Ocean of Tears - Never too late
Karl Meeke—the talented guitarist of Manchester’s own pride and joy, Ocean of Tears—is depressed. It’s not a word he would usually use for himself, but lately, he’s feeling worse. A lot worse. Over the past few months, the music that has been a constant sound inside of him hasn’t just grown quieter; it’s fallen silent. The love of his life has abandoned him, and at the prime age of fifty-three, he feels like it’s all downhill from here. That is, until he meets the young and vibrant Noa.
Noa is attending the Northern School of Ballet in Manchester; his dream is to become a ballerino for the London Royal Ballet. Noa dances into Karl’s life from nowhere, and even when Karl shows no interest, Noa will not let him go. Instead, he finds a way to nestle into that lonely slot in Karl’s heart, where music once lived, and makes a home there.
Only when things start to change, for the better, does Karl realise what it all means, and by then, he’s so far into the deep end he has no choice but to start swimming.
(Part of Never Too Late - a collection of nine stories featuring LGBTQIA characters over the age of fifty)
Nine stories about friendship, family and love, featuring LGBTQIA characters aged 50+.
Never Too Late is a collection of nine stories featuring characters over the age of fifty – stories of travel, finding your purpose, of friendships past and present, and of love. Never Too Late brings you to a world where gender sees no borders, where the only way you’re identified is by the goodness of your heart.
The Palette by Caraway Carter
Trapped by Ofelia Gränd
Clara by Hans M Hirschi
Nectar by Laura Susan Johnson
Ashes and Alms by A.M. Leibowitz
To Be Sure by Debbie McGowan
Ocean of Tears by Phetra H. Novak
Moving by J P Walker
Cue The Music by Alexis Woods