Kate and the Wisewoman — # 37
I will be progressively posting chapters from my YA novel, Kate and the Wisewoman but publishing it behind the Medium.com paywall. Everyone has a certain number of monthly free reads behind the paywall; however, I am offering my followers free reading of the novel — if you are a follower and would like a ‘friend link’ emailed to you each week, send me an email, with the subject ‘KATE’, to email@example.com and I will add you to a distribution list. There will be a new chapter each week.
Here is a teaser for chapter thirty-seven:
Several times Kate tripped on roots along the forest path, not seeing them clearly because of the rain or because of the tears in her eyes, or both. She had scratches on her face from branches she had walked into and her left knee hurt from an earlier fall. Her boots and cape were wet and covered in mud. It was three days after her mother’s death.
The rain grew heavier and there were flashes of lightning, barely visible through the dense foliage. Under a large tree, Kate dropped her backpack and her bow and quiver and almost fell onto the wet ground.