I hope everyone had a good week. The weather here in northeast Ohio has been a little up and down which makes my joints a bit achy.
This week's snippet comes from Shifting Chaos, the final installment in The Sleepless City series that I wrote with Anne Barwell.
Forge motioned to the painting Declan sat near. “You’re painting something new!”
Declan glanced back at the painting before turning to Forge and nodding. “Um hum. I thought you didn’t like my paintings.”
“No,” Forge corrected, “I never liked the counterfeits, I love your paintings. Is that Kitchi?”
The canvas was long and narrow. The left most third was of a tall, brown man with deep, dark eyes and thick, black hair hanging to his waist. He stood on a riverbank in front of a thick forest of trees.
In all the years Forge had known Declan, not once had Declan so much as sketched Kitchi, not that Forge was aware of at least.
“That’s how I imagined him,” Forge said gently. “I like it.”
Declan smiled softly. “Thank you.”
“What is going on the rest of it?”
“Now you know very well…”
“The artist never reveals his art until it’s ready,” Forge mimicked Declan’s voice perfectly then chuckled.
Declan stood up and patted the side of Forge’s neck. “It’s good to hear you laugh,” he said.
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