Timon of London and Bath (Book 5)
I had a little break from typing (see previous blogs for full story) and read Book 5. Book 4 & 5 I printed out small and stuck them into little notebooks. It’s a fun way of imagining your books are published.
Book 5 (or shall I call it by its provisional title of Timon of London and Bath) was an interesting experiment for me. When I started writing it I never intended that it would become a book. I just wanted to know what would happen to the characters in Book 2 and Book 3 after those stories had ended.
So I started with a question and kept writing…and writing…and writing. I have never done this before – started from the beginning and carrying on to the end with no diversions, no time out, no idea where I was going.
When I re-read Timon, I couldn’t even remember how the ending had gone. Even I was surprised how it had ended up. I’m not sure it will stay like that after editing so I will share it now as it may never see the light of day again.
“He felt a tug on his hand, a slight prising of his fingers. Gerald smiled at him and held his hand. Timonthy felt uncomfortable. He had spent so much of his life trying to fit in, and now this simple action was like a shouted declaration. He could choose to wriggle out of it or to accept it. Old habits die hard, he was tempted but one look at Gerald’s understanding smile and he swiftly embraced him. With a slight flush on his face they separated and walked back along the road, hand in hand.”
I know the place that this happened. It will always be a special place for me. It might be sentimental but after all that had happened in the book it fits and I love a happy ending – because after all the ending is just a snapshot of time. The story never ends.
By Aaron D.Key