The Charade – Part 4


I have continued the short story, I still have no idea where it’s going but I will add to it from time to time and hopefully we might have a bit of storytelling going on. If you would like to add to it or give the next part some direction, please feel free. I just thought we could have some fun with it. So what happens next?

The Charade – Part 4

She eventually calmed down, it always took her a while to recover from this dream, she never knew if it was a nightmare or a memory, but it always affected her in the same way. She would like to try to find her parents but she didn’t know anyone who would have known them or if she did they weren’t sharing any information with her. She hadn’t even been able to find out her given name.

She casually picked up the calling card and smiled, maybe she should forget trying to find out about her past and concentrate on her future, maybe a future with a gentleman. She knew she was leaping ahead too quickly but for the first time in a long time she was happy and she was determined to enjoy the feeling.

She left her room to go to see her boss, she needed to collect money from him that she had earned the previous evening. He never allowed her to keep tips he always wanted a share of them.

Carl waited patiently in the bookshop doorway, he was watching for her. He saw her emerge from a house that he knew was just rooms and not of a high quality either. She looked very different this morning, her clothes were old and tired, but she was wearing the most beautiful smile. Around her neck was a sparkling jewel the only thing about her that really sparkled.

He followed her …


10 thoughts on “The Charade – Part 4

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  2. Hey Steph, Namaste 🙂

    The story is warming up nicely, the mystery unfolding and deepening with each new line. If only Carl would look above her sparkling neckline and see her dazzling smile 🙂

    Namaste 🙂


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    • It’s interesting when someone else writes, it’s adds a new dimension. Then I have to try and bring it back. You’ll see what I mean as it unfolds. 😂 all chapters are on
      I think I’ve remembered that right…

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      • The link worked fine, thank you Steph: far easier to read, great stuff. I’ll indulge over the next few days and see what transpires.

        I shared writing four chapters of a short-story called ’42 seconds’ with a family relative whilst they were travelling overseas. It was meant to be a way of staying in touch but it quickly faded as distance and time got the better of the endeavour. Still, it was a hoot while it lasted.

        Goodnight sleep tight. Namaste 🙂


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      • Always difficult writing with more than one author. Different people, different ideas. I just thought it would be fun to have a go, even if we’recat it for the next couple of years on and off.
        Sleep well Zzzzzzzz…..

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      • Indeed, I also like that idea and think it could be very interesting: and the more who participate the better. I also like the idea of longevity in a post: like a river that runs continually without stopping until the day it arrives at the sea.

        I shall read and enjoy your wares and put the thinking cap on.

        Hoping your Thursday if full of laughter and smiles. Take care.

        Namaste 🙂


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