It seems I’ve gone entirely self-reflexive now. What started out as one simple story has spawned a universe. In addition to the Lestrade family there’s a growing cast of characters living around the cottage on the Sussex Downs. (Two of them appear as names here, but the characters are so far unseen.)

This story, The Taste of Love, intersects with the story of Intimations, but doesn’t overlap it, if that makes sense. It’s very short, but spans the arc from first blush of love to the Sussex years. I hope you like it.

I’m calling the set of stories that encompasses this one Chronicles. This is the first in The Sussex Chronicles. Intimations is the first in The Lestrade Chronicles.

This story will probably make more sense if you’ve already read Intimations, but I really have no idea.