Sun over Santorini lands in Ios!

Dima made it to Ios, and Ian is overjoyed. Juliette is confused and frustrated: What the hell happened on Mykonos to make Dima miss the ferry?

Enter Constantine, bartender/professor/philosopher, and his 13-year-old chess-prodigy son. Two important new characters!

Author’s Notes:

My friends and I really did enjoy spending time on Ios, and we really did have wild philosophy debates and discussions with Constantine (not his real name), a professional academic philosopher who spent his summers tending bar at his family’s hotel. His brother fished for squid every night and made the best fried calamari I’ve ever tasted. His son Solon (who at the age of 13 had large portions of The Republic memorized) regularly devastated Mark and me at chess, which rather bruised our egos, the two of us being pretty high-level amateur players at the time.

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Alexandros tied his boat up at the the pier in the foreground, and sold fried calamari from a shack on the beach in the background. Constantine’s family’s hotel was right in the middle, overlooking both.

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

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