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Excerpt From Wake-Robin Ridge #2


Happy Reading!

(From Sarah Gray’s Point of View)

Oh, I felt very lucky, all right. And filled with an optimism I hadn’t felt in ten years of cataloging endless mountains of manuscripts and dusty documents. But no more of that for me. Now, I was free to unleash the writer’s spirit I was sure had been caged deep within me all this time.

I’m going to put pen to paper—or fingertips to computer keys—and words are going to pour forth. I will send them out into the world to multiply, and become books. My words will be erudite, yet pithy. Evocative, but always grounded. Poetry presented as prose. Or maybe it would be prose presented as poetry. Heck, why not both? Who’s to stop me?

I was positively giddy, and I found myself laughing out loud yet again with the sheer joy of it all. Anything was possible, and life was good. Better than good, it was downright perfect.

Deciding I had giggled over my good fortune long enough, I ordered myself back to work. I still had my writing table to set up, and a couple of things to store in the small attic. Taking a last deep breath of delicious mountain air, I was turning to head back to the cabin when I felt, more than saw, a movement in the woods to my left. I held my breath, expecting to see a deer come out of the trees and move off toward the creek that runs along the western border of my land. Instead, a shaggy gray-black creature roughly the size of a horse stepped quietly out of my woods, not twenty feet away, and stood staring at me with brilliant amber eyes.

For a moment, my mind screamed, “Wolf! Run!” But before my feet could act on that directive, the animal began to move sedately in my direction, tail wagging slowly.

Almost simultaneously, a voice called from my driveway. “Don’t be afraid! She won’t hurt you.”

Tearing my eyes away from what had to be the biggest freakin’ dog on the planet, I saw a man—a really good-looking man—running toward me, empty leash and collar dangling from one hand.


To find out more about Sarah and her mysterious visitors, check out Wake-Robin Ridge, now available in both Kindle and print formats.

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2 thoughts on “Excerpt From Wake-Robin Ridge #2

  1. I can just picture her giggling to herself like a maniac. We writers are a bit of an odd bunch. 🙂


    • Hi, Caitlin! Yes, we are. And Sarah was drunk on her newfound freedom, trapisin’ around her property and rhapsodizing about her dreams. I can identify! Well, except for that part about having a wonderful old cabin on five acres of pristine North Carolina mountainside. 😀

      Good to see you today! Thanks for stopping by. It’s been so quiet since the first, I’m wondering if folks are all still holidayed out.


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