Tag: #Wheelofeight

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 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 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 […]

March 9, 2022

The Journey

“Peter’s place is like a castle,” Gerard interjected into this void of contemplation. It roused them a little. “I can’t wait to see it,” Paris said enthusiastically. “I always get annoyed when I see castles without roofs being allowed to slowly slip into decay. I presume Peter’s castle has got a roof and is basically habitable.” “Yes, very habitable,” Gerard said.  “He’s only recently taken […]

February 24, 2022

Going to Scotland

“Can you carry on bringing everything over? I’ll get inside and try to arrange everything so it doesn’t get damaged on the journey,” Will said as he saw them. They worked quietly and efficiently, aware of Peter’s eyes upon them. After a while he seemed to shake off the thought that was absorbing him and he joined in the work. In spite of Will’s anticipation […]

February 17, 2022

Peter Arrives

Lizzie and Timonthy exchanged looks of caution. Gerard’s leg pushed against Timonthy’s. He thought it was a warning until he looked at Gerard’s face and saw it was more of an unseen embrace. Perhaps he was feeling a little tense too and in need of reassurance. Lizzie and Paris were distracted by the new arrival so his hand provided what reassurance it could in the […]