“How did you know my mum?”
“She died protecting me,” the bold statement of the man before me takes me aback. I knew that it was likely that I would come across one of the people that mum saved, given that she was operating as part of the Amour Federation for over a millennium.
“How did she die?” I am able to ask after a moment.
“She took a shot from a Extollian soldier. The power from the fire was too much for even Aella’s healing ability to cope with.”
“Why would she do it?”
“She was my grandmother.”
Copyright Emily Morris 2018
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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2 thoughts on “Shock (Snippet)”
Very interesting little story 😊