Calm Before the Storm ~ Yinglan #writephoto

Her nervousness fades and heartbeat slows as the small row boat travels downstream. “Just relax,” she tells herself as she lies in the boat. Hugging her journal ever closer to her chest, she shifts her attention to the cloudless blue sky and trees. “I’m going to miss this.” She says and wipes a tear from her face. “I am going to miss all of this.”

She squeezes her eyes shut and let out a loud sob.

I hate this, she thinks. Why did you have to gift me such a terrible illness? With her eyes full of tears, she opens them and looks to the sky. She cries out, “Why?”

Just then, she feels the boat stop moving. She sits up, looks around, and notices the calm surrounding as if for the first time. “Susan, are you alright?” Her brother, Timothy, asks.

Susan glances from her brother to the river to the boat and frowns. “H-have,” she hesitates, “Have we not already been down the river today?”

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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1 Response to Calm Before the Storm ~ Yinglan #writephoto

  1. AnnBMAP says:

    Fantastic writing. You know you’ve done a great job when the reader wants to know what’s next. Characters, plot, intrigue and attachment.

    Liked by 1 person

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