Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Late Summer Confrontation

~The Setting~ 
A Tea House Folly on an estate in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

~Those involved~ 

Sophia, a Philadelphia Heiress, orphaned at a young age.
She has brought her Aunt Elvira, as chaperone, to a picnic hosted  by a young gentleman, whose company she has enjoyed while visiting 
her Boston relatives.

 Aunt Elvira, one of Sophia's custodians until she comes into her fortune,
with her constant companion Tibby.
Against her better judgement, she has allowed Sophia an unsupervised 
visit with their Boston cousins.

Cecil, only son of a wealthy old New England family,
on whose estate the ensuing drama takes place.
 In just a few weeks time since meeting Sophia through friends in Boston ~ 
he has fallen in love with her. 
He has planned a picnic in the Oriental tea house on his family's estate,
 with hopes of asking her guardians for her hand in marriage.

Elvira, with great trepidation, and unaware of who their host may be, 
uncharacteristically has accepted the invitation. 
Once introduced ~ she is aghast! 
How could she have forgotten whose family lived in this vicinity!

While trying to regain her composure ~ she is further assaulted with a horrid development. A proclamation of intentions is made.

    She musters all her remaining strength, and says with a 
steady but faltering voice 
"Young man ~ call for our carriage immediately!" 

"Sophia, we are returning to Philadelphia this instant!" 

How will she explain things to poor dear Sophia?


  1. Ooh! A little drama--love it! xo Jennifer

  2. lovely piece looks like an old movie.

  3. Great teahouse --BIG drama! Aunt Elvira is right to question the credentials of Cecil. Her young ward's reputation is at stake!

  4. Thank you all, I finally had some time to finish this and move on to another project-
    I promise the plot will thicken!

  5. Enhorabuena es una fantastica escena.
    besitos ascension

    1. Thank you, Ascension, I hope to have a new post soon.

  6. Stand up for yourself Sophia! At least test the waters you are at the sea! CM

    1. Just wait-Sophia's life will take a very unexpected path!
      Thanks for the comment.

  7. Meravigliose miniature!!! Sono un sogno!!! Mi piace il tuo blog!!! Sono una tua nuova amica!!!
    Passa a trovarmi se ti va!!!
    Un bacio

    1. Elvira, thank you for following the blog. I am sure you are nothing like
      the Elvira of my story!

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    1. Thank you Dave, your work is also quite impressive-
      I was glad to come across your site.