The Painted Lady ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

He was drunk. He had to admit it. Not slightly inebriated or a bit tipsy, but flat out drunk.

There would be trouble when he got home. In his mind he rehearsed the route he would take from the front door to the bedroom – probably via the bathroom – and the movements he would make to get undressed and into bed without waking Dolores. He could manage it, he confidently lied to himself.

Where was he now? He hadn’t been paying attention. How had he stumbled into these woods? Must’ve taken a wrong turn at the end of the high street. He didn’t recognise the old bridge crossing a pond. Funny how you could live in one place your whole life and not notice a part of it like this.

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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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