The Book of You; Claire Kendal
Harper - 2014
Week One - The Spinning Girl
" It is you. Of course it is you. Always it is you. Someone is catching up to me, and I turn and see you. I'd known it would be you, but still I loose my footing on the frozen snow. I stagger up. There are patches of wet on the knees of my stockings. My mittens are soaked through.
Any sensible person would be at home on such an icy morning if he had a choice in the matter, but not you. You are out, taking a little stroll. You are reaching to steady me, asking if I'm okay, but I step away, managing not to unbalance myself again.
I know you must have been watching me since I left my house. I can't stop myself from asking you what you're doing here, though I know your answer won't be the true one."
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