Let’s have some witty dialogue today. I invite you to post your excerpt of 500 words or less, as well as your buy links or social media links.
Here is mine from the Temptation of Lady Serena.
Soon they were stopped again, this time by Mr. Ned Carver, a long-time friend of Phoebe’s, who asked for an introduction.
He bowed. “Lady Serena, I would be most honored if you would walk with me.”
Phoebe fixed him with a jaundiced look. “Ned, do look around. Do you see a groom hidden anywhere on this phaeton? Lady Serena cannot walk with you alone. It wouldn’t be proper, and I can’t leave my horses. If you wish to stroll with her, you will have to arrange to do so when she is not driving with me.”
“Lady Evesham,” Mr. Carver exclaimed in frustration, “what has Evesham been doing to make you act like an archwife?”
Phoebe gasped. “Oh! I am not a virago, and I am very happy with Marcus. You know the proprieties as well as I. Go to St. Eth House and do the pretty. You may console yourself with the knowledge that no one else will be able to walk with her to-day either.”
Mr. Carver lost his place to Lord Huntley, who also demanded an introduction. The ladies were stopped so often that it took an hour to travel the short distance between the Park and St. Eth House.
Serena fought her laughter as Phoebe made more pithy comments to the gentlemen wishing to stroll with her.