We wake to watch the sun rise over the Bay of Biscay. Actually, that’s a lie. Sleep off a hangover, wake at eleven and miss breakfast. Decide hair of the dog is the only answer to the uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach. Today is the third anniversary of the first time I met Lynda, so I take her out on deck and propose, smiling strangely like Burt Lancaster in The Swimmer. She says yes.
-From " Fever Espana: the sun also surprises” (or, “The Road to Pamplona: Fiesta In A Clio)", a shorter version of which appeared in TNT Magazine (2002), and one of the stories in Mark Piggott's fiction/non-fiction collection "Militant Factions" available in paperback or Kindle from Amazon.