A picture is worth a thousand words, but can invoke 80,000

My husband follows “Classic Pics” on twitter and often shows me the most epic. A while ago he passed me his phone with this image:

hand brand

Considering that it is a hand brand used by the British during the 1600s … slightly cringe worthy. The British used branding for punishment and marking of criminals and deserters from the army until 1827 when it was outlawed. Almost. Army deserters were still branded until 1879. (Click here for more.)

That is, of course interesting enough, but what if …?

A secret mission for the British army gone wrong. A General bent on revenge after a twenty-six year feud. Punishment meted without allowing pause for defense. A young man’s life spiraling out of control because of the curse of his hand and the vengeance seared into his heart.

Spice with some romance and mysteries.

Yep, I’m writing another novel. Stay tuned!

2 thoughts on “A picture is worth a thousand words, but can invoke 80,000

  1. So interesting. You’ve really pared that story down to a few sentences already. I’ve heard that’s best to do before writing to help keep a tight focus. I’m impressed with how you do that!

    I can’t wait to read your story, so get busy!

    On a side note, I tried to write a similar comment on the website but seem to be having trouble doing so. I have a google plus account but it wouldn’t post the comment for some reason. Another task for my IT department! 🙂

    The website looks very nice. Did you do that yourself? Impressive! I like how you had different pics scrolling at the top with the tag lines for your different stories! Very nice. I actually purchased a domain earlier in the spring when I thought I was ready to shop my novel. Ha! So it still sits untouched b/c its not the priority. My friend Steph is going to help me when I’m ready!

    That’s a beautiful pic of you too btw! It made me smile to look at it again! I hope we’ll meet someday face to face so I can give you a very long and very overdue hug!

    Blessings friend,



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