I think I’ve got out of bed on the wrong side…

And that is really difficult as my bed is pushed against a wall. I don’t know… Everything feels a little off.

The good news though is that the drawing is not overworked (I had my suspicions last night). At least I don’t think so. And it is looking good.

I have to get some more vegetables in later, but I am feeling off. If I were a wolf I’d scent the air and lay my ears back. Something is coming. Don’t know what.

Perhaps it is change? I hate change. Or perhaps it is a storm…? Except it isn’t hot enough for a storm. Hell, it isn’t hot enough for May. I’m spending most of my time freezing.

Well, there’s no way round it. I think I’m just going to have to tiptoe through today and see what happens.

Something is up though.

The WHO…?

Kate:

The WHO…? They have arrived, now if Bitsy and the others can convince them that they come in peace… #amwriting #thegone

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We drive around the back of the building through a gate and past more armed guards. Then Judge pulls up to a plain door.

“We’re here,” he says and turns to look at us. “Has anyone been bitten?”

We all shake our heads. Well, we haven’t in a sense, not in the way they think we have. Conor looks at us, but doesn’t say anything. I give him a quick reassuring smile.

“Then let’s go,” Judge says. He gets out of the car and Max opens the door. I’m surprised it opened, somehow I expected it to be locked. The other thing I’m shocked at is their acceptance that we haven’t been bitten. We could be lying.

Instead of voicing this I get out and start toward the door. Conor still has hold of me and I can feel a slight tremor from him. He is so scared.

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To teach?

I’ve been offered the opportunity to apply for teaching… Should I? It will be teaching adults.

Probably art and creative writing. It is tempting…

I think I’ll apply and see where it takes me.

Keep your eyes closed!

Kate:

Keep your Eyes Closed! Will Bitsy survive the helicopter ride? ‪#‎amwriting‬ ‪#‎thegone‬

Originally posted on The Gone:

I’d like to say that I open my eyes once we are in the air. I don’t. I wish I was more relaxed but I sit, hands claw-like and clenched around the armrests and eyes firmly closed.

“Max,” I hear Conor say at one point. “She is hurting the seat.”

“It doesn’t matter,” he says, but I try to relax. I try to.

When Colin informs us that he can see the WHO building I’m filled with relief. Of course that quickly gives way to terror as the helicopter starts to drop.

“Bitsy, we will be fine,” Max says, taking hold of my hand. I grip him and hold on as if he is my only lifeline.

As I feel the push of the ground I let out a sigh. I wonder how long I’ve been holding my breath. My head is a little dizzy so it could have been…

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Free Short Story Collections!

To celebrate my first short novel being published I have my ebook short story collections are going to be free for a few days each!

First up is ‘Love Just Is’ who will be free from the 18th to 201th of May!

Second is ‘Shadows Close’ who has a free 3 day run from the 23rd to the 25th of May!

Last is ‘The Phantom Horse’ who will be free from the 26th to the 28th of May!

Not got them? Then mark in your calendar!

Publishing… Yes, one of my books will be available soon!

So I have had one of my books with a traditional publisher. It has been with them for ages…

And I’ve finally had enough time waiting. Hopefully in the next two weeks ‘Truth and Lies’ will be up for sale as an ebook and paperback.

Then I’m hoping to publish a kids book and then another adult book, then a kids book and then a horror and finally another kids book. Wow! I’ve taken a lot on…

But the good news is that ‘Truth and Lies’ will be with you all in a very short space of time. Then, hopefully, The Gone.

I’ll pop up the blurb as soon as it is finished. Just wanted to give a heads up. :)

Ahhh… Where do I go from here?

I’m writing ‘The Gone‘ but my main character has just decided to do something I hadn’t planned for. She got on a helicopter and took a shortcut to the WHO center in Cardiff.

Normally this wouldn’t be a problem but I haven’t even decided who the characters are in the WHO. Are they human? Are they altered? Are they zombies?

Okay, maybe I ought to mention that the book is a dystopian novel set in the present with vampire/zombie-type creatures.

Anyway, my main character, Bitsy, has thrown me for a loop. So I’m going to have to sit down with a pad and plan out this next but… If I can work it out.