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Monday, February 25, 2013

Sneak Peek at Shelli Rosewarne's A Pit Story

Imagine what Maud is thinking as she goes deeper into the mine...

Lord, it looks dark. She peered into the gaping hole in the earth. As though he read her thoughts, one of the men stepped forward and gently flicked on the light on top of her helmet. She smiled a little sheepishly at him and muttered her thanks. The small bulb gave a pale watery glow, only seeming to deepen the shadows. You volunteered for this. No backing out now. She shook herself and stepped into the blackness.

It was like stepping into another world. The darkness was so thick she could barely see a few steps in front of her. The lights from their helmets and the lantern one of the men carried reflected off the gray walls. As they moved away from the entrance, the passages became narrower, the roof lower. Maud could almost feel the dirt and stone pressing in on her. The light of the day didn’t penetrate here and she could feel the cold and damp seeping through the heavy overalls. She tried to take deep breaths, but that just seemed to fill her lungs with dust.

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Shelli Rosewarne has always wanted to be a writer, but like with so many things, life and paying the bills got in the way. She eventually realized life is too short not to try and follow your dreams and has recently had her first novella published—with another contracted for next year and various works-in-progress in the pipeline. She currently lives in Edinburgh with her long-suffering fiancĂ© and slightly psycho cat. When not writing, she loves reading, music, and photography.

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