Girl by the River: Short stories by Norah Babington. Illustrations by David Wells Roth
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By: Girl by the River
She did not have to turn around to know who it belonged to. She felt a warm breath down her neck. Bad breath. Fear. He was nervous.
She looked straight into the eyes in the mirror on the elevator wall in front of her.
"Soon you will dance for me," he whispered and drilled his brown eyes through the mirror and deep into her.
Or so he thought.
He made an excellent Thorvald. Good looking. A little stupid. Completely blind. He did not see the warning signs that lit up signaling danger when he put his arm around the shoulders of the director, as if they were comrades in the enchanted world of art. Blind like a bat, he overlooked his boss's eyes as they sparkled with irony over this actor's delusions of brotherhood. He crossed lines and laws that were much older than this building they spent most of their time in. With a house in suburbia and a devoted wife who had parked her short dancer's career in order to serve him two newly-fed, newly-combed, newly-rested kids, whom she rolled into the artists' café Harlequin in the short lunch breaks, he strutted around the theater as the virile and perfect family man for a family he hardly knew and almost never saw.
"My little, delicious featherhead,"
Knowing very well that she still had her eyes on him, he lifted up his jeans with a casual grip in his belt, while he whistled the melody from the tarantella.
An athletic butt was the last thing she saw before he closed the door behind him.
From the short story "Lost", Girl by the River Copyright © 2018 by Norah Babington
and David Wells Roth
All Rights Reserved
Dramatic, complicated relationships. Both touching and engaging. Can't wait for her next book!
Strong and dramatic, interesting psychological stories showing great insight in human thinking and life challenges.
A truly beautiful book
Sensitive observations of life in its complex, unpredictable ways. Fragile moments of loss, change and emotion. Rich in subtle metaphors, written in a colourful poetic language, this book is full of psychological insight. Riveting reading, I find.
Timeless and eternal
Beautifully written with depth and heart. Can't wait for another book by this amazing writer. Its an easy read that reads as timeless and eternal as a classic story that we all love and know universally.
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