Previously published in our debut anthology Shackin’ Up
From the cold stone walls of his boarding school Harold is surprised to find himself reunited with a friend of his youth — the older, handsome, enthralling Edmund. After a shared childhood in a stately English home, Harold thought he’d never experience their closeness again, as the expectation of the British upper classes weigh upon both of them. But when a harsh storm leads them to take shelter in an abandoned hermitage, Harold is going to get some lessons on chemistry.
A period M/M period piece set on a chilly winter’s eve in 1930’s England.
(!) Content warning: This story contains a sexual relationship between a 17-year-old character (who would be considered a minor in some cultures) and a 25-year-old character. The characters were also raised as foster siblings.