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  1. Public Bookmark 30

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    Almost a year after their return to England, Francis Crozier is tired of London society and tired of fighting an inexplicable restlessness. When given the chance to move to a seaside cottage with his former Second, James Fitzjames, how can he refuse?

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    28 Feb 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 4

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    James is at the corner of the desk closest to Francis, looking down at the thinning head of hair. His pulse comes quickly, nerves fluttering. They are at the ends of the earth and it emboldens him, the thought of a court martial, a hanging, so far from them here.

     

     

     

    “Do you remember that you called me beautiful?” He asks before he can change his mind.

     

    An incremental nod, and the absence of eye contact. “I - thought I had recalled. Something to that effect.”
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    James makes a second visit to his First near the end of Francis's withdrawal, seeking comfort and clarity. Things happen. Part 2 of my True Dark series, on-going.

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    27 Feb 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 43

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    As the saved Expedition prepares to move on, Francis Crozier chooses his road home. A sequel to Stories Yet To Tell.

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    20 Feb 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 16

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    “The loss of a ship is a small price to pay for the completion of the Passage, wouldn’t you say?” James said, employing his best smile. Make it look easy, make it look painless, and people would gladly follow you—he’d learnt that early on.

    “Well I’d not thought to see it,” said Sir John, looking between the two of them. “If both of you are of one mind, there must be some truth to it. Very well.” He clapped his hands together. “Francis, James, the two of you can figure out the logistics. I’ll inform the men after David Young’s funeral service. Begin preparations immediately.”

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    18 Feb 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 4

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    "Help me out of it, Francis." But then, things are a bit different.

    Short-ish glimpses of the long way home for our favourite frozen sailors.

    Title from the song by All Them Witches

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    15 Feb 2021