Happy New Year!
I wish you a peaceful and inspirational New Year.
Today, in the New Year tradition of fresh beginnings, I remind myself and any who visit here that I created this blog first and foremost as a writer!
Herebelow is a little taste of something I am working on –
‘Saphie!’ she called. But the wind was rising. It stole her voice, and pulled at her thin cotton scarf. Fingers of ice creeping down her neck and making her shiver.
‘Saphie!’ The leaves were circling up into the shadowed branches overhead. Even as she stood there, a crack above was followed by a soft thud just behind her. Maddie ran round to the other side of the tree, but her stubborn child had climbed so high it was impossible to see her in the falling light. Only the grubby ropes trailing onto the ground gave witness to the tree squatter above.
The trouble is, she thought, this time it’s different. This time she is not going to win.