He was a long snake, was Sebastian. The other two-thirds of him didn’t make it into the shot, so you’ll have to use your imagination.
Sebastian lived in Los Angeles with a good friend of mine. When he first turned up at her house he was baby and, while construction was underway on a grand serpentarium, he lived in a large, lidded aquarium in the guest room. One night when I was staying in that room, Sebastian managed to push the lid off the tank and crawl out and into bed with me. First I knew about it was when she found us in the morning side by side and fast asleep.
I never much liked snakes – still don’t – but Sebastian and me, I guess you could say we had an understanding. And yet for all the years that I knew him, we never slept together again.