I Am Writing – 21/6/21 – Comes a Horseman

From Comes a Horseman – still on the read through, but hopefully will be publishing soon!

Michel had already lost too much. If he was alone, Kristopher doubted Liang and the others would ever hear from him again. For an instant, he almost felt Michel’s fingers brush his cheek as he remembered Michel telling him about Corin and François, and how scared he was that Kristopher might join them.

Kristopher pushed back his chair and grabbed his coat, then shoved it on and crossed his arms. Although it wasn’t chilly outside, he wasn’t sure he’d rid himself of the cold he felt inside.

“I’d say it’s all right, but it’s not.” Liang briefly put an arm around Kristopher, who hadn’t noticed him get up from the table. “I’m sorry.”

“I know. So am I.” Kristopher managed a smile. It wasn’t like Liang to be so demonstrative. He’d squeezed Kristopher’s hand, and now this. If talking about it hurt the people they cared about so much, what was it going to be like when he had to go through with the reality of it? Kristopher hoped he could find the strength to do what needed to be done.

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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