Break Creek which came in at 1200 words, 200 more than the fridayflash limit. When I went back to edit the piece , instead of getting the word count down it actually went the other way and ended up being 1700 words - I expect it will be about 2000 words when I come to finish it off.
So, "E Tu Brute ?" was written in a rush yesterday and I'm actually quite pleased with the result. Originally I had the Duke being English, but I was struggling to make it work - when I changed the character to be French it fell into place.
I think that is because, I can't imagine a Victorian English gentlemen being a recluse over the arts - engineering and the sciences yes.
I admit its not the most original stories, but its one I might come back to with a longer piece - even a short film ...
You can read it here