domingo, 2 de maio de 2021

Vindication - a historical nano tale

Hello, there!

Beautiful Sunday here in Rio, no better time for a short story, huh?
Another NANOTALE to color your day, something to amuse you. Who could tell gentlemen could also be vile and vain?...
Vindication


   Woods carried a thorn on his side, a broken heart that weighed more than Cathedral bells. He once surrendered his hopes for a happy future to a lady just to be cruelly rejected. 'Fatty,' she said, wrinkling her nose. Since then, six months prior, Woods had never stopped rummaging and dwelling upon those  words of Miss Abigail - how deranged he was, offering his hand to a lady christened as a chambermaid! - She looked at him with disdain for his lack of the cultivation of a good figure. And she said more! 'Winston, on the other hand, is athletic, swims and carries his body like an aristocrat!' 
    As if. Little did the foolish girl know that Winston was a rake, a regular for the houses of ill repute near the harbour and already booked seasons at the spa town to treat gout due to his exaggerations with the liquors. As for her, who devoted herself to little fondled nut bonbons, her middle was noticeably more elliptical. 
    Whether it was a bastard or sweets, it didn't matter to Woods, who stood in front of the mirror admiring his slim figure. Pity was the face tic of blinkeing his right eye with every two sniffles according the shock of the belt that controlled his fat and manly impulses.

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*THE END*


How about Mr. Woods' efforts to get in shape, huhW
An electric belt! Really?


    Victorians, as many before and tons after, were people with special care for their figures. Science was advancing in full speed, beauty care with it. Arsenic soaps for the skin, lead nipple protectors for breastfeeding women, cocaine tonics for cough and these electric belts to burn away middle fat. Also these belts helped a lot more than that...


Illustrated Penny tales, 1894
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    We read about charlatanism whenever a medical procedure are fraudulent or simple non-tested, many refer to miraculous tonics and pills. Fala-se que charlatanismo são práticas médicas não comprovadas ou fraudulentas, muitas vezes através da venda ou aplicação de "medicamentos miraculosos". Quackery comes from the middle ages, the term derives from these medicines and itnes where sold on the streets advertised with shouts or quacks.
    Quackers frequently usued boisterous selling techinics to dupe customers such as teathrical stunts, lectures and tricks. These sellers used to jump from town to town before the scheme was discovered.  Only in 1906 did USA pass a bill for Pure Food and Medicins. Before that, lots of contamination came from the search for a cure - direct or indirectly. 
    With the beginning of 20th century came the benesse of electricity, and quackerism reached body aids. Those were a success! Most of these accessories used a slight electric corrent or ultraiolet light and, such as tonics and pills, promissed a wide range of cures and strenghtenings.
 

Belts were a must! 
Something like the magic blue pill + diet! 

    They were advertised in all forms and places, magazines, newspapers, etc. Belts could cure tiredness, impotent males, weakeness, indigestion, you name it! Some have straps, other are like sports supporter. How curious!
    Look at the ads I posted here. I can feel how much it hurts!



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 And if you still want to try, you can find them on line...


Other NANOTALES are here.

see ya!

research came from aquiaquiaqui

sábado, 10 de abril de 2021

SORTEIO de Abril, 2021: 4 livros MAIS muitos mimos

 🍀 SORTEIO! 🍀 

Para amenizar tanta notícia ruim 😔, vamos de sorteio literário! 

 4️⃣ livros MARA : 

 📚 "Persuasão" de Jane Austen, capa dura linda! 

 📚 "Destino#NYC" de Lucy Dib 

 📚 "Orgulho, preconceito e CAFÉ " Orgulho e Preconceito de ponta cabeça, de Moira Bianchi , 

📚 "Querida Jane Austen, uma homenagem ao bicentenário" de várias autoras lindas, inclusive euzinha 

➕ Uma porção de cards, marcadores, post-it, caderninhos fofos, lápis, caneta, gloss, ecobag importada , porta álcool gel e claro uma máscara! 

Veja só, tem vídeo de 5min + mostrando tudo que cabe nesse sorteio!


Vai perder?


😷😔🤪 👮‍♀️ REGRAS! 👮‍♀️ 

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SEGUIR os 4 perfis no Instagram 

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 💥 Marcar coleguinhas - UMA por comentário, não vale famosos! 


 🤐 Até QUANDO vai esse sorteio? 

quarta, 21 de abril de 2021

feriado de Tiradentes

 Já já termina, CORRE E SE INSCREVE!!! 


 🍀 Fácil, né? 

Quanto mais indicações, maior sua chance de ganhar! 

 Boa sorte! 🤞

Hoje tem LIVE no Instagram!

 Olá! 

Hoje farei uma LIVE no INSTAGRAM com a querida Vânia Nunes do blog Borboleta que lê. 

Falaremos principalmente sobre o SORTEIO que está rolando - você já se inscreveu? Corre lá!

Mas como todo mundo aqui de casa já sabe, quando eu e Vânia começamos a conversar, o papo não tem fim!

Vem conversar conosco, hoje 10 de abril, 18h, no Instagram!


Bj

segunda-feira, 5 de abril de 2021

Vicious Weapon - a historical nano tale

hello,

Here I am with another tiny little tale to amuse your uncertain quarantined days. It's the best I can do.

Just like the song that sticks to our brains, to ease your Level of Concern, I'm gonna tell you a gossip I heard the other day. Gossips are, almost all the time, juicy; so here it is in the form of a Victorian nanotale.

Enjoy!

Vicious Weapon
Vitorio Reggianini - The secret

Cecille, Baroness Westbrook, looked at her lover who calmly read the newspaper in the cabinet, a cigar stuck between her teeth, and sighed. There, alone with him, she was Cils and he Cici, simply.
With a nod to the butler who opened the door for her, she left thinking: En garde. 
Ten steps to disgrace, a few moments until her life was decided in the visiting room of Bominda, the Abominable Baroness. 
Cils hated that snobbish neighborhood, the white houses, the lack of privacy; she hated being recognized wherever she went, she hated even more the misfortune of having been seen treading the passageway of shame on her way out of the Albany covered walkway. 
She imagined her name in the mouth of all the ladies at the tea party where she was heading just like a culprit condemned to the scaffold. 'She ran out, did she?' and 'From the apartment building for single men?' and 'Married to the elderly Westbrook, lover of a mysterious young man!' 
The Abominable's butler took her coat and indicated the stairs, she went up hearing ghost voices in her head; she twisted her features in anger, felt her cheeks flush. ‘Late at night, in a dark cloak, but I know it was her!’ and ‘The little slut, doublecrossing the baron!’ 
The hum of female conversation stopped when she entered, her face the color of cherry. Moved by indignation, trembling fingers taking off the kid's glove on her right hand, Cils went directly to Bominda and... slap!
‘Choose your weapon.’
There was a widespread, loud and terrified gasp.
That was it, the challenge that would solve everything at once. She smiled, already victorious, looking at the shoulder of the abominable baroness. Cils was an expert hunter, she controlled a pistol like no one else. The other would never wear ample cleavages again, she would have to hide the scar in shawls.
With her hand on her face where the slap burned more in humiliation than on her skin, Bominda squinted. 'Ink and feather.' She replied, starting a new gasp across the room.
Everyone understood that it was war.


 * FIM *
 
victorian gloves, vintage. flickr


Just like  Cloistered, this nanotale is a gift to dear friends, my quanrentine companions through endless whatsapp conversations. Each one of us in her own cage, we do gossip A LOT! Cecille and Bominda come from one of these funny afternoons.

Duels were forbidden when this nanotale is set, not only in England, but many other places. Since the 18th century, actually. 
Nevertheless, there are many tales of vendettas solved on the vuming end of a pistol or bloodied point of a sword.
Between ladies, there are amazing tales of fighting undressed to the waist to avoid soiling the clothes, and the reasons were incredible: flowers, gossip, etc.
It's a great subject, every other day I get stuck researching it and this tale made me think about defending one's honour. Maybe someday it'll evolve to a novel or a cool post. Maybe both.


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For now, I invite you to appreciate this zoom meeting of the Hamilton musical cast surprising a young fan on the hot John Krasinski home show.
The musical, famous for its diverse cast much like the (dystopian) Netflix Bridgerton and Baker Street Irregulars, tells the life and glory of USA founding father Alexander Hamilton. Politian, law virtuoso, military commander, lawyer, banker and economist, he spent his life around duels. Both him and his first born son died on the result of duels. 
Lin Manuel who plays Hamilton was in Mary Poppins 2, so I'm gonna like anything he's in. Right?  Supercalifragilistespialidoso!


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M.

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domingo, 21 de março de 2021

The rake - a historical nano tale

 Hello!

Here you have it: the third NANOTALE!


I've discovered that nanotales are quite fun and now my mind immediately starts ploting for every nice painting I see!


On Instagram, I'm posting nanotales, curiosities of the Victorian era and publishing tidbits daily. So, if you can, follow me there and help me on the quest to achieve 10k on Instagram.  click here so I can keep on to the most dreamed swipe up


Enjoy!

The rake
the fence - Vaclav Brozic - 19th cent


'Lady Anne.' He whispered in a low voice. 'Tomorrow I am going to war, at this hour I will be on the battlefields on the continent.'

'My heart bleeds for you, Lord Mortimer.' Anne gasped, eyes wide.

To his delight, her chest rose and fell quickly, almost exploding from her decoletage. 'As companion, I will only have the memory of you sweetness. I shall cherish it, for only you will keep me warm when death hovers around. Grant me tonight, my dear, every hour and all of your intimacy. ' He asked knowing that at dawn he would embark for the continent, yes, but to enjoy a long season on the sunny beaches of the Iberian Peninsula.

'Yes, my lord, I will give you one night before your departure!' 

* the end *


I so loved these ballet pics from Royal Opera House, they are so romantic, so inspiring.
I composed 3 nanotales based by ballet scenes. Here are the others:


The 19th century had famous ballerinas, I have researched them when composing a lovely historical short novella about one ballerina and her brothers


I'm revising and sharpening edges to publish it.
Ballerina in a tutu - 19th century illustration


Leah E Moss designs


See ya!
Again, stay safe and sane! ;)

Anyway... read my other NANOTALES here.

sábado, 13 de março de 2021

A second before the duel - a historical nano tale

 Hello!

I've promised, so I deliver:

Here's another NANOTALE!


Even being so distrated with Meghan & Harry bombastic interview, I managed to work on this post. 


On Instagram, I'm posting daily and will probably talk about this controversy. So, if you're also infected by these problems they raised, follow me there and help me on the quest to achieve 10k on Instagram.  click here so I can keep on to the most dreamed swipe up


Enjoy!

A second before the duel
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'We are married, dear Anne, but only to our knowledge. No one will suspect that we have just arrived from Gretna Green. ' He kissed her cheek before climbing down of the carriage, took care to check for watchful eyes and only when asured of their safety, he reached out to help his young wife down.

Deeply moved by emotions, she tripped over her skirts and needed the support of her secret husband, who, roguish as a man violently in love can be, took the opportunity to kiss her bosom exploding from her beautiful dress' decoletage. As she laughed self-consciously, delighted with her lover's attention, her name was shouted in severe anger:

'Anne, what does that mean?'

'Oh, dear God! I cannot believe my eyes as I see my brother!' She felt her legs fail. 'My Lord!' She looked to her husband with wide eyes. 'You will need to defend my honor.'

* the end *


I so loved these ballet pics from Royal Opera House, they are so romantic, so inspiring.
I composed 3 nanotales based by ballet scenes. Here are the others:


The 19th century had famous ballerinas, I have researched them when composing a lovely historical short novella about one ballerina and her brothers

Mary Taglioni, La sylphide
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I'm revising and sharpening edges to publish it.

Leah E Moss designs


See ya!
Again, stay safe and sane! ;)

Anyway... read my other NANOTALES here.

quarta-feira, 10 de março de 2021

Declaration - a historical nano tale

 Hello!

I've been a bit far from my blog, and I apologize for that.

Lately, I have taken a keen interest in digital marketing and the quest to achieve 10k on Instagram. - by the way, if you're not following me, I beg you to! click here and help me get the most dreamed swipe up. - Anyway, these studies helped me realize that I have to please my audience.

Duh!

So, on Instagram I'm posting mostly in Portuguese, here I'll try to post mostly in English. Does it make sense?

Fot that, I'll give you several nanotales to amuse you while I search and research stuff to please you!  

Enjoy!
Declaration
Clarence F Underwood

She could very well notice how he had said his claims in exhasperation. For a split second she had sensed all the power she had on that man and that, devilishly, made her glow - inwardly of course, a proper lady is always discreet and well behaved.
'Yes, I accept your hand in marriage, my lord.' She raised her eyebrows in response to the relieved smile on the man's face. 'But know that my feeling for you in no way clears your evil inclinations, sordid habits and dark past that-'
Lord John silenced his beautiful bride's objections with a fiery kiss.



* the end *


I so loved these ballet pics from Royal Opera House, they are so romantic, so inspiring.
I composed 3 nanotales based by ballet scenes. 
* the end *


I so loved this ballet pics from Royal Opera House, they are so romantic, so inspiring.
I composed 3 nanotales based by ballet scenes. 


The 19th century had famous ballerinas, especially French and Russian. Far from the ballet bubble, we are most acquainted with Degas' ballerinas.
La classe de dance, Degas 1873-76

Aside from the creepy retellings of his adorations and stalking of dancing girls, his work is absolutely lovely. I am a big fan.

I even included his ballerina statue on a REVERSED PRIDE AND PREJUDICE modern romance... 


I do have a lovely historical romance novel about a ballerina, a short story. I'm revising and sharpening everyhting to publish it.

Leah E Moss designs


My VICTORIAN GENTLEMAN series is kinda dormant, but not for lack of plots. This everlasting quarentine had a heavy toll on me. 
But, life goes on and I will rise above! The sun always comes up, doesn't it?
dibble


See ya!
Stay safe and sane! ;)

Anyway... read my other NANOTALES here.
The rake


The 19th century had famous ballerinas, especially French and Russian. Far from the ballet bubble, we are most acquainted with Degas' ballerinas.
La classe de dance, Degas 1873-76

Aside from the creepy retellings of his adorations and stalking of dancing girls, his work is absolutely lovely. I am a big fan.

I even included his ballerina statue on a REVERSED PRIDE AND PREJUDICE modern romance... 


I do have a lovely historical romance novel about a ballerina, a short story. I'm revising and sharpening everyhting to publish it.

Leah E Moss designs


My VICTORIAN GENTLEMAN series is kinda dormant, but not for lack of plots. This everlasting quarentine had a heavy toll on me. 
But, life goes on and I will rise above! The sun always comes up, doesn't it?
dibble


See ya!
Stay safe and sane! ;)

Anyway... read my other NANOTALES here.