Summer Short Shorts

Summer Short Shorts: A Vasa and Ypres Adventure – Part III

I was shocked. I was utterly bamboozled. I was firmly perplexed. Yet, above all, I was drenched in water from head to toe. My only consolation was that water had been the liquid of choice. Ypres had thrown a water balloon at me with the casual ease of a lobster on an afternoon stroll. Words… Continue reading Summer Short Shorts: A Vasa and Ypres Adventure – Part III

Summer Short Shorts

Summer Short Shorts: A Vasa and Ypres Adventure – Part II

It turns out that when one declares, in the middle of Hyde Park, “Sir, I insist that you immediately remove your shorts!” many people will start to stare. I felt the élan of my interjection had been reminiscent of Sir Laurence Olivier. Evidently, onlookers were not of the same mind. The air, which had been… Continue reading Summer Short Shorts: A Vasa and Ypres Adventure – Part II

Summer Short Shorts

Summer Short Shorts: A Vasa and Ypres Adventure – Part I

“What do you think, Ypres?” Ypres stood as would an unambitious crustacean. Her face was all placid resolve. There was tension in the air, but she did not budge a muscle. She did not even release a disguised squint. The kind one sees at parties to signal a need for rescue from an insurance salesman.… Continue reading Summer Short Shorts: A Vasa and Ypres Adventure – Part I

Summer Short Shorts

Summer Short Shorts: A Three Part Vasa and Ypres Adventure

Vasa and Ypres’s appeal is steadily growing. This is a pleasant surprise for a project which had modest ambitions. It has led to a sentiment of pride. To quote Vanessa E. Vasa in Chapter IV of A Mayfair Conundrum: “I felt real pride. Not the kind of pride exhibited by vivacious drag queens at parades.… Continue reading Summer Short Shorts: A Three Part Vasa and Ypres Adventure