Arthur transitioned seamlessly from the dull and dusty world of accounts to the quiet of home retirement. Prudence the cat purred her approval, but Maggie was determined to fill his time with trivial domestic tasks that had until then remained happily undone.
“Enter a competition,” she had suggested, and so he did.
That was weeks ago, and now he marched steadily behind his Jaguar XV-5 mower. His inch-perfect lines and symmetrical shading would surely deliver the winning points.
Mopping his brow at the finish, Arthur glanced back; then froze at the sight of a solitary blade, waving his defeat.
Tim is a blogger and author based near Windsor in the UK.
His latest book is Guardians at the Wall, published in June 2021. This follows the completion of five-book series, A Light in the Dark Ages, with Arthur Rex Brittonum in 2020. This is preceded by Arthur Dux Bellorum (2019); Uther's Destiny (2018); Ambrosius: Last of the Romans (2017) and Abandoned (second edition 2018).
Other titles include: Devil Gate Dawn, published in 2016, a tense post-Brexit political/crime thriller; Postcards from London (short stories)and Thames Valley Tales (short stories); The Adventures of Charly Holmes; Charly & The Superheroes and Charly in Space (children's book series).
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