How long does this last? he wondered, spreading his broad hand across her belly. Inside his head, he heard her reply, closer than his own thoughts, As long as you want it to, and she looked at him with that unspoken answer in her smile.
This, from last August.... It's important I keep my finger on this pulse as I revise. It's taken a while, but I've discovered the theme of my book is touch and connections. I'm not sure how knowing theme matters when the thing is already manifested. I sure didn't think about it going in. Themes are funny things.They sneak in over time and one day, you flip back a shutter and there it is, a sleeping bat clinging to the wall, it's eyes scrunched shut and muttering "Good. She can't see me."
Not much of a reach for a stitcher, this tactile thing. There's just no denying it.