A Tunnel of Darkness

A miner from Ashington discovers his wife's infidelity. left alone he faces an uncertain future when the pit is set for closure. the strikes of 1969 force him to relocate to South Yorkshire where he meets a young school teacher. who pushes the young man to make a better life for himself.

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The iron framework on the bed creaked as Catherine and Alec were in the throws of passion the metal posts began to bang against the wall as their lovemaking increased.

They both stopped for an instant and burst out laughing.

“We are going to have to be quick said Catherine.”

Bloody hell Cath’ I’m going as fast as I can.”
“ You know what I mean she said as she playfully slapped him on his behind. He grabbed hold of her waist then pulled her closer they resumed their love making.

Catherine Hopkins was thirty years of age, her body was slim her petite breasts jutted out as Alec caressed them. She was raven haired and her face was highlighted by her green eyes. She had a small up turned nose which although not perfect made her very attractive to look at.

Alec was a year older but he kept his body in shape down at his local gymnasium where he lifted free weights and went running three times a week. He was just shy of six feet in height some six inches taller than Catherine who had to stand on tip toes in order to kiss him.

They lay back on the bed panting for breath when it was over and Alec then reached over the side of the bed and took out a packet of Woodbine Cigarettes and a box of Swan Vesta matches he lit one up and the both shared it Catherine grabbed the ash tray on the bedside table and placed it on Alec’s chest before taking the cigarette from him and flicking the ash into the tray.

She took another draw from the cigarette then blew a cloud of smoke into the air.

“We are going to have to be careful you know.”

“I don’t want to get pregnant.”

“Don’t you want children?

“One day, but not now Alec.”

Alec inhaled the smoke them blew it out making smoke rings that grew bigger as the reached the ceiling in the bedroom.

“What was that said Catherine?

“Alec laughed again as leaned over and kissed her neck, you’re bloody paranoid woman.

“I’m sure I heard the front door.”

Listen she said as she stained her ears to hear.

Alec fell silent for a few seconds and then said it’s your imagination.

He no sooner got the words out of his mouth when the bedroom door opened and the light was switched on.

“What the hell is going on here said Ged Hopkins.”

Catherine quickly covered her nakedness whilst Alec put on his underwear then began to button up his trousers.

“Look Ged it’s my fault leave Catherine alone. Ged may have been two inches shorter than Alec but he was a good twenty pounds heavier with working down at the Woodhorn Colliery in Ashington.

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