Tuesday, 6th November
Quotation that sums up my day
To comprehend a man’s life, it is necessary to know not merely what he does but also what he purposely leaves undone. There is a limit to the work that can be got out of a human body or a human brain, and he is a wise man who wastes no energy on pursuits for which he is not fitted; and he is till wiser who, from among the things that he can do well, chooses and resolutely follows the best.
John Hall Gladstone
Paragraph for 6th November (word count at 7,567 ).
‘Okey dokey,’ Mary smiled. I’ll fetch her for you … oh, by the way … the police officer that called by this morning says he might have to come back and speak to you. Apparently the accident was a hit-and-run and the driver was a young woman. I expect he only wants to eliminate you from their enquiries. It’s only because we live so close to the bridge, you see …’
Emma didn’t answer. She didn’t trust herself. Her heart was pounding in her throat, suffocating her voice with fear. The filament of hope hanging from the huge web of lies and deceit that was fast engulfing her had just broken and drifted away. The accident had not been just a bad dream, after all.
© Annie Ireson