‘Moon Over’ Alert: Finding Dima

As Ian and Dima prepare emotionally for a last night together, Santorini buzzes with drama. Dima has no idea his father has arrived, that two sides plan to snatch him before he can fly to safety.

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Finding photos to illustrate these chapters has been challenging for lots of reasons. Stock photos of same-sex couples are very limited. Finding photos of men and women together is easy. If I want a photo of a man kissing a woman, I literally have tens of thousands of choices and a huge assortment of settings. But two men kissing or holding hands? My choices narrow down to almost nothing — and what I can find is usually stylized in high camp gay fashion or set inappropriately to the story.

But in today’s chapter, I faced a different challenge. I wanted a photo of a relatively shabby inn on Santorini. Very hard to find! Guest house owners are reluctant to post photos on the Internet that are less than flattering. Imagine. ;-)

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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