… it’s not often my ‘umble Blog gets included in the Best of Blog Tours… so here’s a splendid opportunity to catch up with one of my dear friends, Author Maria Savva…
Excerpt from ‘Delusion and Dreams’
The book, Delusion and Dreams, contains a short story titled ‘Delusion and Dreams’; it’s a story told in four parts.
This excerpt comes from ‘Delusion and Dreams – Part III’
These days, Frances only went to the best hairdressers. She always ironed her hair, and wore contact lenses instead of glasses. For herself and the children, only designer clothes would do. Nothing less. Yes, on the outside, all appeared perfect. Her inner turmoil remained an invisible burden she kept from people she met. Even from her closest friends. Not that she had any close friends. Most of them were acquaintances, at best; other mothers she’d met at her children’s schools. There was Shirley—a girl she used to know at college—but Frances always made an excuse every time she invited her to meet up. She couldn’t get over the fact that Shirley had known her back then; back when she was that girl everyone used to make fun of. It felt like there was a brick wall she couldn’t get past. Whenever Shirley phoned her, or popped over to the house for a chat, Frances seized up, became a different person. Perhaps, she mused, that was why she’d drifted away from all her high school and college friends—even Nina, her best friend. Without having to see them, she could choose to forget the difficult years, reinvent herself
without judgement, and try to mend her heart.
The thoughtless throwaway comments of that one boy twenty years ago, left a scar in her psyche, deeper than an ocean, it seemed. People had no idea of the power their words could hold.
Twelve stories of betrayal, greed, revenge, deception, dreams, and courage.
We all struggle to find our way. What you see isn’t necessarily all there is. This collection takes you into the grey area, because the world is never just black and white.
Life is all about perspective. One person’s delusion is another person’s dream.
The collection includes five bonus stories
Maria Savva lives and works in London. She studied Law at Middlesex University and The College of Law. She is a lawyer, although not currently practising law. She writes novels and short stories in different genres, including drama, psychological thriller, and family saga. Many of her books and stories are inspired by her years working as a lawyer, although she has not written a courtroom drama to date. Her most recent novel is Haunted, a crime fiction/psychological thriller. You can find out more about her work at her official website: mariasavva.com
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