Persona Changes - Again
- Greetings, all! I've been VERY quiet as of late (it's too hot here
in the South to do much) but with Autumn approaching, I'm ready to
get out my imagination and try again. Besides the point that I have
more time (and money) to play!!
Ok, I first kicked around the idea of being a French Widow, but the
logistics of messing with the language and my desire to somehow
integrate my mother into the play, I've gone back to the drawing
board, so to speak.
Currently, I think I've decided to stop fighting what Mother Nature
gave me and go as a young woman that originates from Scotland (that
would very easily silence the questions about my red hair, green
eyes, peaches & cream complexion and my temper - <laugh>) but is the
widow of an English merchant.
The way I'm writing the story, less than a year after our marriage,
my husband AND parents went down on the same ship, travelling back
to Scotland. This disaster would simultaneously make me a widow and
an orphan. My late husband's considerable estate, therefore would
have been left to his young bride; making me an heiress (convenient,
huh?) Having no family left in Scotland, and finding my new Mother-
in-Law a delight and having the resources to be independent, I
decide to stay in England, and invite my MOther-in-Law to live with
me. That would get my mother playing as my English Mother-in-Law
(how FUN is that?!!).
THe question I have is just this:
1. Is it plausible that I would even have been married to an
Englishman, being full Scots? I'm sticking to the mid-14th
Century (had to; since I'd already spent all the money and started
work on a cotehardie!!)
2. Would it be a likely possibility that a young widow from Scotland
would stay with her English Mother-in-Law or would she be forced to
go home to what family was left, since her parents are dead?
I know that, technically, I can do whatever I choose as this is all
fun anyway, but I'd like to at least be as authentic in my story as
Thanks for the input!