Friday, January 27, 2012

Charley to Marlene: China



Hong Kong, July 1864
Mrs. Edwards, I have just arrived in China to secure silks for my work in Spain.  I may be here for some time as the civil war continues and my lack of fluency in the language hampers negotiations.  Msr. B may well be on his way to becoming the father of “Fashion Moderne”, but I tell you this not lightly – he has done it on the backs and talents of women with far more integrity than he possesses.  Msr. B is a cad with an appetite for the attractions of those above his station.  But I can confess to you that he is a fraud and a charlatan who has bought those attentions through means most nefarious!  Although I am but little known to you, I sense a kinship in you, and because of this I pray and urge you not to mention our acquaintance or the key to Msr. B.  Secure it safely, not on your person, but perhaps with your husband or a trusted friend.  Mrs. Edwards, you appear to be a woman of some talent and grace.  Do not be seduced by Msr. B’s promises for they will bear little fruit.  If you have any designs for fashion I urge you to spare your heart a great disappointment and secure any drawings or notes in a place of only your knowing.  Please for my own sake, place the key with them.  You should precede post haste!

-Charley





18 comments:

  1. Sounds like some danger coming up for your characters.

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  2. another beautiful card and a great story developing! M

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  3. Wonderful artwork (front snd back!) You've got me on the edge of my seat.

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  4. wonderful card, just beautiful and vintage looking. The story is unfolding very interestingly.

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  5. oh and sooo glad you are enjoying the challenge, it is turning out to be great fun.

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  6. Fabulous drawings and colour. Story is gaining momentum and not a little danger.

    Janet xx

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  7. Smashing postcard, such detail. The story is intriguing.
    Jen x

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  8. Great card. I wonder who is after the key?.

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  9. This card really could be from 1864! It's stained so wonderfully! ♥
    And the story? So mysterious and exciting and... Oh well, just have to wait at least another week to read the next chapter! :)

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  10. I love this developing storyline, and the postcard is like it was snatched from the past... wonderful :)

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  11. Oh great story !! Wonderful postcard.A xx

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  12. wonderful card intriguing story line...& one more thing love the coin stamp as part of the post mark. I must now go do the same with mine

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  13. I'd love to read about how you made your cards. They are so lovely, both the front and the backs.

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  14. What a beautiful card and there is so much emotion and intrigue in the story. WONDERFUL.

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  15. Both back and front are master pieces, well done I like it a lot!

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  16. Wow! I lov the antique feel to this postcard! And it looks really traditional. Like it really came from china. :)

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  17. So intricate and the storyline is getting serious. Your card "feels" like it has been on a journey. Vicki

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