Theme: think about a JA character’s home. How does Darcy feel about coming home to Pemberley, or Colonel Fitzwilliam after a year at war, or Mr Rushworth when he shows a visitor his new improvements to Sotherton, or Willoughby when he has guests at Combe Magna? What makes a house a home Just use the word “home” anywhere in the drabble!
BONUS CHALLENGE: this theme’s vote was very close, so… for an extra, in addition to the word “home,” include in your drabble some form of the word Mama – mother, Mom, Mummy, Ma, stepmother, godmother, fairy godmother, grandma.
Be it ever so humble there is no place like…Longbourn
,””I thought this day would never come he said rubbing his hands gleefully together, “no silly, young girls or chattering, vulgar Mrs Bennet to ruin the peace.”
The servants were milling about, carrying a multitude of boxes into the house, so he decide to retire into his library. He poured himself a nice measure of brandy and sat down in the worn old leather chair.
“God’s in his heaven, all’s right with the world,” he muttered satisfied.
There was a knock at the door, and he looked up, “My dear, what can I do for you?”
The female at the door smiled, “I just wanted to let you know that everything has been moved in now. I was going to go call on my mother, if you do not mind.”
He smiled back, “Of course I don’t mind, please give everyone my best.” She nodded and turned to leave when he called again, “Oh Charlotte, why do you not ask your mama and the rest of the family to come and dine with us tomorrow evening?”
“I will,” she said and left.
William Collins leaned back and surveyed his domain, certainly it was nothing to Rosings, but the staircase and fireplace were hansome enough, there were windows aplenty and most importantly it was home.