met Alex at Heather’s. The attraction was immediate and
very powerful. I was drawn to him like a magnet and I expressed
my feelings openly and directly.
my closest friend is married to Alex’s uncle, Tom. Heather
had told me about the family’s loss: Tom’s nephew,
Stuart, had died of an asthmatic attack while asleep. Alex had
brought his brother’s body home. Alex resolved to return
to South Africa after his father suffered successive CVAs. The
task fell on him to administer his late brother’s estate.
His visit to his Uncle Tom was a “walkabout” occasion.
how many men have you killed?”
“Well, if you tell me how many men
you’ve slept with, I’ll tell you how many men I’ve
enjoy sex. I’ll need pen and paper.”
evening, in passing, he’d whispered: “less
than thirty but more than twenty.”
Alex was amused. “It amuses me the
things that come out of your mouth.”
so my story begins.