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The Fiction Challenge: 'Masque of Spades' by Susannah McQuitty | Two Drops of Ink: A Literary Blog
“Some of us have to try a bit harder to win Lord Edmond’s favor. Unfortunately, I don’t happen to be a beautiful woman with flowing chestnut hair tonight. I have to work with what I’ve got.” He exhales a grey plume, but his eyes never leave hers. “Plagiarism is the best sort of flattery, or however the saying goes. Wouldn’t you agree?”