Story: Rumour Has It
Author: Ann L
Story URL: Story Link
Word count: 10,400
Summary: What if Mrs. Philips had gotten it wrong? What if the rumour of Darcy’s worth had been seriously underestimated?
This amusing story has long stayed with me, not just for its wit, but for the way it realistically addressed the consequences of such a mix-up. The lovely tale entertained me so well, I wish it had been much longer. But I will concede that it is perfectly concise, with a well-defined beginning, middle and end. So my wishes would probably ruin it. (Though that obviously isn’t stopping me from whining.)
My Only Critique: There are a few typos in the story, most noticeably in the Meryton Assembly scene in which some quotation marks are missing.