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‘Feel Me Fall’ By James Morris

 

FEEL ME FALL‘ By James Morris

Cover Image 'Feel Me Fall' By James MorrisI have tried so hard to forget, but memory is a stubborn thing. Memories linger no matter what I do. They’re there all the time – and worse. Even my dreams aren’t safe. I have vicious nightmares, and they’re real – too real – and suddenly I’m back there. I can’t will them away, I can’t squeeze them away, and the more I try, the more they burrow in my head. I want to cut open my skull and dig my fingers into my brain and just pull them out.

I press the Call Nurse button.

This place, this room; it’s no better than a white coffin. Sometimes I feel like the walls are closing in on me and I have to remind myself nothing’s moving. Nothing at all.

Breathe, I tell myself. Just breathe.

A nurse enters. She’s got skin the color of rich walnut. She says, “It’s late, you should be asleep.”

“I can’t.” She tilts her head, knowing it’s a lie. The truth is I don’t want to. “Can I have some coffee?”

“You’ve got to sleep sometime, honey.” She walks over and gently grasps my bandaged hand. “Do you want me to stay with you a while?”

Usually my mom is with me, but she must’ve had to run home. Reduced to a little girl, I nod.

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14 comments
    • Hi Sassy,

      It sounds as though the narrator is having a really hard time forgetting something which has happened either to her, or to someone else in her presence. That she is comparing the hospital room to a white coffin and is having difficulty breathing only adds to the tension. The premise really does give away the bare bones of the story, but I found that it has only upped the ante in the intrigue stakes!

      Thanks for stopping by this week and I hope that you enjoy the extended weekend. The weather here in Somerset sounds as though it is going to be really good – another ‘Indian summer’ 🙂

    • Hi Anne,

      Luckily my dreams or nightmares don’t ever involve something which has happened to me in the past. They are usually very random, although I always seem to wind up on the verge of death before I wake up!!

      Although these first few lines are not indicated as such, I know from having read the full premise, that they are probably happening in the here and now, whereas much of the story will be taking place in the recent past – At least I think that is how it is going to pan out!

      Either way, the synopsis will probably bring you pretty much up to date about what is going on in the hospital room, so why not take a look 🙂

      ‘Happy Reading’

    • Hi Tea,

      I don’t very often have either dreams or nightmares, but when I do they are usually very graphic and I generally wake up just as I am about to die in one way or another!

      I hate hospitals and hospital rooms anyway and luckily have only ever had to visit in one. Touch wood, I have never had to stay over so far and a half day surgery is as bad as it has been for me. I really do have panic attacks about even going inside a hospital!!

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy your weekend 🙂

  • This has me even more intrigued than the earlier post. Have you actually started it or is this just a promotional post? I’m anxious to find out your thoughts on it! It’s so different from your usual books.

    Enjoy your weekend, Yvonne!

    • Hi Kelly,

      Started reading ? Please don’t make me laugh – or maybe that is cry!

      At this stage, this is purely a promotional post, although the book has definitely begun its journey up my TBR mountain.

      I think that this is technically speaking a YA novel and although I have read a few books from the genre over the years, I have to admit that it is not one of my favourite genres. However, having read an adult book and watched the associated film with much the same premise, the story line has me intrigued.

      The title of the book also has me wondering a little, as ‘Feel Me Fall’ wouldn’t typically be considered good English surely? Perhaps there is a clue there about another angle to the story?

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and I hope that you have an enjoyable weekend. In the UK, this the August Bank Holiday weekend, so technically Monday is a holiday, although I am considering working!! 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      I know that not everyone has vicious and frightening nightmares like the narrator in these opening lines. However her observation about memories lingering and memory being a strange thing, is really oh! so true.

      Something will pop into my mind, a thought, an image, a piece of information and I will have no idea where it came from at that particular time, because my conscious thoughts are of something completely different and unrelated.

      Similarly, I can search my memory banks for someones name, or a piece of information, knowing I have it stored there, but unable to recall it at will. Then, when I have moved on to something else totally unrelated, the information I was originally searching for will suddenly come back to me almost randomly and push its way right to the front of my mind, until I act upon it and almost put it back to rest!

      The mind and brain really is an amazing piece of machinery when it keeps working as it should!

      Here in the UK, it is a long weekend for the August Bank Holiday, with Monday as an extra day off. The weather forecast is great too, but the resulting traffic jams will probably be horrendous, so not going too far from home sounds like a plan!

      Thanks for taking the time to blog hop over this week, it is always lovely to chat with you and enjoy your weekend 🙂

    • Hi Nikki,

      If you check out the link above to my ‘Mailbox Monday’ post, you willl see that James has written a quite short, yet very concise resume of his work to date, which shows him working and writing across a very mixed media platform, including film and television.

      That is not to say that I would be wanting to read all of the books he has written to date, as the element of fantasy is the strong thread running through all the story lines, and that is one genre I really just can’t seem to get to grips with.

      However, ‘Feel Me Fall’, has a premise and story line which caught my eye and immediately had me intrigued and wanting to know more. Fantasy with strong thriller undertones, is what I am hoping for from this book 🙂

      Thanks for visiting and I hope that things are okay with you right now. The glorious Bank Holiday sunshine can at least lift the spirit 🙂

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