I had misgivings about posting this chapter, because since I wrote it, a number of things have happened which mean that it could be offensive or upsetting to some of my readers. The post had actually been planned for over two weeks, and it was only yesterday that I realised it might be insensitive. In the end, I decided to post it anyway, on the basis that it’s vital to the story, and that it’s sufficiently removed from reality to avoid causing any upset.
However, if ever any part of this story does strike you as needlessly offensive, please let me know. I can’t promise to remove all offending content (especially since different people have different ideas of what is or isn’t acceptable), but I will respond to such criticisms.