Aurora Love studied herself in the large mirror in her dorm room, carefully applying mascara to her lower lashes. “Are you sure that I don’t look stupid?” she asked her dorm mates Andrea Day, Shannon O’Leary and Olivia Grey who were all readying themselves too.
“You look great Rory.” Olivia said, “I can’t get the hang of this,” she sighed in frustration as she tried again to curl her hair into a French twist.
“Come here,” Aurora crossed the room, sitting behind Olivia on her bed, and twisting the other girl’s hair into a sleek French twist secured by a jewelled clip.
“Where did you get this from?” Olivia touched the clip gently.
“A old friend gave it to me,” a shadow flickered over Aurora’s face, something that her dorm mates have gotten used to over the last eight months.
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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