As Stars Fall by Christie Nieman – Extract

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As Stars Fall


The light was strange. The darkness was a deep red, and there was a thickness between the stars. And the air was strange too. It had a bitter tang.

The curlew was waiting for her mate. Her hunger was growing. She smelled the air. She fled her feathers over the delicate eggs that lay on the ground beneath her, growing life from her warmth. Shifting her position, she smelled the air again.

The bush around the clearing had gone silent. The sounds of all the other animals had stopped soon after the bitter air came, except for one animal at the other side of the clearing. It made a slight whispering sound – movement, not voice. A daycreature. A human. Just one. It had made a nest out of sticks it carried with it, and a silk sheet-web over the top. It stayed inside its nest all the time…

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2 thoughts on “As Stars Fall by Christie Nieman – Extract

  1. loren

    Christie Nieman, can I just say that you are an incredible writer. As Stars Fall was such an intense and captivating book and overall just amazing. I absolutely love the way you write, every page gave me shivers. I just can’t express enough how much your book opened my eyes and changed the way I look at life, I can’t thank you enough. After reading the book I then discovered that this was your first and only novel, I then decided that I definitely needed to include this when when I wrote to you! I hope that you write more, because I can’t wait to read your writing πŸ™‚ Reading your book always made my day.
    Anyway, thank you for writing such a masterpiece,
    Loren πŸ™‚

    1. christienieman Post author

      Hi Loren,

      Thank you so much for your beautiful response to As Stars Fall. You made MY day. Great to know there are such appreciative readers out there – it’s great incentive to keep writing, which I certainly will. Thank you.

      All the best,


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