This extract is taken from 'Stopover' one of 18 short stories in my collection 'The Mask and Other Stories' - "an intriguing, sensual and poignant portrayal of modern Irish women"available now in Ebooks. Hope you will read, like and review it!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
"Anne was a helpless romantic, hopelessly in love with the idea of romance. In the airline she saw it all around her. It was in the other hostesses' sparkling engagement rings, the pilots' gold-braided uniforms. From dreaming, breathing, anticipating romance, Anne had created her own romantic aura. With her creamy apple skin, her slender velvet-beribboned neck, her crowning-glory of jet black hair, she managed to suggest to the more artistic amongst her admirers, of a work by Romney, perhaps his portrait of a young Emma Hamilton, others of a more literary bent discerned in her a resemblance to Nabokov' 'Lolita'. So they never tired of telling her."