Slumming With Rula Urka @AprilA2Z

Slumming? Really? Is this a slum? Oh, you’re joking with me, aren’t you? So amusing!

I wasn’t born a countess, you know. I married the count — oh, many years ago. He had a title and excellent birth, but no money. I had money and excellent birth, but there were not titles in my family. We each had land, though not much. Land counts for relatively little, these days.

Alas, the count spent my money, then spent a bullet escaping our creditors, leaving me to sell our houses and land, most of our art, and much of my jewelry. Fortunately, we had made many friends, such as Marcus Vadny and Hannah Hobbs. I am not forgotten.

Such fun, we have! Life is a party! One, endless, bright, sparkling party! Endless!


For today’s A-to-Z hop-over, go take a look at PammyPam’s Unconventional Librarian blog. It’s loverly.

merit badgeCountess Rula Urka is a blessedly minor character in SIDESHOW IN THE CENTER RING, my science fiction comedy of bad manners, available through Indiebound and at Amazon in print and for Kindle and Kindle free apps.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write a character who thinks the height of happiness is being in a mess of loud, drunken people behaving badly.




I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Slumming With Rula Urka @AprilA2Z

  1. betty

    April 25, 2015 at 12:00am

    Wonder what happens when they realize life is not like this kind of party?


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      Marian Allen

      April 25, 2015 at 8:55am

      I wondered that, too, Betty — that’s where the book began for me. I saw a picture of some of these “Beautiful People” and their households, and I wondered what that life might be like, once you scratched the surface. 🙂

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