Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Excerpt from MARGARET (Daisy Chain)

She motioned her head toward the window.

The typing stopped.  She heard David's chair scrape back, his feet come padding down the corridor. He stood in the doorway, unshaven, hair like bush, coffee cup in hand.

"Finished?' she asked, smiling.

"No. Just going to get a refill."

"Stay a while. I've got us free front row seats to a great concert."

"When? Tonight?"

She motioned her head toward the window. "No. Now."

David looked blank. "What are you talking about?"

"Not hearing it?"


"Listen." She closed her eyes. It was her favourite simple thing to do every morning before getting out of bed. Tune in to the birds.

Eyes still closed, she listened to him amble down the hallway to the kitchen.

. . . (continued)

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