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Cut and dried

She didn’t like his eyes. Dark and intense, they stared her down with their insouciance. Good thing he was far enough to not notice all the attention he was being paid now. She watched through the kitchen window as he was lifted, slowly, to what would be the 19th storey of the building yonder. Pulling … Continue reading

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Try everything, once

“In life, you gotta try everything once!” My advice had come back to bite me you-know-where. The words had been my lifelong mantra, for all these 27 years. With these words and a cheery wave of the hand, I had sent my mother traipsing across Europe all by herself, had managed to get my then-fiancé … Continue reading

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Doggone!

It was a cold, cold day. He sat working at his desk at home, feet burrowed snugly into the fur of his wife’s dog. Taking a break, he watched the snowflakes drift to the ground outside and got up to make yet another cup of coffee. He remembered how she’d made such a fuss over … Continue reading