Warhorses of Letters
A gay, equine, military, epistolary romance for the ages
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November 9, 2011Posted by on
Hello, people of earth. Here is a second page from the Warhorses Notebook. It’s from 6th August 2010 (a date which some top-level historical research reveals also saw me arranging a surprise birthday party for my friend Stephen; the suggestion that I eat some USSR-themed takeaway food in a park from a friend who my email thought was spamming me; someone cancelling dinner because people didn’t realise her boyfriend was doing a stunt when he pretended to be an urban fox hunter):
As you may be able to see through the haze of my penmanship, these were our first notes towards last night’s episode. As you can also see, I won’t clean my keyboard just because some people tell me to, Ben Johncock. As you probably can’t see unless, the nature of editing letters, and of life being learning, means that two of our very favourite jokes in the whole Warhorses of Letters canon didn’t make it onto the air. If you need yet more reasons to buy the book, let that be one.
Did you go to the Bletchley Park school of handwriting? Fortunately so did I, and I did the Upside Down Speed Reading course too, very useful for reading other people’s stuff over a desk, and I am therefore able to decipher your very elegant code. One question – why did you choose Aramaic?
I also did the Underwater Knife Fighting Course, but that was not at Bletchley Park, although they do have a lovely pond. Underwater Knife Fighting is not for the faint of heart – nor is Upside Down Speed Reading.