Maria Savva has graciously shared with us today an excerpt from her brand new book Far Away in Time. Enjoy!
Angie hesitated for a moment in front of the purple door. When she finally found the courage to reach for the knocker, the door swung open on its hinges. The interior appeared to be bathed in shadows; Angie assumed that was because her eyes had been dazzled by the sun outside and needed time to adjust.
‘Hello,’ she called out. There was no reply. Turning back around, and seeing no one out on the street, she shrugged and went inside.
The door slammed shut just after she entered, startling her.
‘Don’t be alarmed, dear; that door has dodgy springs. I’ve been meaning to fix it.’
Mr Silverfrost? He was sitting in his brown armchair by the fireplace, as he used to do; his cat, Amber, by his feet. Angie’s mouth fell open. How? He’d hardly aged at all, and the cat looked the same. Had she somehow travelled back in time?
‘It’s Angie, isn’t it?’ He squinted as if in thought. ‘I never forget a face. How long since you were last here? Twenty years? You like Ribena with a purple glass and a pink straw, correct?’
Angie could not help but giggle. Her own daughter Ruby was at the age where pink and purple were her favourite colours. ‘Um... yes, I remember. You’ve hardly changed,’ she remarked, finding her voice.
Our lives are a series of stories, and we are the characters with the starring roles. The memories, regrets, secrets, and struggles that fill these pages are at once unique and relatable. These stories belong to us all.
Eight unforgettable tales reaching out to a place Far Away In Time...
Maria Savva lives and works in London. She studied Law at Middlesex University and The College of Law. She is a lawyer, although not currently practising law. She writes novels and short stories in different genres, including drama, psychological thriller, and family saga. Many of her books and stories are inspired by her years working as a lawyer, although she has not written a courtroom drama to date. She has published five novels, the most recent of which is Haunted, a crime fiction/psychological thriller. Far Away In Time is her sixth collection of short stories. You can find out more about her work at her official website: http://www.mariasavva.com
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