Friday, February 17, 2012

Postcard Challenge Week 07

In week 7, Melinda is traveling from Cardiff to Newport along the coast of Wales touring as many castles as she can. She wants to begin her new novel this month if at all possible. She met with her editor and turned over the last one. Her editor seemed pleased with it and asked if Melinda could have the next one done by the end of Summer. They wanted to publish in November - in time for the Holidays!

She wonders if she should try for a Holiday theme. Have the story take place during that lovely, wonderful time of year! A castle in the snow - just think of it! Knights and Ladies, romantic horseback rides and perhaps getting caught in a snow storm....

She is riding a passenger train out of Cardiff, heading to Chepstow Castle. She has been to Castell Coch (Red Castle), to Cardiff Castle and a few others along the way. There just might be time for shopping in Bristol after Chepstow. Celia had told her of this little shoppe she found last year. It sounded perfect!

She remembers that she just picked up the forwarded mail, reaches into her bag for the package and is pleased to see a postcard from Connor! She will save it to read with her afternoon tea. As the train pulls into the station, she begins to look for her ride to the castle and spies a few cabs parked awaiting patrons.

This was it! THE castle she'd been looking for! And look at that - it was starting to snow! Melinda knew she had the start of her novel beginning to brew in her head. The snow did stop but it was lovely while it lasted and it did spur her imagination.

Catching another cab back to the train station she was determined to have tea in Bristol since it was earlier than she had thought and then shop. It was a productive ride - the beginning of her story was ready to be brought to life.

 Outside the dress shoppe, she stopped for some roasted nuts at a cart and smiled at a nice man who helped her when she dropped some of her packages. She got a funny feeling she'd seen him somewhere before but that was silly. She'd never been to Bristol before today.

12 comments:

Darcy said...

I adore the thought of her story, a castle in the snow, knights of old...ahhh so romantic..

gottahavemoxie said...

Oh I really love her story idea, I love romances. Beautiful castle!

Katie said...

Great acstle and story! And, where did you get the stamp!! wow! love it!

Lulabelle said...

Loving your story! Can't beat a good romance!

miniroses said...

love the card and the story bren

Jen said...

Very picturesque postcard. Like your story.
Jen x

Janet said...

Super story and a lovely chocolate box castle!

Janet xx

Sandra Hoogland said...

Ah, and just like that you have 7 readers waiting for this novel under the tree this year! ;)
Love the castle, it will be gorgeous in the snow! ♥

Jamie Lynn said...

it's a wonderful view!

Cynthia said...

sounds like a great story in the making as is yours. wonderful distant scene of a castle and beautiful flowers on the railing

Gina said...

Fabulous back story, your going to end up writing that novel yourself :D. Gorgeous choice of castle :D XXX

margaret said...

Really pretty card, love the hint of colour! I'm enjoying your lovely story unfold! M