The sunbeam, hitting me at that particular moment and at that particular angle, had all the force of an atomic bomb. With a shriek, I threw a pillow over my pulsating head. My first thought, of course, was that Edinburgh had been vapourised. But, since cogito ergo sum still seemed to apply, I attempted speech.To read all of the chapters, click on the Elidith label at the bottom of chapter 1. Then scroll down. Since they are on a blog, the chapters are in reverse order.
“Good morning, Lady Bramble.”
“Are we dead?”
“It would seem not, Lady Bramble.”
“That bright flash did not, in fact, betoken a catastrophic event?”
“Och no, Lady Bramble. It’s a bonny day, aye.”
I had a dekko around the pillow. The girl was clutching a velvet curtain in her hand and looking out upon Moray Place with a pleased expression not unlike that of old Angus Bàn, my grandpapa’s factor, when sitting down to a new-cooked trout.
“It’s bloody early for it to be day,” I said. “It strikes me as rather unfair.”
“But, Lady Bramble, it is nine o’clock.”
That put a different complexion on things. I removed the pillow.
“Good heavens,” I said. “Is it really? Whatever was I up to last night?”
I am following it avidly though I fear that she will break off the narrative at some point -- either because she decides that it has no future, or because she suspects that it does and wants to make us wait until it's published.
BTW, Seraphic has a book coming out this spring from Novalis based on her original blog, Seraphic Single. It's called Seraphic Singles: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Single Life. I plan to pre-order as soon as it shows up on Amazon.