I do apologize for sitting out on the Flicker prompts lately; normally I try to comment even when I don't write, but that hasn't happened either. My bad.
This week's prompt is based on the photo to the left there; let's see what it does.
My Dearest Emily:
I regret that I am to be detained in Gorica for some time yet, the exact duration of which I have been unable to determine. My hosts are quite accommodating in many respects but cannot or Will not offer specifics regarding the nature of the legal aide they require. Instead they seem to desire my linguistic skills, and I have been translating many documents, many of which are quite visibly old. Those bearing dates claim to date from as long ago as the Sixteenth Century, though the documents seem in good repair despite their apparent age.
I have drawn a number of inferences based on these documents, though propriety prevents me from sharing them in writing. My hosts refuse to confirm my suspicions, however; I find their behaviour Frustrating and occasionally Vulgar, to such degree that I would quit this post if free to do so. However, Mr. Bryson has assured me by telegram that the retainer is fully paid, so stay I must.
Though I would rather have better news to share, I hope this letter finds you happy and in good health. I shall write again soon with more definite information.
Aubreicht A. N.
I have only just received your letter of August Third, and though my heart is heavy with the thought of your continued absence, I continue to find solace in the company of my friends Silvia and Marjorie. Marjorie's fiance remains posted to the Exiguous in His Majesty's Navy, which has not made port in England these five months now; thinking of her pain, mine own seems the less. Still, knowing that you are alone among Foreign lands I cannot stop worrying entirely. Knowing as I do that you are perfectly safe among papers and documents does little to prevent me wishing you home and working in Mr. Bryson's office.
I pray daily for your swift return that we may continue to plan our marriage. The Danforths in Lewisham have suffered hardship (confidentially, Aub., I may tell you that Mr. Danforth is in some debt as a result of poor luck with cards) and wish to sell their Bellingham property; you may remember that we visited it once, and it was quite lovely. If you cannot return soon, I wonder if you might instead have Mr. Bryson conduct the sale in your place?
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Come visit me Gorica! Good people here, visit them, they are normal human people and very nice. Trust Abright, visit Gorica and meet people I stay with! I always going places, maybe not home when you get here, but go in! I come back after night, so wait inside until after dark! Important, not leave in day!