“A Natural Attraction” is Pete’s latest tale and while it’s longer than his usual stories, and it doesn’t feature one of his famous twists, it’s another example of this excellent author’s ability to get inside your head.
*Trigger Warning*: I don’t want to reveal any spoilers, but please be aware that this story does include some dark social issues that could be distressing to some readers.
This is all fifteen parts of my most recent fiction serial, in one post.
It is a long read, at 19,675 words.
*Some adult content later, and potential triggers.*
Roxanne was going to try to do her make up for the second time. The floods of tears had ruined her first attempt, so she had cleaned it all off. Staring at her unadorned face in the mirror, eyes red and puffy, she had to wonder where all those years had gone. But there was little time to reflect this morning. The cars would be here soon, and there were people waiting quietly downstairs, their muffled muttering drifting up from the room below. She sniffed loudly, and reached for the foundation.
The teenage Roxanne McCarthy had been something of a catch. Her straw-coloured bob made her stand out from the crowd, and her curves caught the eye of all the…
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