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Sunday, 13 March 2011

Sunday Snippet

Sunday comes around once more. I am back home and here is a snippet from 'Miss Mary Pask', one of the stories in 'The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton' - just to keep you a little on edge ........

'I ought to have shut the window when the first gust came. I might have known there would soon be another, fiercer one. It came now, slamming back the loose-hinged lattice, filling the room with the noise of the sea and with wet swirls of fog, and dashing the other candle to the floor. The light went out ........'
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12 comments:

T Opdycke said...

I really like the atmosphere Edith Wharton created. I'm crazy about descriptive writing. It puts me in the scene with all five senses alert.

Welcome back to the blogosphere. I hope you're time away was rejuvenating.

Spangle said...

ooh! This passage is so full of anticipation.

I'm glad to see you back on the blogosphere. I have missed your posts!

aguja said...

Thank you both! The weather was awful, but The Dubliners Concert was great ... and my husband managed to speak with two of them afterwards, which made his trip extra special.

And I love descriptive prose.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

A warm welcome back to blogland!
Your blog is such a pleasure to visit and read. I like the warmth you radiate here. Have a sweet Sunday. Trust you were able to replenish your energy during your blogging-break away. Who doesn't enjoy reading verses from Edith Wharton?;-) xx

aguja said...

Thank you for such a lovely comment. I am glad that you enjoy visiting. Yes, I replenished my energy ... and I am delighted to have discovered Edith Wharton. I find her ability with the written word, amazing.

Olga said...

Descriptive writing always fascinates me, because I have a totally different way of constructing images; a more emotional one. I'm so glad you have more opportunities for blogging these days.

Melissa Sarno said...

ooh, this is a cliffhanger of a snippet. Hope everything turns out okay for this character who should have shut the window...

aguja said...

Thank you Olga and Melissa. It does, but there is a twist to it.

Style, She Wrote said...

Love this bit -- "filling the room with the noise of the sea". xo style, she wrote

Linda said...

i so appreciated your lovely comments today, thank you so much... i have looked everywhere for your email but cannot find it...can you resend to me? there's a link on my blog for my email...

this has a sense of foreboding i feel palpably tonight as i watch the news about the reactors, shuddering to think...
xoxox

aguja said...

Style, I loved those words, too.
Linda - I will contact you xx

Angela said...

somewhere in time I have heard of Edith Wharton but the snippets you are giving us make me want more. I will be reading her soon!