Go to the website here and there are links to click that will whizz you all around the world to read bits of stories from gritty sci fi, dystopian future, spine chilling horror and lots of romance/erotica! Something to suit every taste.
My six this week come from early on in my current short story, 'Heirs and Graces'. Edward has arranged to be summoned by his father to deal with a family matter of no small inconvenience:
"Your brother has got some woman in trouble, and now she's angling for hush-money." The Duke seemed no keener than Edward had been on simply sweeping the whole matter aside with a little trip to Harley Street for Consolata and her almost-baby.
"I suppose you need me to act as a go-between?" He'd calculated how much it would cost to set up mother and child in the Americas, or back in Italy if she preferred, and to provide a suitable allowance for them both until the child turned eighteen. A sizeable sum, but he was happy to take his handling fee in property. One of the London houses, or perhaps a pair.
Hopefully this will give me extra writing momentum in months when there's no picowrimo.