marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
marycatelli
marycatelli

a suite of servants

sometimes you really wish you had taken more notes. . .

Took up a story I had worked on before.  On the very first page I am discussing a prince's servants because, on the occasion of his seventh birthday, he's been move from the nursery, where all the sevants were women, to a suite of his own, and a new set of male servants.

Well, not completely new.  I had the queen decree, six months earlier, that it was folly to take on a governness for six months, and hire his tutor then.  And it's the tutor that features significantly in the future of the tale.

The rest are so much furniture.  But it would be best to know how many and what their titles are -- just to furnish some scenery -- and I remember trying to investigate and having difficulty finding it, but not what I did, actually, find.

And who knows?  they may grow in the telling.
Tags: local color, minor characters, world-building: aging and coming of age, world-building: royalty, world-building: servants
Subscribe

  • The May Magnificat

    May is Mary's month, and I Muse at that and wonder why: Her feasts follow reason, Dated due to season— Candlemas, Lady Day; But the Lady…

  • Sonnet 17

    Who will believe my verse in time to come, If it were fill'd with your most high deserts? Though yet Heaven knows it is but as a tomb Which hides…

  • astute observation

    About spring

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments