I have just completed the second draft of my next saga which is called Blue Moon. Just to give you a taster, it’s 1933 and Ruby Bateman works as a chambermaid in Warnes Hotel, Worthing. Her life is ordinary and uneventful until…
Ruby had reached room 40 and knocked the door. There was no answer so Ruby went in. The room was a tip and her heart sank. It was going to take some time to tidy all this. It looked as if the guest had thrown the whole of her wardrobe on the floor. A half packed case lay on the bed. Ruby tripped over a shoe as she walked in and found the matching pair on the dressing table. She began picking up dresses and putting them on the hangers in the wardrobe. The shoes went into a shoe rack. It was only as she reached the bed that Ruby noticed the blood. At first she struggled to comprehend what she was seeing. Had the guest started her monthlies in bed? She had come across that sort of thing before. Not very pleasant and embarrassing if she was in the room with the guest at any time, but an unavoidable fact of life. Yet something told her this was different. This was something more.
She heard a small moan coming from the direction of the bathroom and her heart immediately went into overdrive. ‘Who is there?’
There was no answer but she heard a distinct intake of breath. Ruby picked up her feather duster and walked towards the door. Quite what she was going to do with the feather duster, she didn’t know, but the long handle felt like something she could use to defend herself if necessary. Her heart was going like the clappers. Cautiously, she pushed open the bathroom door and gasped.
There’s a bit of long wait to find out what happens I’m afraid. It will be published in July 2015 and I’m hoping you will enjoy it.