I Am Writing – 30/1/21 – Postscript


From Postscript:
“Mason seems a nice boy,” Rilla said.

“He’s not one of us,” Elijah pointed out. “I can’t go through that again.” He paused. “However nice he is.”

What was up with Mason anyway? His reaction to Elijah’s proffered hand was…unusual. Sure, some people weren’t touchy feely, but Mason didn’t seem merely reluctant to shake hands. He looked terrified.

As if on cue, Mason poked his head into the kitchen. “Whatever you’re cooking smells wonderful.” He hesitated. “I don’t want to intrude on your family reunion though, so I’m happy to eat in my room.”

“Nonsense,” Annalise said briskly. “You’re our only visitor, apart from Elijah, so of course you can join us for dinner.” She frowned. “I hope you’re not vegetarian. Sorry, I should have checked.”

Mason slid into the empty chair opposite Elijah, His gaze lingered on Elijah, then he turned away, a slow flush creeping over his face. “I’ll eat anything. As long as you don’t have any olives hiding in there. I’m not fond of those.”

“No olives. Promise.” Annalise spooned a generous portion of food onto three plates, laid them on the table, and took the other seat, “I never cook with them when Elijah’s here as he hates them, and besides they don’t go with this recipe.”

Rilla settled herself on the barstool, and winked at Elijah. “See, something in common already.”

Elijah sighed. “Not going there, Aunty.”

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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