Fire in the Mountain (4)


Set against the backdrop of an erupting volcano on New Zealand’s North Island, Lana wrestles with her recent grief, for survival on the mountain and her future with a man whose past she was once part of.  Woven through her narrative is Alfred’s story and the theft of war medals, and which Lana finds herself enmeshed in, further threatening her life.  Follow Lana as she tries to extricate herself from not only the mountain but her past.

Welcome to the fourth snippet of Fire in the Mountain

She wondered what had gone through Paul’s mind when he looked at her and saw tiny lines at the corners of her eyes.  Of course she had noticed them on his face but it was different for blokes.  It gave him an authoritative look – something she had no wish for her own lines to convey.  And of course his stubble disguised any feathering on his face.  She raised a hand to her cheek and with her fingertips gently dragged at the skin below her eyes fleshing away any signs of aging.  Did he search for the sixteen year old girl he had loved?  Did he wonder where she was and what she had become?  He had appeared at ease, infuriatingly so and she scolded herself as she remembered her blush and stutter.


About lilyennis

Author, artist, martial artist, flautist, and cat fanatic. I live in Thames, NZ with four beautiful orange tabbies, a seal Siamese, a cockatoo and a husband. When I'm not agonising over my writing I'm Scottish Country Dancing or visiting art galleries and art trails with friends. I have been vegan since December 2013 and am loving it!

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