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Two deaths for Daddy (Rousse)

Both the hospital and EasyDeath had lied. It was impossible that those ashes in the box on the mantelpiece were my father’s because here he was still clinging to life, looking for fish in a low river with my mother … Continue reading

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Ashes in the cupboard (Rousse)

QL died with no next of kin. It was for this reason that his ashes ended up in my cupboard. It was always a shocking reminder to see the green box whenever I opened the cupboard door.

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Beware imitations: the case of the “handwoven” oriental silk rug (Rousse)

I was in a flap. My parents would be arriving for breakfast in 15 minutes. We had no food in the house, and our silk rug from Singapore was filthy from the ashes that had spilled onto it from our … Continue reading

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