Thursday, 13 October 2011

the first few lines of Angelica's Promise

The Sun's brightest rays penetrate the apple juice in my tall glass and reflect myriad patterns onto my hand. The gold light, refracted by the liquid and its container are a strange comfort to me, kind of like God's light dancing over my soul.
Everything around me has a deeper significance since my diagnosis. I notice now the beauty of life and reprimand myself for not seeing it sooner. Don't get me wrong, I always saw life as precious but I hadn't recognised the detail, precision or strength in every living thing. Even rain is beautiful and death more so, although I'm not ready for it yet.


  1. This sounds like the sort of book that I would definitely read Avril. Look forward to you getting it finished, and to getting it published.

  2. Looking forward to reading the book Avril. Can I have a signed copy when you do your book signing in Waterstones?