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Read and feedback as I write a novel: Imperception – Chapter 49

Chapter 49: Dee The days spent in the hospital had proven hugely restorative for Dee.  She had a feeling of purpose that had been absent from her life for as long as she could remember.  She felt that it was her job … Continue reading

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Read and feedback as I write a novel: Imperception – Chapter 48

Chapter 48: Isla With each day of her pregnancy, Isla felt a little stronger.  Although she was physically battered and bruised, she felt mentally strong.  She was fighting not for herself, for whom she had little remaining fire, but for the new … Continue reading

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Read and feedback as I write a novel: Imperception – Chapter 47

Chapter 47: Dee Whilst Isla and Milly slept, Dee planned.  She had walked into the hospital with her only friend, uncertain what she would find and uncertain too about what the future held for all three of them.  She was no surer … Continue reading

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Read and feedback as I write a novel: Imperception – Chapter 46

Chapter 46: Isla Periodically, Isla would open her eyes and surface for a moment.  Each time she did so, she noted that Dee was still sat at Milly’s bedside, holding her hand and that Milly was still there, still clinging on … Continue reading

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Read and feedback as I write a novel: Imperception – Chapters 43, 44 & 45

Chapter 43: Dee Dee did not know how many hours she had spent at the station but the rush hour had come and gone.  Tired from her sleepless night, she had been dozing when Isla finally arrived, waking with a start … Continue reading

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Read and feedback as I write a novel: Imperception – Chapter 40, 41 & 42

Chapter 40: Isla Isla opened her eyes and a digital clock on the wall came into focus. 16:02 it proclaimed.  It took her a moment to realise or remember where she was but the clinical smell of the hospital brought her … Continue reading

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Read and feedback as I write a novel: Imperception – Chapters 38 & 39

Chapter 38: Isla When Isla’s pregnancy test told her that, as she suspected, a tiny life was growing inside her, she cried.  She cried with relief, that finally she had achieved her aim and, once the truth of her ‘accidental pregnancy’ … Continue reading

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Read and feedback as I write a novel: Imperception – Chapter 37

Chapter 37: Dee As Dee walked home, she turned the evening over and over in her mind. She should not believe she had been so honest with Isla – nor that Isla had been hiding such a distressing truth so … Continue reading

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Read and feedback as I write a novel: Imperception – Chapter 36

Chapter 36: Isla Isla had felt her connection with Dee deepening for some time.  This feeling had been inexplicable and without grounds as the two women shared time each day, but little of themselves.  Each was guarded in their conversation and never … Continue reading

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Read and feedback as I write a novel: Imperception – Chapter 34 & 35

Chapter 34: Isla Even from behind, Isla could tell that Dee was not okay.  Over the weeks she had grown to know Dee well and was familiar with her usual posture.  She tended to hold herself straight and tall, almost too perfect, … Continue reading

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