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A grey afternoon towards the end of February.
A gentle silence in the countryside. Disturbed only by the occasional bleating of lambs in the field opposite. Or the distant grumble of a tractor. Or the sound of a horse’s hooves clip-clopping in the lane, past the cottage.
I am alone in this room of ancient wooden beams and leaded windows.
My fingers are wandering on the keyboard. I am not the fastest typist, especially for a writer, but it is the right speed for the words that enter my head.
This novel has a mind of its own.
The day is marooned. Stranded at four o’clock, drifting slowly from lunch to suppertime.
My thoughts stray dangerously to you.
I try to hold them back but they strain toward you, like muscular hounds, catching your scent from so many miles away.
The temptation is too great. I let them loose.
And you fill my fading afternoon with light and colour, scent and heat.
I sigh. Content.
© the author writing as Romantic Dominant/Faded Romantic
Art by Anna Miklashevich
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