‘Crossed Wires’ follows ‘Left Luggage’ and ‘Juxtaposition’ in the series. All stories published as part of the ‘A gay brief encounter’ series are made available for Kindle and sold exclusively on Amazon.
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In this brief encounter, Jupiter returns from a spiritual retreat and is reconnecting with ‘civilisation’, friends and family. Through the process of making a mobile phone purchase, Jupiter meets Lenny, with whom he makes a strong connection. However, a mistake over mobile phone numbers leads Jupiter to unwittingly place himself in danger. When he is seriously assaulted and left in a coma, Lenny is suspected of the crime.
Only Monica, Lenny’s colleague, has the means to save him from being accused and imprisoned; thing is, she doesn’t know what she knows.
Please note, the assault is not described on page, just referred to.
This little story has a slightly surreal quality; that’s just the way it came out. In my mind’s eye, the scenes were like the beads of the mala, falling through my fingers one by one. That may account for the style and the feeling I was left with.
As always, feedback is appreciated.