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Behind The Door


We walked up and down the street several times – Anna and I, wondering if she was indeed staying in that house.

“Shall we knock to check if she’s inside?” I asked.

“There’s no other way to find out,” Anna said.

“I wonder what she’ll look like. She must be ancient,” I declared.

Anna gave me  a how-could-you look at my irreverent tone. This was the women we both revered and I was calling her ‘ancient’. But that was the truth and I am not known to couch it with euphemisms.

“Do you think she’ll tell us all about him?” I asked, blushing furiously.

“Oh, you silly girl,” scolded Anna. “Don’t you remember he’s married to Elizabeth already?”

“Ah! But there’s no harm in getting more information, is there?” I countered.

“Stop dreaming and knock on that door!” Anna yelled.

So I knocked hesitantly. There was no answer. I put my ear against the door and heard voices. She was not alone. I heard a male voice too. Now, I was really curious and knocked harder.

The door opened and there he stood, looking just the way she had described – tall and handsome. “Yes?” he asked, in the haughty tone he was famous for.

I was tongue-tied. I turned to Anna. “Mr Darcy…err…we heard that Ms Austen was visiting Mexico,” said Anna.

Still in shock, I heard a loud ringing in my ear. Then I felt someone nudging me, “Your alarm just went off, sweetheart,” said my husband.


In case it’s not obvious to you already I am a Jane Austen fan and of course Mr Darcy has to be one of my favorite male characters!

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This post is in response to Write Tribe Prompt #2

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  1. Latha Latha May 24, 2013

    LOL….I liked the punch in the last line…I love Jane Austin too 🙂

  2. Brenda Brenda May 23, 2013

    I love seeing you stretch your writer’s wings. I am probably the only woman in the world not yet a Darcy fan, but there is hope for me yet. I confess to being more of a Bronte woman, myself.

  3. Meghna Meghna May 22, 2013

    Such an interesting dream. Would have loved to be in one. I too am a huge fan of Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice, to an extent that I have read the book 5 times! 😀 Your articles are always a pleasant reading experience. Keep inspiring!

  4. Bhavya Bhavya May 22, 2013

    I’d rather dream of Rhett Butler 😉 😀

  5. Galen Pearl Galen Pearl May 22, 2013

    The original romance novels!! Loved your dream. Why do we always wake up too soon?!

  6. raja raja May 22, 2013

    Ha ha. So you were rudely jolted out of your dream by the stupid alarm! 🙂
    And what a lovely dream too – just getting to the most interesting part where you’re talking to Mr. Darcy. 🙂 Maybe switch off the alarm next time. 🙂 Nice one, Corinne.

  7. Richa Singh Richa Singh May 21, 2013

    Wow for a book lover this is like a special treat 🙂 I can’t stop smiling… oh Jane austen your love haunts us still 🙂 I have the complete novels set of jane austen in one combo book- a big fat one!


  8. Vidya Sury Vidya Sury May 21, 2013

    Lovely dream! I recently watched Pride and Prejudice (the BBC version) – so charming!

  9. Shail Shail May 21, 2013

    Oooh! Super like this one. Wait till Sumana sees this.

  10. Diana Pinto Diana Pinto May 20, 2013

    Darcy is impressive and I love his bad the dream broke.

  11. Melissa Melissa May 20, 2013

    Caught me there BS… I’m not such a Jane Austen fan but the characters were so familiar :P… ew, I want more…

  12. sharmila sharmila May 20, 2013

    Alarms should be banned ! Darcy in your dream and scene cut ? bahut na-insafi hai !

  13. Lazy Pineapple Lazy Pineapple May 20, 2013

    haha.. naughty naughty dreams Corinne..I am more of a Rhett Butler kind of woman 😛

  14. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg May 20, 2013

    Damn the alarm! 😀
    What a twist and what a fab take on the prompt, Corinne! Lovely 🙂

  15. Varsh Varsh May 20, 2013

    Ha ha…what a twist…Mr Darcy of all characters?? 😀
    I’m biased about him too…his characters is too likeable. I like the ‘pride’ in him lot better. He;s been one of my favourites too. 🙂

  16. Ava Suri Ava Suri May 19, 2013

    Very funny Corinne.

    But I must say, you kept your wits about you. I would have fainted straight away at the sight of Mr. Darcy errr.. Colin Firth. 😀

  17. Come to think of it, I can’t even remember any other Austen leading man other than Mr Darcy. And she does make him seem so perfect. I spent a large part of my growing years wishing myself in Lizzy’s shoes.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 19, 2013

      Oh there were many I remember, Cynthia but none as striking as Mr Darcy! Poor Lizzy – the number of us who wanted her out! 😉

  18. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando May 19, 2013

    It’s been a long time since I read anything by Jane Austin. Your story here made me want to dig those books back out! 🙂 Excellent, Corinne!

  19. Suzy Suzy May 19, 2013

    Loved your dream and Mr Darcy … definitely worth dreaming about. I wonder what Lizzy would say!

      • Suzy Suzy May 23, 2013

        oh lol. Now that’s what Lydia would say.

  20. Debbie Debbie May 19, 2013

    Lovely dream! 🙂 I too hope that Mr. Darcy looked like Colin Firth. He was perfect for that role.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 19, 2013

      Colin Firth is the only one who will do to be Mr Darcy, Debbie. He is perfect – period! 😉

  21. ushamenon ushamenon May 19, 2013

    Behind the Doors is an interesting theme. I am wodering why Mr. Darcy came alone to the door. Where was Lizzy? Perhaps you would have seen her too but for the damn alarm!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 19, 2013

      Now who cares where Lizzy was, Mrs Menon! Perhaps I would have seen more of Mr Darcy but for the alarm! Waiting to read your take on the prompt.

  22. Cathy Graham Cathy Graham May 19, 2013

    What fun having Mr. Darcy answer the door. (I do hope he looked like Colin Firth, of course!) Darn those alarms spoiling all the fun! Enjoyed your little story. It was great!

    Now I have to think of something. Can’t have you gals having all the fun!


    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 19, 2013

      Colin Firth is synonymous with Mr Darcy in my mind, at least, Cathy.
      Looking forward to your door story!

  23. Talya Tate Boerner Talya Tate Boerner May 19, 2013

    Love it love it love it! Darn alarm clock.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 19, 2013

      Thanks, Talya. And to think there was no sangria involved? 😉

  24. janu janu May 18, 2013

    Oh! I dream these kind of dreams many a times…the tall, dark and handsome types.

  25. umashankar umashankar May 18, 2013

    I really hate these alarms. Hope you complete your journey tonight. Loved it!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 18, 2013

      The worst invention ever! Let’s see where tonight takes me. Thanks, Uma.

  26. Kajal Kajal May 18, 2013

    That’s a cool dream…guess I was constantly dreaming about this door picture since Wednesday…till I stumbled upon my story…This is cool, Corinne!

  27. AlkaGurha AlkaGurha May 18, 2013

    Mr. Darcy fascinated me too until I saw him on celluloid opposite Aishwarya Rai.
    Loved the suspense before your alarm went off.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 18, 2013

      Yuck!! That’s a poor version of Mr Darcy, Alka. You’ve got to see the BBC version.

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