I Am Writing – 7/11/21 – Double Exposure

From Double Exposure:
They made their way to the second floor, bypassing the usual business front of the company, the elevator door opening onto a smaller reception area tastefully decorated with cream colours walls and photographs of older houses around the city. Some were in colour, others in black and white. One very old photo caught Ben’s attention, and he couldn’t resist taking a closer look at it.

“Very cool,” he murmured. The caption confirmed it was an example of the glass plate photography in popular use until the 1920s. “I love the other worldly effect it’s captured. Makes it look like the house is haunted.” Ben had long wanted to have a go at taking one himself, but it wasn’t worth the risk to Simon as the process used silver salts.

“We’re here to see the alpha,” Simon said politely to the receptionist. “He’s expecting us. My name is Simon Hawthorne, and this is—”

“Officer Frater warned us you’d be coming.” The receptionist glanced up at Ben and his eyes glowed gold. “He didn’t tell us you were bringing a human to the meeting. He’ll have to wait out here.” He growled. “Or better still, come back later.”

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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