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‘To The Edge Of Shadows’ by Joanne Graham

This is what I was. I was nothing; I was lost in the darkness. For a long time I was only the sharp bloom of agony, the rush of adrenalin, the light tingling of someone else’s movement against my skin. There was silence where I drifted and the quiet became vast in the shadows, it was bigger than me, bigger than everything. I was invisible against it, a fragment of black on black. And time passed. I felt it flowing past me like oil and had no way to measure its depth, its length. Until suddenly there was something more and I didn’t know where this other began or where the silence ended. I recognised its absence, yet did not see it leaving.

I know this is quite a lengthy book beginning, however these lines contribute a single paragraph and  there just didn’t appear to be a natural break in this eloquent and descriptive dialogue. Besides which, there isn’t really a hint of a teaser in sight, so I was able to let the words run their course, without interrupting their beauty.


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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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