Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is Guard. [More info]

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~ Scott R. Rezer ~
From my current WIP, The Gambit Queen: Book Three of the Magdalen Cycle (historical fantasy)…
Stephanie stood and caught her by the arm on a return pass across the carpet. “Isabella, it will do no good to keep pacing,” she said, her voice calm but pleading. “Your mother will come when she comes. You will not hasten her by wearing a path in the carpet.”
Isabella shot her a dark, dagger-sharp glance. “She has no right to keep me here against my will and under guard.”
“You are not a prisoner.”
“Really?” she sneered, tossing her gaze over her shoulder toward the door of the tent. “Those two serjeants are not there to watch the weather.”