“You infuriate me do you know that?” Fitzwilliam sits down at Alessandra’s bedside, ignoring the rest of us as we stand in the doorway. He only has eyes for her, smoothing one tangled ringlet back from her face, exposing the myriad of cuts and bruises marring her bronzed skin. “Why do you persist in throwing yourself into harm’s way? You could have been killed!”
“She wanted to protect you,” Michael protests “That’s her first impulse. You know that. She wants to protect those she loves and she loves you more than anyone.”
“I don’t want her to be hurt. She shouldn’t be here Michael. She’s weak and fragile. This isn’t the life for her.”
“It’s her choice. She’s a grown man who knows her own mind,” Michael tells him “She’s been independent since she was fifteen.”
Copyright Emily Morris 2016
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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