This week’s #teasertuesday is from Shadowboxing, book 1 of my WWII Echoes Rising series.
“I’ve been so naïve,” he muttered, shuffling up the stairs to his bedroom. “Naïve and stupid.”
After undressing quickly, he slipped between the sheets and wrapped his arms around the big feather pillow just as he’d done as a child when he was scared to go to sleep. Clara had always reassured him that the specters haunting his dreams weren’t real. When she’d sat with him, her presence had comforted him until he’d drifted off to sleep. Unfortunately, although he’d like to believe they could be, these new nightmares were not going to be banished by a few words.
He rolled over in bed, biting down on his lip in an effort not to scream. Instead of succumbing to the desire to leave his mark on the world through science, he should have followed his original dream to become a professional musician, but that idea was one he’d discarded long ago. If he survived this, he was turning his back on science forever. Right about now, a small house in the country and a violin would be all he needed to achieve happiness.
That, and someone to share his life with.
You can read more of this story here.