Enough

“…that’s when they said I should leave.” Mike searched the bottom of his glass. “Hit me again, will ya Sammy?” he pushed his bone-dry shot glass towards the man behind the bar. Sam popped the top from the bottle and poured another shot. “Cheers,” he said, scooping up the drink. “You just can’t trust them. […]

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Big Shop

Sunglasses, vest-top, short shorts, liberally applied factor 50 and flip-flops. Aside from grabbing the canvas bags and car keys, Sandra was ready. The supermarket wasn’t far, but today was Wednesday – “Big Shop” day, and she was buggered if she was going to carry it up the hill. Two left turns, a roundabout and one […]

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Walkies

I used to love it when he took me for walks. The longer the better. We’d often end up off the beaten track; looking for exciting, unexplored areas behind the city. A quiet escape from the usual bustle of everyday life. It was tiring. She was always quite demanding but the older she got the […]

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Jessica and the teeth

The sound of the air being sucked in through his less-than-white front teeth sent shivers down Jessica’s spine. It wasn’t that she was afraid of the inevitable cost soon to be revealed to her. Nor was it the fear of the “complicated and confusing world of manly motors, complete with greasy nuts, oily patches and […]

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Arthur

Arthur Junior (son of Arthur Senior) had taken to sitting at his father’s slightly wonky writing desk every second Wednesday of the month. His father, whom like any self-respecting gentleman, was very particular about his particulars, never missed a hunt. The trick to never getting into trouble, Arthur Junior had observed, was to never get […]

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