I almost killed my brother tonight. I waved the shovel above my head and brought it crashing down towards him. I waited for the resounding crunch of cracking bone but it never came. It all happened so fast, I can barely recall or fully understand.
Nathaniel was there, Jude and the others too. They gave me hot chocolate and sat with me long after the men took my brother away, the green and orange lights of the siren shrinking to fairy lights in the distance. I still have his blood crusted beneath my finger nails and the welt on my cheek stings, already swollen and red.
The worst of it is, I don’t feel remorse or anger, just empty, just hollow. Even at the time, I can’t say I was angry. Anger I have felt before. This was a fury that scorched like bitter flames and would only be, could only be smothered with his dying breath. Perhaps this was hatred, pure and undiluted. I guess there’s only so much a person can take before they snap.
Oh well, hopefully this will be the end of it and I’ll never see his spiteful face ever again, though, something tells me I will…
But for now, Goodnight Diary. Happy birthday to me…
About Caught in the Ripples
Caught in the Ripples (The Water Rushes #2)
by S. McPherson
Publication Date: July 31st 2016
Genre: YA Fantasy
When the Exlathars escaped the battle that night, their silhouetted figures merged with the sky, their wings swatted at stars and the Coltis people were too busy celebrating their victory to realise that there wasn’t one.
Now the Exlathars are back. And they bring with them remnants of everybody’s past.
Back in England, Dezaray discovers just how deep Coldivor’s connection to Earth really goes. But she cannot change their past and she cannot see how to alter their future. So it seems the ripples that shake the surface are only a glimpse of what’s brewing beneath.
‘Caught in the Ripples’ delves deeper into the Water Rushes saga, answers questions the first book raised and plunges you into an ocean of intrigue and magic.
They thought the Elenfar was the end…turns out it was only the beginning.
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About the Author
McPherson is a young British expat living in Dubai and working as a kindergarten teacher. When she is not at work immersed in a world of imagination and fantasy created by the children, she is immersed in her own worlds of imagination and fantasy at home, dreaming up tales and writing them down. ‘At Water’s Edge’ is S. McPherson’s debut novel and the first in the romantic, fantasy series, ‘The Water Rushes’.