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Writing Prompt: A Lady With a Secret

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c246aee7fe0332e6886a526c3d80ff9bLet’s go on with our character studies: faces, expressions, stances, attitudes.
Clothes and accessories.
Can we build a story out of these details?

Here’s a photo of  Lillian Russell, taken in 1904 (probably).

I find her expression intriguing.

Is there a story, in that face?
But also in the way she’s standing, in the hand that holds the fan.

What’s going on?
What character is this?

You tell me your interpretation, maybe I’ll tell you mine.


Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

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