Lucy was right when she said weddings make you all covetous (I love that word, the way it’s so filled with hidden desire, obsession mauling your soul). ~ from Buy Her A Diamond Before It’s Too Late, available at Amazon and Smashwords
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And then, in the middle of a winter so cold the Thames froze over, Brenn took me to Scotland. To a tiny island he owned far up in the North Atlantic. I’d never seen an island so flat. It’d been worn down to a nub by fierce Atlantic winds. There were no trees. Only grass and a modest castle with some satellite cottages. Brenn wouldn’t tell me why we were on the island, except to say that it was an important time for him, something to do with his lifelong scientific work. I must be patient. Somber men began arriving—I sometimes spied them as I walked up and down the stone stairs. This was my main exercise. Gales of sixty miles per hour made it impossible to step outside the protective shield of the castle.
With so little to do, my imagination ran riot and I began having disturbed dreams. Many of the dreams were fueled by the ancient castle itself, the castle so dark and damp, life gluey under heavy shadows. The only thriving thing was mold and mold began to thrive inside me as well, settling deep within my lungs. I hated the castle. And I hated the island. Most of all, I hated the gales. At night I was terrified the gales would eat me alive. It wasn’t just the gales—there were seals as well. Night drove them into a frenzy and their anguished screams furnished the evil winds with souls of the damned.
from Seal Skin
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