A lonely man in his late thirties living an average life of missed
opportunities and regrets especially regarding the opposite sex, dies
in a plane crash somewhere over the English channel. When he awakens in
a subdued and bizarre subconscious state, he is granted by the powers
that be a second chance to spend a day with the two women in his life
who made an impact on his heart. Yet never had the courage to let go of
his social fears and inhibitions and act upon his natural instincts and
desires at the time of meeting them.
The first part of the book takes place over one day in the awe
inspiring Gothic city of Edinburgh in 2004. When our hero meets Alex on
a bus. A beautiful young tourist girl from the Czech Republic. They
embark upon a magical one day adventure around the city together. Only
the more time our hero spends with his new love interest, the more her
hidden secrets and real intentions for being in the city come to
The second part takes place in the late eighties. Our hero wakes up
back in high school upon the gorgeous tropical Island of Cyprus. Here
he is granted the second chance to meet Sarah. The pretty and athletic
tomboy. Who steels his heart while helping each other deal with school
bullies, army brat life, dark troubles at home, all in one magical
summers day adventure, both young lovers will never forget.
'So at school, did you ever fancy any of
your teachers?' I asked, re-igniting our conversation from earlier. Alex, with
her arms spread out behind her back and supporting her upper body on the grass,
glanced at me with a very confused look.
'You know, like have a crush on or find
Alex continued to stare at me blankly.
'Did you want to kiss any of your
teachers?' I said blatantly spelling it out.
Alex chuckled. 'Are you kidding me? All
my teachers were as old as the Earth.' She shivered with an over reactive
gesture and shook her head in disgust. She then turned back to face me with a
'But I'm guessing you did since you
brought this up.'
'As a matter of fact I did, yeah, when I
was around nine, now that I come to think about it.'
'Nine!' Alex looked shocked.
'Yeah, I had the biggest crush on my
primary school teacher, ever.'
'I remember how I'd always be the first
one to volunteer to do anything for her in class whenever she asked me, like
cleaning off the chalk from the black board or collecting everyone's homework
and staying behind after class to help tidy up.'
Alex playfully pinched my cheek like a
little kid. 'Oh, that is so cute and sweet of you, Liam.'
'Yeah well, it gets better. Eventually I
found out that the bitch was married, and it nearly broke my little
Alex started laughing, almost choking in
'And from that point onwards I just
became such a little shit to her in class.'
Alex continued to smile and shook her
'Always playing up. I stole her stapler
a few times then sneakily wrote rude words on her blackboard before she arrived
to class. I started throwing pens, paper, pencils at the other kids around
class or whatever I could find whenever she wasn't looking. I was pretty sneaky
'Wow! What a little shit you were, Liam.
So what kind of rude words did you write on her blackboard?'
'Too rude to share with a cheeky Czech
tomboy like you.'
'I'm the cheeky one now.' She smiled. 'Hey,
can I ask, what is the difference between sneaky and cheeky?'
I chuckled as a crazy thought entered my
'Well, I think I do, but I'm sure
everyone has different interpretations.'
I stood to my feet immediately and held
out my hand.
'What, what are you doing? More
Alex took my hand and I pulled her onto
her feet. We were standing close now, only a few inches apart.
'Okay. Now close your eyes.'
She gave me a suspicious glare and
grinned. 'No, I don't trust you, you might do something bad.'
'What like steel your camera.'
'What are you going to do?'
'I'm going to show you the difference
between cheeky and sneaky.'
'Why don't you just tell me?'
'Because it's more fun this way,' I said
with a sly grin.
She paused in thought for a long moment
before letting out a deep sigh. Finally she closed her eyes.
The adrenaline surged through my veins.
I couldn't believe I was about to actually try this. I had no idea where this
mischievous playful thought had come from, but it was too late to stop it now,
I had acted in the moment, so I had to go through with it.
'Okay, so this is cheeky.'
I leaned in very close to Alex, almost
like I were going to kiss her gently upon her soft and delicious, lush red
lips, but instead, I lowered my hands down to her perky buttocks and gently
squeezed her bum. Alex let out a playful scream and slapped me on the shoulder.
'That was bad.' She giggled, although,
she didn't back away.
'Okay.' I smiled back. 'And now for
'Oh! That wasn't the sneaky thing.'
She did what I asked and closed her eyes
'Okay, now this is sneaky.'
This time I leaned in really slow, but
right up close towards her, my face and lips millimetres from her own. At the
same time I lifted my left hand and gently curved it around the bottom of her
face and neck and underneath her soft-flowing blonde hair. I softly kissed her
cherry lips. She never flinched in the slightest and even better, her small
pretty mouth moved in unison with mine. The act lasted for a good ten seconds
and just as I felt the tip of her tongue brushing against the top of my lip,
she gently pulled away. I opened my eyes to find Alex unleashing a radiant and
'Well that was unexpected.'
All I could do
was smile back. I was glowing.
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Author Bio -
Born in London to Scottish and Irish parents, Sean spent most of his
childhood and teenage years growing up on the move in the likes of
Cyprus, Germany, Wales and England as an army brat. With a keen
interest in both reading and writing he was diagnosed with the travel
and writing bugs very early on in life.
Now, writing, reading and traveling are his main passions in life, but
he also loves outdoor sports too from Rugby and Hiking to Tennis and
His main inspiration for writing today comes from living in such a
beautiful, Gothic, hauntingly, awe inspiring, dramatic and historical
city such as Edinburgh. This place has given Sean so much amazing
inspiration to write the more time he spends dwelling here with her.
And he challenges anyone with 'so called' writers block to take a walk
up and around the magical Carlton hill in Edinburgh's city center
sometime. (In any kind of weather too, which will usually be a windy
rain storm even in the heart of summer) Then just kick back, relax and
enjoy the majestically views of our glorious castle, Princes street
gardens, the bridges, the breathtaking and spectacular volcanic Munroe
'Arthur's seat', The river fourth, the Greek influenced national
monument on the very top of the hill (Which is where Edinburgh gets its
nickname 'Athens of the North' from.) And of course the view of the
fabulously Gothic monument of Sir Walter Scot, Scotland's greatest and
most famous ever writer to date.
At this moment he is writing another two books, one is about a young
man working in a dead end job and life who discovers that he has a
terminal illness so decides to withdraw all of his life savings from
the bank, go out into the world, and do all the things that he's always
dreamed of doing, but was restricted by the rules and regulations that
society feeds into us from birth.
The other book is about his recent four month awesome back packing
adventure through Eastern Europe last year, from Estonia to Sarajevo.
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