Ships in the Night
24 Jul 2020
Not for the first time, I got sad thinking about my Angel-Mother. Sometimes, when Da cried, I was too scared to ask him what was wrong, and Auntie Jenny would say:
“He’s just missing yer Ma.”
I didn’t understand for a while. But now I was seven, so I did, and I wondered if it was possible to miss somebody I never met.
A little girl with copper hair takes a walk on the beach with her Da.
Featuring lyrics to "Ships" by Barry Manilow woven through the narrative.
- Part 1 of Ships in the Night
07 Aug 2020
Claire straightened her jacket and followed Mrs. Graham out of the kitchen and through the hallway.
Standing near the front door was a tall, beautiful girl with a wild mane of bright copper hair. She couldn’t have been older than seventeen or eighteen. Her ears stuck out through her curls just a little. Her eyes were slanted like a cat, but it was their color that truly caught her off guard.
*They're exactly the same as mine.*
A young woman with copper hair visits the Reverend Wakefield's home to speak to a Claire Randall.
- Part 2 of Ships in the Night
11 Sep 2020
Murtagh had been right about her eyes.
Jamie, great, large man that he was, collapsed to his knees with a thud, never for a moment tearing his eyes away from her.
A baby girl with copper hair meets her father for the first time.
- Part 3 of Ships in the Night