This is “Postcards from the Past” for a writing assignment to further the story for my character this semester. My re-imagined Bubbles is a retired pole dancer who used to work at Orlando’s Gentleman’s club in Baltimore. She began working as a confidential informant for Kima Greggs, a detective on the Baltimore Police Department, and eventually straightened up her act with some help from Kima.
Now she’s in England, engaged to the Earl of Carnarvon and living in Highclere Castle on his estate. In order to keep the estate afloat, the Earl has agreed to allow a television show to be filmed there and it looks like Bubbles is going to get a part. She’s come a long way and she wants to thank Kima for helping her leave Baltimore, hence the postcard.
I downloaded an image of a postcard from Highclere Castle, and using Photoshop, I blurred, erased, burned and dodged away the existing handwriting so that I could replace it my own. If you squint hard enough at the postage stamp, it might look like Dame Maggie Smith who plays the Dowager Countess in Downton Abbey!