The sea gulls taunted me with their freedom.
They had it and I didn’t. And they could fly anywhere, but no, they had to show off, shrieking at me as they cruised alongside the boat.
— the opening lines from my upcoming novel, “Nikki White: Polar Extremes” (Nikki #3) … final edits are under way!!
Caption: Off the coast of South Africa near Dyer Island, aka “Shark Alley,” the setting for the first chapter of “Nikki White: Polar Extremes”