‘Moon Over’ Alert: Ios, weed, and chess

Fresh from the clutches of the KGB and back in Ian’s arms, Dima lets go. Partying on Ios, a hand-rolled cigarette gives music more color than he expected!

Falling into bed with Ian feels like exactly the right thing to do.

My friends and I really did make friends with our bartender on Ios, so much so that we made a point of going back the next summer so we could spend more time with him. There is very little to do on Ios other than party, but Constantine had a Land Rover and knew how to find secluded spots that few other tourists ever had access to. Why he included us, I really don’t know, but I’ve never forgotten him!

Note that Juliette and Ian would not have smoked a joint with Dima even if they wanted to. Given that THC stays in the bloodstream for 30 days or more, and that military members are subject to random drug tests, smoking a joint is a fast way to tank a career. A positive test for an officer would mean immediate discharge.

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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