The story of Peter Abelard’s affair with and love for Heloise has become legendary. But why did Heloise deny the marriage? Why did she go to the convent of Argenteuil at Peter Abelard's urging? Gilles de Cyenville is fascinated by Abelard and Abelard’s writings. He seeks to speak to Peter Abelard who lives in the Abbey of Saint-Denis. Gilles de Cyenville uncovers the truth. France, 1118.
London, 1939. War with Germany is approaching and a snow storm rages as an elderly Scottish politician boards the night sleeper train. But this is unlike any other journey he's ever done, or will do again!
Jimmy had arrived recently from the Pacific islands of Kiriwati. Then he starts working in a building site in the island of Cambria where he met another boy, two years older Dave, who shows a proverbial bulge in his trousers. Then, after some days of Dave wooing Jimmy, they passed their first night together in the single bed of a rent room. The day after, they had a conversation that is the stuff of this story.
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel 'Angel and me have never been intimate. Except that once...' Venice, 1894. The Scourge of Europe have fled Rome and The Immortal. Spike and Angelus make it back from a night of slaughter to find the house empty. To pass the time, they drink wine, play cards and get into an argument with a rather interesting conclusion.
"Every interaction was an opportunity to impress him, to teach him, to care for him. To make him love me. I wondered, in that moment, whether we could ever maintain a healthy relationship, or if I’d continue down a one way street of unrequited love."
When unrequited love occupies the largest part of your mind, it spills into your dreams. Charlie is the perfect boy, but he's an ocean apart even when in arm's reach. Oni is the story of a young man's unfulfilled romance and its manifestation in a world of Japanese mythology.
Following graduation and a double wedding, joined by their younger brothers, the newlyweds honeymoon in Europe. Upon their return, the younger teens start high school, but then tragedy strikes, bringing all Naptown Tales characters home for a final farewell. (June - August, 2010)
This is the 28th and final story in the Naptown Tales series, which can also be found at Awesome Dude and Nifty. Please see the Introduction for important background info.
When Andy learnt that he had inherited a house, he didn't think much of it. That was until he realised just what the house had been hiding for all these years. With the help of Neil, the local historian - come - handyman, will Andy find the courage to change this self-destructive pattern he's in or will the pressure become to much for him?
A young man wakes to find himself in a life that defies everything he ever deemed possible... Is he able to leave his old life behind and accept his new life in a world that makes little sense and offers to break him at every turn?