By Helen Humphreys
Encouraged via the lifetime of Julia Margaret Cameron, Afterimage is the daring and provocative tale of Annie Phelan, a maid in the house of Isabel and Eldon Dashell. Isabel is experimenting with the hot medium of images, and is electrified through Annie, who turns into her muse. the 2 shape a detailed courting, but if Eldon devises his personal plans for the younger maid, Annie approximately loses herself, till catastrophe unearths her energy over the Dashells’ paintings and hearts.
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It's done fuck–all good. Tommy's persistent though. – Tell us Mark. Ah want tae ken. But then, when ye think aboot it, mibbe mates, whae've stuck by ye through thick n thin, usually fuckin thin, deserve at least an attempt at an explanation, if the counsellors/thought poliS get one. Ah launch intae a spiel. Ah feel surprisingly good, calm and clear, talkin aboot it. – Ah don't really know, Tam, ah jist dinnae. It kinday makes things seem mair real tae us. Life's boring and futile. We start oaf wi high hopes, then we bottle it.
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