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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Greener Pastures?


Posted for RFW Challenge. This prompt is about long-term love; perhaps suffering a mid-life or 7 year itch crisis. The couple recognises it is time for a change; but how drastic does the change need to be to rekindle the relationship?  Who wants the change; husband, wife, mutual?  Who would suffer the most from either a break up, or from the status quo?

An Excerpt from my forthcoming eNovella Ultimate Sacrifice by Madeleine Sara:


'Often, on those difficult days Colin appears and takes me out to lunch or dinner. It’s a chance for me to feel normal again, but the guilt follows ... Colin spends a lot of time telling me how wonderful I am.  He takes my hand across the table.
 “You must put yourself first sometimes.”
He releases my hand with a wink and I feel a strange flutter of emotion. Sitting opposite one another at McDonald’s, Colin and I appear to all the world like a courting couple. His blue eyes stare into mine with a predatory intensity. The tears prickle behind my own, because while I am grateful for Colin’s friendship, I wish it was Ben that was sitting there opposite me instead. I look out across the soulless, functional décor of the restaurant. Other couples are laughing, smiling and chatting animatedly. Then I look back at Colin’.
 (148 words)

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It's not flash fiction, but it kinda fits the theme.


On a personal note I have just been offered a part-time job, starting in September, working with special needs children. I have answered and reciprocated over 100 blog post/emails today after my blog break. Phew!
I confess this ePublishing lark is rather scary, as well as being exciting. I guess I'll only know by trying.
Huge thanks to those who are already supporting my launch.