A tiny seasonal taste of what’s in store for the New Year

A tiny seasonal taste of what’s in store for the New Year

An extract from Darkly Wood II The woman who never wore shoes…coming soon.

….One side of the barn was white with snow and there was a hum in the air that broke the country silence. She didn’t look back but had she done so, the crimson trail in the pure white would have told her nothing she didn’t already know.

Cold is the heart that feels nothing in such a moment, but her heart was not cold. Her heart was broken. For a moment she paused, just a few feet from the barn. Looking to her left without any real sense of why, she stared into the distance as something shifted in the deep drift along the hedgerow. Her bare feet sunk a little as she stood silent and still.

The distraction was fleeting and she adjusted the bundle that she carried so very carefully in her arms before continuing on, the cold air clawing to her bones on that crisp Christmas morning. It would be a Christmas day like no other for the woman who never wore shoes. It would be her last….

 

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