page of figures in front of me and tapped my pencil against the reading table. The incomings exceeded the outgoings which was all good and well but despite what Father … Continue reading The Fall

Week of The Serial

For my final pre-Christmas posts my monkeys have been working over time to bring six days of the weekly serial, Victorian Mistress. If you missed Charlotte's previous adventures the full list is on the Weekly Serial page. Monday - Things That Follow, Charlotte faces the door in her mind. Tuesday - Monsters in The Dark, … Continue reading Week of The Serial

Taking Aim

Let's pretend I didn't write the wrong title on the schedule. WARNING: Rudeness and bad language. Lot finds herself increasingly frustrated. Missed Charlotte's previous adventures? Find the full chronological list on the Weekly Serial page. London – 1839 Sitting in bed with my head against Bran’s shoulder and my hand resting on his thigh I … Continue reading Taking Aim

A Small Party?

WARNING: A bit of euphemism, what's happening? Charlotte and Bran go to Josef's party, Charlotte teaches Josef a lesson and we learn about Bran's past. Miss the rest of Charlotte's adventures? Try the Weekly Serial page for the full list. London – 1839 Unsurprisingly Josef’s ‘small party’ was a party of three. I had to … Continue reading A Small Party?

Mortification

WARNING: References to self-harm. Charlotte and Bran receive an invitation and Charlotte finds herself increasingly confused. Missed Charlotte's previous adventures? Find the complete list on the Weekly Serial page. London – 1839 Bran was standing, naked, by the bedroom mirror with his shirt in his hands as if he’d caught sight of his reflection and … Continue reading Mortification

The Thieves’ Road

Charlotte makes a new acquaintance. Missed Charlotte's previous adventures? They're all available on the Weekly Serial page. London – 1839 While Father Brennan considered my offer I decided to return to working out what Bran was hiding and what had kept him away so long. The timing suggested it involved Griffin, a vampire I’d killed … Continue reading The Thieves’ Road

The Devil You Deal With

WARNING: No warning... Surprise! Charlotte has a proposition for Father Brennan. Missed Charlotte's previous adventures? The full list is available on the Weekly Serial page. London – 1839 I was standing at the altar rail looking at the heavy silver candlesticks, contemplating what good cudgels they’d make, when Father Brennan came through the door and … Continue reading The Devil You Deal With

Simple Things

WARNING: Smutty jokes ahead. It's the closing story of 1838 and is this emotion Charlotte sees before her? Missed Charlotte's previous adventures? See the Weekly Serial page for the complete list. After four days of patient waiting for Bran my well of patience ran dry. It was a week later when I came back to … Continue reading Simple Things

The Vampire Blogs

On the subject of protagonists sometimes abandoned ideas have a tendency to crop up again and here's one of mine originally written as a satire on the vampire genre. A four-foot-eleven redheaded protagonist with questionable morality... Where have I seen that before? Entry One Apparently familiarity breeds contempt. Probably why if Eph quotes one more … Continue reading The Vampire Blogs