I Am Writing – 2/5/21 – The Blue Feather

From The Blue Feather, which is part of a shared world The Keys.

I’m only working on this one day a week so it will be slow going, as I needed new words in amongst the constant hamster wheel of edits/repubbing/promo.

The waters climbed higher, the trees surrounding the town panicking as seedlings drowned, trying desperately to grasp sunlight above the murky waters.

Art didn’t know what it was like to lose a child, but he sure as hell knew what if felt like. He’d worked with the rest of the town sandbagging the area, moving what they could to higher ground. But to no avail. He’d returned to mud running through his house, claiming everything in its path.

The silence had been worse, a few hours’ reprieve before the overwhelming sensation of grief forced him to his knees.

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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