May 19, 2022

Arrival at Peter’s plac

“Oh, he’s turning off the main road,” Paris said. “Thank God. I really need a break.” “Shall I take over driving?” Lizzie said. “I could drive quite happily now,” Timonthy offered. “I think we can assume there is nothing wrong with me now especially since I had that coffee and I’m more inclined to stay awake.” “I’ll pull over quickly, if you’re sure. We’ll catch […]

May 12, 2022

Timon of Bath

Almost there and it’s raining “No we didn’t: just a quick stop to swop drivers. I’ll phone Will up and suggest it,” Paris said. “Then we can get an update on how long we’ve got.” She had that annoying half a conversation and put her phone down. “At least another hour, Peter says, so he’s happy to stop for a quick drink. We’re getting off […]

May 5, 2022

MM story. Last stretch to Scotland to find an Uncle?

Gerard grinned and managed to look even more like a pirate: he just needed a rope in one hand and a sword in the other, Timonthy thought. At least he had recovered his composure. “I suppose we had better go downstairs then,” Gerard suggested. “Gerard,” Timonthy held out his hand to stop him leaving. “I don’t want you to think I’m going to try and […]

April 28, 2022

Timon of Bath and London; Scotland is on again!

He had his hand on the handle wondering whether he would get out if it had been locked from the outside, but the door handle moved just as he rested his hand on it. Gerard’s face peered round the opening with an unconcerned smile. “Hello,” he said. “You’re up, and ready?” Timonthy stepped back into the room and sat heavily on a nearby armchair. “I […]

April 21, 2022

Timon of Bath and London – The Bridal Suite

“I’d rather not be alone if I had the choice,” Timonthy said. Why he was reluctant to show any enthusiasm? Was it just to protect him from potential claims of being too pushy? No, although that was sometimes in his mind: he knew honestly it was because if he showed enthusiasm and then he was rejected it would make it feel so much worse. He […]

April 14, 2022

Conversations by the Fire Place

“What was it like travelling in the lorry?” he asked. He worried that it would remind her of sitting next to Will and being happy but being instantly commanded to be entertaining always had the effect of emptying his mind. “I really liked it,” Lizzie said wistfully. “The feeling of being above all the other traffic, being removed from the troubles of the world.” She […]

April 7, 2022

The Night – Lizzie is trouble

He was trying very hard not to get his hopes up too much but as she said, it looked more likely than it had done in the last few days that they would find Stolid. No! He was trying to live in the present. His skin was warm next to the fire and his stomach was content and full. Gerard’s smile lay across him like […]

March 31, 2022

Still the Hotel

“I followed my employer out there. I thought it would be an adventure,” Gerard laughed. “And I was running away from God. Stupid really, I ended up in his playground. Anyway I didn’t mean to dwell on that. I didn’t mind it while it lasted. At least there seemed to be a point to life. I knew what my role was. It’s just since I […]

March 23, 2022

The Hotel – and Food

Peter’s eyes didn’t focus suddenly. Instead they closed and then quickly opened. He shook his head and laughed, “I am more tired than a man ought to be with another four or five hours of driving to go. What would you say to the idea of staying here tonight? I don’t want to disappoint you but at this rate Stolid will be well asleep by […]

March 17, 2022

The Hotel

The only really out of place vehicle was Peter’s lorry but he walked as if he owned the place which made it seem alright somehow. “What are we doing here?” Timonthy asked confused. “I booked us in for dinner,” Peter said. “It’s alright here. I came here once with my wife. We had a nice time so I thought it would do to give us […]