The last thing I saw of England, was a seagull wheeling and diving against the backdrop of an almost cloudless sky over the white chalk cliffs, as I stood on the deck of the clipper. I didn’t feel dread or fear at leaving as I had expected to.
“Are you not scared that you shall never see home again?” Robert’s voice distracted me from my thoughts, and I turned my head to see that he was standing at my side.
“I have to realise that home is not bricks and mortar,” I replied, glancing further along the rail to where Aella, Luciano and Nancy stood, chatting easily about what the future might hold for us. “As long as I have the four of you, I will always feel like I am home,” Robert squeezed my hand, the calluses easing the last vestiges of my fear.
Copyright Emily Morris 2017
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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