Today’s excerpt isn’t from The Shadow Raven, but from a short story I’m writing for my little sister for Christmas.
“I made my choice. There’s no changing it.” Cordelia looked out the window over the sink, looking out at the beach outside. Waves crashed on the sand, and she was reminded of what she’d left behind. A tail. The ability to breathe underwater. A few good friends. A glittering underwater city. She brushed a piece of dark hair out of her face. “I’m going to go swimming.”
“Are you sure that’s a good idea?”
“I won’t try to go back. I promise. I just want to feel the water.”
James nodded, but there was a hint of concern on his face. “Be careful.”