I commented your snippet in the forum, giving you my detail impression. But I also gave you a very quick comment on you blog, since I saw you posted the snippet there too.
I'm not sure what to do. I think I should give you a detail comment on the forum, since this is the official place of the 8 Sentence Sunday, and someone else of us could also comment, but would you like me to post the same comment on your blog too? Or maybe a shorter version of the same comment?
Iskra, I'm so sorry! I've only just seen your comment. I wasn't ignoring you :-(
Well, I'm happy I could be of some help. As I said, I'm working on my own opening at the moment and I'm giving a lot of work and thoughts to it. The last revision (but it will hardly be the 'last' revision) took me twenty days, and I'm just talking the first 700 words.
No, unfortunally, I don't know anything about the 1910s and from everything I read, that was a widely different world from the Twenties. It was, basically, 1800s still. I also know nothing about Russia, so, I'm afraid I'm really useless here :-(