Jonathan visits Windsor Castle every weekend to watch one particular member of the Queen’s Guard, and when he spots the man at the local gay bar he knows he might just be in with a chance. As he watches the changing of the guard, he imagines just what he could get up to with his soldier.
Jonathan had a slight obsession with one of the Queen’s Guard from Windsor Castle ever since spotting him in a local gay bar. Every Saturday Jonathan goes to watch the changing of the guard, his harmless little obsession and the ritual that’s growing around it. Trying to go cold turkey, Jonathan decides to skip his Saturday ritual and instead goes out clubbing that evening. Bumping into Isaac, his soldier, quickly puts all his good intentions right out of mind.
Written in the first person perspective in Jonathan’s voice, I thought this short story had the air of a confessional. While I’m usually not a fan of first person writing, and it was a little difficult to feel a connection to Isaac as there was nothing about his thoughts/views, this was still an intriguing story. I enjoyed the different tone the author gave Jonathan and also found the story itself fresh and different. I also found myself a little disappointed with how speedily the sex was dealt with. While the build up and chemistry was fantastic, the actual event itself was quickly – almost dismissively – written. It’s possible that this was due to a word limit, or other constraint, but personally I’d have enjoyed this book far more thoroughly if there had been more description and time devoted to the scene when Jonathan and Isaac finally get together with Isaac’s Queen’s Guard uniform.
This is a short, sexy story filled with chemistry and charmingly written. I enjoyed the fresh perspective and novel concept of the story itself. An enjoyable, quick story.