Author Archives: Dreamaticus

Sock entertainer substitutes at book group (Rousse)

JS left it too late to book the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre for our monthly book group meeting. We would have to make do with an inferior footwear pair: the two white woollen stockings decorated with beady eyes, sewn … Continue reading

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Three fakes: news, Northern Lights, and a female impersonator (Rousse)

The desperation of the journalist was obvious when he started asking VAE and her sister to provide expert comment on every single topic to be covered in the radio news broadcast. In an attempt to fool his audience, he changed … Continue reading

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Murderer deliberates over doll (Rousse)

The blood-stained rag doll hung from a peg in the women’s changing room. I knew that I should take it away and burn it, but feared capture on CCTV. If I were recorded showing even the slightest interest in the … Continue reading

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Mrs May thesis caretaker (Rousse)

I plonked my PhD thesis on the top table, muttered an apology to Theresa May, and returned to my own seat. Although she had a lot on her plate, I was confident that she would still have time to take … Continue reading

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The price of a one-legged male escort (Belle)

Apparently I was on a mailing list for male escort services. Three potential ‘dates’ turned up at the conference and exhibition at which I was working. I found the first two deeply unattractive. One of them was showing me his … Continue reading

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Keeping out the riff raff (Rousse)

The short escalators appeared to lead up from the shopping centre to the grand entrance of the new, super-posh solid marble hotel.  However, anyone who took stepped on to them discovered that they were fake, and stopped short of the … Continue reading

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Blow-up canoe risk (Rousse)

AJ persuaded me to take one of his yellow blow-up canoes and bounce downstream with the flow of the furious little river to the sea. This was all well and good, but would I have the strength to paddle against … Continue reading

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