A Novel Romance #FridayFictioneers

Photo credit @Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields

If you missed the story of Mr. Edwards and his stumble into a new century you can read about him here. For more entertaining flash fiction please follow the link to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, the weekly host of Friday Fictioneers.

Genre: Novel Time Travel
A Novel Romance
by Tracey Delaplain

Mr. Edwards, having recently jumped to the conclusion that life outside of his novel would be more rewarding than living within its confines, had miscalculated the consequences of empty pockets and limited word resources in this new century. Putting himself at considerable risk of literary derision, he re-entered his birth novel at a new location.

The boarding house in chapter 13, which was owned by the voluptuous Widow Fanny, was a perfect venue for a novel romance. Having interrupted the word flow, Mr. Edwards felt certain that the author would see the merits of re-writing the dusty old novel to include the 10,000 word life that Mr. Edwards rightfully deserved.

38 Comments Add yours

  1. Dear Tracey,

    This is not only imaginative, inventive and clever, it’s also mind-boggling. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    PS It’s ‘Wisoff’ no ‘e’ although I had a teacher in junior high who referred to me as Wise-off.

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    1. Thank you. I love to boggle. I corrected the spelling Wise Woman.
      Be well,
      Tracey

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  2. I’m getting Dickensian and Regency eras here. Great contemporary rhythm to the language.

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    1. Thanks Patrick. I think you’re right about Mr. Edwards.

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  3. Sandra says:

    Very imaginative take on the prompt, loved the ‘voice’.

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    1. 100 words didn’t give him much depth but I’m glad I gave him a “voice”. He deserves that much.

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  4. micklively says:

    “Widow Fanny” is inspired!

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    1. I thought so. 🙂 Thanks Mick.

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  5. This is great – really different.

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  6. gahlearner says:

    I remember Mr. Edwards and it’s great to read about him again. Great story, if only we could wander through the pages of our books at will.

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    1. Poor Mr. Edwards. Do you think he’ll get his 10,000 word life?

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      1. gahlearner says:

        🙂 I hope he’ll tell us in one of your future flash fics.

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      2. I’m sure we’ll hear about it. He is long suffering and wants us to know about it.

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  7. ceayr says:

    Whatever you put in your coffee, I want some of it.
    Hilarious and spaced out.

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    1. Awe, You’re so kind. Just caffeine. Traveling in and out of novels makes perfect sense to me.

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  8. rgayer55 says:

    I wonder what Widow Fanny thought he deserved? Naughty boy.

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    1. We shall see. That may be his sequel or his reality show.

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  9. I agree, 10,000 words is not too much to ask.

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  10. Jan Brown says:

    Very interesting! Don’t you love how the characters so often control the writer? 😀😀😀

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    1. Yes, my characters are always telling me, “No, that’s not how it happened.” ha ha

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  11. draliman says:

    Very good and highly imaginative. I’m loving Mr Edwards and his adventures!

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    1. Ali,
      You never know where he may show up next, now that’s he’s had a trip out of his birth novel.
      🙂

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  12. Amy Reese says:

    Really different and imaginative, Tracey. He deserves that 10,000 word count at the very least. And, hopefully, he’ll get the girl, too. Well done.

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  13. mjlstories says:

    Loved Mr Edwards the first time around – lovely to see him back. I am trying to think of a work where the characters rebel (plenty where the author intrudes) but I can’t. Lots of great potential here Tracey!

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  14. Dee says:

    Very imaginative take on the prompt Tracey and i just love the voice. Wonder where he will turn up next?

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  15. erinleary says:

    Reminds me a bit of the Thursday Next books – book characters moving through time and through other books. Very clever.

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    1. I hope Jasper doesn’t mind. Thank you for the compliment, those books are fun.

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  16. Fluid, piquant and trippy.
    and deservedly so….
    😉 Randy

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    1. Glad I could trip you Randy. Thanks

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  17. Margaret says:

    Wonderfully quirky and most entertaining. I’m sure the plot can only be enhanced by Mr Edwards little jumps. It’ll keep readers on their toes.

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    1. Thank you Margaret,
      It’s fun to write a character that isn’t satisfied with 100 words.
      Tracey

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  18. wildbilbo says:

    I’d forgotten about Mr Edwards – nice to see him again, starring in yet another century of words. 10,000 words is a quite modest goal I would have thought – a long short story? Novella? I wish him well.

    Great work, the concept of the character living within the book and aware of the words etc is very creative.

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    1. Thanks KT. He really doesn’t ask for much – 10,000 and the girl of his dreams.

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  19. Bodhirose says:

    What an inspired idea…so creative to have a character in a story be able to leave the confines of the book and explore elsewhere…genius! And delightful too.
    Gayle ~

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    1. Thanks for following the grade crumbs. I love Mr. Edwards.

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      1. Bodhirose says:

        He’s a very likable character…what’s not to like!

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