As many of you know, my books of short stories, A Walk In The Woods is available to pre-order from Amazon (UK) and Amazon (US). Would you like a sneak peek and to read part of the first story? Well, here you go:
A Walk in the Woods
“Look at that, Jenny. Quick! Over there,” I say, my finger jabbing in the air, pointing at the two squirrels darting in and out of the trees.
She laughs, a melodious chuckle bubbling in her throat. Her eyes dance in delight at the spectacle, following the grey blur of fur as the animals race up a tree trunk, disappearing into a sea of brilliant auburns, rusts and coppers. A branch bounces up and down and golden leaves tumble to the ground to nest with others who’ve found a new home on the forest floor.
I suck in a deep breath. Then blow it out. Tears sting. I push them away. Not now. I won’t let them ruin this moment.
The snap of a twig torn in two whips my head round. A man and woman, their arms wrapped around one another, stroll close by before heading down another path.
I turn back to Jenny. I can’t see her…