The Van Helsing Impetus – Excerpt No. 131

When she looked up, she noticed something shining in the light. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be a naval cutlass and sword belt, which she switched with the nicked rapier. The belt was a bonus, and once the buckles were tight, she had a free hand in between skirmishes.

“You’re too dolled up for a pirate,” Evelyn said.

“You know,” Clara said. “I was thinking the same thing.”

Clara reached into her purse for some lipstick and a compact. She redid her lips in carmine red, which was all the rage in her day. Of course to fit the theme, she did it in a perfect cupid’s bow.

“I think it works for me,” Clara said. My headache is waning. Thank G

“That it does,” Evelyn said with a giggle.

Picture of a woman dressed as a pirate, holding a pipe with a sword hanging off the side of her chair. Image by Victoria Akvarel from Pexels.
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