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London – June 19th, 1988
Friends seem to be taking over my life at the moment. I had to sit in on Phil’s disciplinary hearing at Selfridges on Friday. The guy is in bits over being suspended. He may be a few years younger than me, but I feel as if he’s treating me as he would his dad. I do feel sorry for him, but there’s not much I can do other than sit in on his hearing and try and support him as best I can. This has to be the first time that a younger man is looking up to me as a ‘dad’ figure. It’s a bizarre feeling.
Meanwhile, the friendship between Nigel and I continues to blossom. He’s become such a close friend in such a short period of time. We’ve had so much fun going out together and ‘eyeing’ up the talent on offer. We even got asked if we were a couple, which made us burst out laughing. There’s nothing sexual between us. Just two young gay men looking for fun and having a great time.
Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for my friendship with Stephen and Kev. They asked me to consider moving from Grassmere Road again, but I’ve told them that I’ve no intention of doing so. Now they’ve started to ignore me. I even tried approaching them when I bumped into them this evening, but they turned and walked away. Thank goodness Nigel was there when it happened. It was a horrible feeling, and he told me to forget about them as they were nothing but ‘negativity’ which nobody needs in their life. Good advise, I think.
Welcome to this new feature for 2018 on Hugh’s Views and News. In this feature, I’ll be sharing snippets from my diary of 1988. We’ll also take a trip in Hugh’s Music Time machine to hear some songs from the 1980s which have been chosen by some specially invited guests.
This week my guest is the author, writer, and blogger, Richard M. Ankers. Richard is another guest who has appeared on my blog before. In August 2017, Richard’s book, The Eternals, was my book recommendation of the month. Click here to read the post.
Click here to by The Eternals.
Richard was born in rural Yorkshire, England. After winning an Authonomy Gold Medal, Richard began to publish the writings he had squirrelled away for many years.
Author of The Eternals Trilogy, a dark fantasy extravaganza, Richard is lucky enough to have had his writing published in many anthologies and magazines of repute.
Like many of us writers, Richard says that there will never be enough hours in his lifetime to put all the words he wishes down on paper.
Richard is currently on a blogging break. He’s taking his time away from blogging to concentrate on editing and writing a new book, The Theatre Of The Moon. During this time, he’s also put together a little side project, while drinking his morning coffee, which has already hit thirty thousand words! It just goes to prove that blogging breaks really can work.
Connect with Richard
WordPress Blog: https://richardankers.com
Amazon Author: http://author.to/RichardAnkers
Facebook Author: https://www.facebook.com/richardmankers
Creativia Landing Page: http://www.creativia.org/yorkshire-author-richard-m-ankers.html
Richard’s song choice is ‘It’s Over‘ by Level 42,
Released in 1987, ‘It’s Over‘ was the band’s fourth single from the album ‘Running In The Family.’ The single was only ever released in the UK and Ireland, where it made it to number 10 in the UK, and number three in Ireland. Thanks for the excellent song choice, Richard.
Back in June 1988, my friendship with Stephen and Kev seemed to be all over. Do you have a favourite song that is connected to something coming to an end or which has ended? Share a link to it in the comments.
Next week, an old-flame reappears on the scene. Will I be jumping up and down that he’s back, or avoiding him like the plaque? Click here to find out.
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