A Gaslamp Fantasy novel
Daniel is a young writer living in London in the year 1869. After falling ill with consumption, he strives to complete the piece he's been writing: a collection of stories for his deceased lover Helena. Death comes closer and after an argument with his wife Rebecca, Daniel finds himself in an opium-induced coma. When he awakens, however, it's not in the world he once remembered. Helena is alive and well and the landscapes and villages from his stories have become reality. For a short while, he feels at peace trapped within the pages of his mind with the woman he once loved, neither having to fear Death. But there's a darkness on the horizon creeping closer. Daniel soon realizes that not everyone in this world is as hospitable as they seemed. The deeper he falls into his dream, the more he realizes that there's less hope for waking up and that Death in his fantasy may be more vicious than in reality. Awakening is his only chance for survival against the shadows in his mind. What he needs to understand, however, is that waking up means closing the book and losing Helena forever. It's his choice to give in to Death or finally learn to let her go.
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easteri'm in the back of the car, sucking my chlorine hair and watching with sleepy eyes out the window. brown dirt is soon ochre and we are nowhere in particular yet. we are going to the atheton tablelands for easter. i fall into a broken sleep on my sister's warm shoulder and when i wake up we are there.easter by Pretty-As-A-Picture
it is nighttime and my cousin is only still a baby and she cries from inside the house (which is really only a very large shed). out of the car the air is like freezer air but fresh and crisp like cold water. my eyes become wide at the rolling of the hills around us, the living green they are, the horse paddocks, the shapely trees. there is a loud, insistent buzzing of myriad thumbnail sized insects slamming themselves against us, and walls, towards the light. they scare me and i go inside, under blankets. i am still tired and softly i ease back into sleep on a mattress on the floor.
when i wake up i am the only one awake, even the sun is still sleeping. when i'm the only one awake i like
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