This is the first draft of a novel which I have decided to publish on the blog chapter by chapter as a work in progress. Any comments, suggestions, etc will be much appreciated. It will only be up temporarily.
By the time we get to the house it is dark. The journey has been long and with the various complications, the medical necessities which rob anything of simplicity, make everything awkward fussy and embarrassing, interruptions and waiting for assistance. Caroline has been wonderful. Patient and loving, and occasionally tiger-ish whenever she feels that I am being mistreated in some way or ignored. She is careful to speak to me normally and not to lapse into the kind of carelessness which is almost unavoidable. She talks away and is attendant to my needs without ever patronising me. At first I think that she is doing this as a show.
John Bleasdale is a writer. His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, Il Manifesto, as well as CineVue.Com and theStudioExec.com. He has also written a number of plays, screenplays and novels.