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July 28, 2022

Gerard – The Illegal Immigrant.

Timonthy was thinking the same way. Imagining a life in which, after a suitable holiday just to make sure that he wasn’t being premature, he took Gerard home. He would probably marry him if he agreed, just to avoid the endless questions and confusion. It made him happy imagining introducing him in that way. It wouldn’t even matter to him if the marriage lasted, although […]

July 14, 2022

Gerald Reveals Some of the Truth

“I’ll pretend that’s an indication of how much you love me,” Timonthy said to keep the conversation light but he stored that in his mind. Gerard was threatening to become morose again. “I know we’ve only known each other two days but it did seem odd without you here,” Gerard admitted. Timonthy felt a yawning chasm within him open up. It was such a little […]

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 […]

February 10, 2022

Peter is expected

His tone and enthusiasm reassured him that Paris was untainted with the misery of wrongdoing. This relief made him feel unbowed, able to enjoy the view, the meal and the company. “We ought to move everything around the front again when we’ve finished eating,” Will said to Gerard. “Do you think that Peter will be in a rush?” Timonthy said. “He is never in a […]

November 29, 2021

Timon (Book 5) / Extract 18.

“I’m sorry,” Timonthy said. He had a sudden thought. He could see now that Gerard was not stupid but he was very far from interacting with his environment normally. It reminded him of another time: an evening in the week when Paris was young: six or seven. He picked up the phone and felt his heart sink as Stolid said, “Hi, it’s me.” Stolid never […]

November 15, 2021


I think my Web site hosted has vanished. I don’t know what this means for my site but in case it means it’s going to disappear soon I’d better give you a bit more of the story. I’m very depressed now. Everything was looking good but now I don’t know what to do but anyway please enjoy. Extract 17. He dropped them off along the […]

November 11, 2021

Book 5/16

They both looked transfixed for a moment staring upwards. The coastguard helicopter was travelling quite low overhead. It was an impressive sight, Timonthy acknowledged, but Gerard’s enthusiasm in particular seemed a bit overdone, almost childlike. Timonthy carried on dressing. He was disappointed. He liked the look of Gerard but he would find it hard to really appreciate a man without full mental capacity. Not that […]