“Shut the door!” the words are flung out by the older man startling the girl as she comes back across the threshold, “Your mum will get cold,” she squashes the bubble of anger that is a near constant in her gut, and closes the door quickly.
It’s cold enough that she needs a cup of tea, to bring some warmth back into her fingers. While waiting impatiently for the kettle to boil a couple of minutes later, she watches him bolt out of the back door. Instead of shutting it behind him as she expects, the door is left wide open and she can’t help the brief laugh that escapes at the lack of self awareness.
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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