Dog Days of Summer (Charioteer story by my cnnr)

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Title: Dog Days of Summer
Author(s): my_cnnr
Date(s): 27 August 2007
Length: 564 words
Genre: domestic
Fandom: Mary Renault
External Links: archived on MRF

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This is an untitled ficlet by my_cnnr based on Mary Renault's 1953 novel The Charioteer. It is set some time after the end of the novel (and presumably after the war), when Laurie and Ralph visit Florida.


Laurie complains bitterly about the Florida climate, but the heat doesn't affect Ralph, who has lived in the tropics. Instead, he suggests the two of them go swimming before breakfast.


This story was written for a one-hour Sunday tea challenge to the prompt "dog days of summer".


Comments on the story included:

  • "LOL - so you managed to get the boys to Florida! This is lovely and loving. And Ralph looking crisp and cool and neat, even in that withering heat! *sighs*"—comment by trueriver
  • "Oh, so Laurie has been in the library when he could have been lying on the beach, enjoying the sun (how else would he know about the alligator)? I feel warm reading this :)"—comment by queen_ypolita