Published April 18, 2020 by rochellewisoff

Today Pegman travels to Roscanvel, Brittany. Your mission is to wander around using Google Street View until you find something that inspires you to write up to 150 words. When you’re satisfied, post a link to the InLinz site and share it with your fellow writers. Remember that reading and commenting on other posts is part of the experience.

Thanks to Josh and Karen for hosting What Pegman Saw. 😀

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Genre: Historical Fiction

Word Count: 150


The September breeze ruffled Paul’s hair as he paced the perimeter of the stone cottage, contemplating his losses.  

“It is poetry, this place. Nothing like cruel Paris,” he’d told his companion and their two sons. “The clairvoyant was right. We will flourish here. Here we laugh, we cry; here we live, we die like legends.”

An infant’s squall rousted him from his musings. He hurried toward the sound. Entering the bedroom, he found his children’s mother cradling a newborn. She flashed a weary, yet jubilant smile. “Paul, say hello to your daughter.”

La perfection!” Taking the little one in his arms, he marveled at her delicate features. “Created by the angels, sent by God. I shall call her Divine. What do you think?”

Almost as if she understood, Divine grasped his finger. He thrilled to her touch. “I am your father, Saint-Pol-Roux le magnifique. Ma princesse. Welcome to Divine’s Cottage.”

Poet Saint-Pol-Roux

Divine’s Cottage

14 comments on “LA CHAUMIÈRE DE DIVINE

  • Your story inspired me to look up more about this poet and literary figure. As you say in your earlier comment, there isn’t much online to go by, but it seems you’ve guessed well at his dramatic reaction to his situation. I’m just happy I got away with being named “Joy” and not “Divine” – the latter would be far too much pressure to live up to!

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    • Dear Joy,

      I love it when I find a piece of history attached to a location. It’s frustrating when there doesn’t seem to be much written about a person. One of the characters in my third novel “As One Must, One Can” is such a person…a doctor who was on the staff of the first African American hospital in Kansas City. There’s much written about his father (also in my books) the second black officer on the KC police force. I only hope my account is true to him, as I do with the French poet. 😉
      Joy is a lovely name. I have two friends by the name and it suits both of them.
      Thank you for your lovely comments.



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      • That’s probably true of the vast majority of people, that there isn’t much biographical information about them available later on, to be sure you’re presenting them accurately in historical fiction. (Although perhaps less so, with people posting their entire lives on Facebook, etc.) But now that I think about it, even famous historical people must have some huge percentage of what they did and thought and experienced that we have no records of. And yet those details must be presented somehow if they are featured in a novel or movie. I wonder how such people would evaluate our portrayals of them now? Interesting to ponder.

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