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    Names of endurance, names of devotion,
    street names and place names and all the names
    of our dark heaven crackling in their pan.
    It’s a bed of straw, darling. It sure as shit is.
    If there was one thing I could save from the fire,
    he said, the broken arms of the sycamore,
    the eucalyptus still trying to climb out of the yard —
    your breath on my neck like a music that holds
    my hands down, kisses as they burn their way
    along my spine — or rain, our bodies wet,
    clothes clinging arm to elbow, clothes clinging
    nipple to groin — I’ll be right here. I’m waiting.

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  1. Public Bookmark 4

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    “It’s not much,” John says as he follows Henry into the attic room he’s taken for them for the weekend.

    “No,” Henry says, stepping toward the former window, the blue-lace-edged curtain lifted in on the salt breeze. “It’s wonderful.” He presses up on locked elbows to thrust his face into the cool, generous light of early afternoon. A few blocks of slanting roofs and chimney blocks curve away down the hill and, beyond that, the sea. A silvery undulation of chipped light; the distant, slow beat of the surf. A chill salt scent. Henry inhales deeply.

    “I’d thought to find something more… spacious,” John continues. He’s truly embarrassed, Henry realizes, turning to see the tall man with his hands clasped before him, head slightly ducked. He closes the window and turns, taking John’s face in his hands and tilting up to kiss him.

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    18 Jan 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 6

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    He wasn’t struck much, as a child. The odd spanking, here and there; raps over the knuckles at the Charitable School. He’d never seen anyone whipped as hard as Mister Hickey was, but even seeing Hickey’s buttocks bleeding and his lips split with biting back screams, he could not suppress his covetousness. How did it feel to be struck like that? Did the pain blind one to everything else, or was a man still sensible to the humiliation of being exposed in that way before all the men and officers?

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    12 Jan 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 3

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    Crozier takes an interest in Hartnell staying on the straight and narrow. For some reason logicked out through captainly delegation of duty, this makes him Blanky’s responsibility.

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    10 Jan 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 10

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    The ship buzzes with the energy of the day and the added Terror crew members, and as John readies himself for bed, he never expects that Henry would be bold enough to slip into his cabin, uninvited.

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    28 Dec 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 11

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    They’ve been home a month when it finally happens. He’s sitting on the settee with a book in his lap and Harry resting on his shoulder, feeling certain for the first time in over a year that no harm will befall either of them.

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    16 Dec 2020