By Padgett Powell
A set of five items through Padgett Powell plus an excerpt of the approaching You & Me to be released at first as an Ecco Solo brief book.
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That made me move. ” I almost flew across the room, intending to pull him bodily away. He stole one last massive gulp, then straightened. By the time I crossed the room, he’d laid Mrs Curtis back in her bed with that remarkable tenderness. He was a good foot taller than me, broad and imposing, but I shoved past him in my haste. He stepped gracefully aside, as if he’d meant to move all along. I bent over Mrs Curtis, checking her monitors and her IV, placing my fingers under her chin. Her pulse was weak, irregular, but still there.
You have a choice to make. Normally this is done by thesanguis who sired you. ” Rachel’s lids drooped shut. Gabriel shook her hard. ” He sounded desperate, even to his own ears. Her eyes fluttered open, but they didn’t focus. ” Gabriel asked. ” Ever since Paul’s death Rachel had been asking herself that question. Up until now the answer had always been the same – no. But that was before she’d met Gabriel. He reminded her that she was indeed alive. She glanced at the St Michael’s medal in her hand.
Page 52 He let me go, watching as intently as I’d come to expect. “Now you look alive,” he murmured with satisfaction. I pivoted to check my reflection, and was shocked at my own appearance. My hair was loose and wild as it had never been, my eyes sparkling, my lips swollen. I looked like a woman who had been thoroughly kissed, and as different from my usual prim self as could be. I would have blamed Micah for that, but when I turned back, he was gone. As surely as if he had never been. My hands were shaking as I scooped up the scattered pins from my hair, and I pulled my hair up so tightly that it made me wince.