Happy weekend, Snippetteers! I have just returned from a week in Wales camping and hiking. Had a great time, but the last day the winds were so strong they snapped one of my tent poles. Got it repaired in a local shop, but then it snapped again in a different place, so I just had to anchor the tent down with extra pegs and reduce its size so it would stay up for the last night. Set off at 6am to drive home and was home by 10.30am so at least I have most of the day to sort out all the gear and spring the animals from prison! I also have time to catch up reading last week’s snips and post a new one.
Here’s more from The Power of Will. Tyler thinks about William and realises their lovers had the same name.
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My chest tightened as I imagined what it would have been like in those days. There were still people who pointed the finger now, but on the whole it wasn’t difficult. I’d held Pete’s hand in the street, we’d cuddled in the park, danced together in clubs and bars not only for gay couples, and others had barely given us a second glance. How would we have lived if our relationship had to remain secret? If we couldn’t show each other affection in front of others? If our families hadn’t known about us?
“Pete, Peter—hah, what a coincidence!” William and I had both been in love with a Peter. “I’m talking to myself again. Damn, I need to get a life.” I closed the journal, deciding I’d read enough for the moment. William’s life hadn’t been a happy one and I didn’t want to make myself even more sad for him that day.
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