It must have been the cry of vultures which brought Isabella back to consciousness. Or was it the feeling of hot grit against her cheek, caked and dusty where her mouth had fallen open? From her position on her side, she watched as one smashed the outer shell of a scorpion against a rock to get at the meat inside.
She sat up and looked at the tree nearby. Its shade, which spread so generously last night had now, in the fierce overhead sun, receded to nearly nothing. She crawled over to its trunk nevertheless, dragging her bag and rifle with her, and sat in the tiny remaining patch of shaded brown dirt. Holding her canteen up, she shook it. There was about two days water left in it, if she was careful. Putting the metal to her lips she took a sip, but she hadn’t anticipated the strength of her thirst: ….
Isabella must be quite some way from civilization if there are vultures circling overhead and she is conscious of only having two days supply of water left.
Is she running away from someone or something?
Has she perhaps been out riding and fallen from a horse?
‘Isabella Rockwell’s War’, takes me into the world of YA fiction, although the book appears to have been read and enjoyed by both adults and young people alike, has achieved nothing but 5 star reviews and is already an award winning story.
I am going to enjoy reading this story directly from the printed version, so will be able to fully immerse myself in the touch, smell and feel of the written words, as the story evolves.
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