She had voluminous cumulus hair, a small, ruddy, grey floating fleck of a nose. The contours of her aquiline face were etched in the darker curves of the cloud. There was a pink edge to her cloudy, swaying form that was slightly painful to look at. She was fading, her essence bleeding away into the sky, slipping from material reality, dissolving into another state. And then she was gone. Just clouds.
Bain, David (2013-11-16). Island Ghosts: A Will Castleton Adventure (Kindle Locations 170-174). . Kindle Edition.
David Bain’s Island Ghosts (on Goodreads, on Amazon) is a short story of just 3000 words that is just part of a series of books. I’ve had it in my Kindle library for a while, and just happened to choose it to meet the “takes place on an island” criteria for a reading challenge I am doing. Continue reading