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Why Belle woke up tired

I had invented deep-fried cauliflower cheese balls. I couldn’t wait to eat them for lunch, but it had been a massive mistake wrapping them in a sheepskin rug to take them into the office. _______________________ Walking through a leafy square, … Continue reading

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Tattoo sins and Leviticus 19 (Rousse)

In a posh bar I discussed student tattoos with AN and AS. Over the course of our conversation we made frequent reference to Leviticus 19 in the huge, ancient bible on my lap. Although it wasn’t my round, I thought … Continue reading

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Career-limiting head tattoo (Rousse)

JG didn’t care that his new dirty blue tattoo covered half his head. When I pointed out that he risked never getting a job with such a monstrous appearance, he explained that he had already considered this. He would just … Continue reading

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A lizard intruder and Dr Who (Rousse)

There was an intruder in my holiday cottage. I was sure of it. I could sense him on the floor to the left of my bed. To distract him, I held out an oatmeal biscuit. This he readily accepted. While … Continue reading

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Swimwear and disgraceful tattoos (Rousse)

I chose a new swimming costume. It was navy blue with white side panels, and leg pieces. It would be perfect for British waters, and could easily be worn under a wetsuit. While I was trying it on for the … Continue reading

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Death by blister (Rousse)

Conical blisters circled my wrists and upper arms like three-dimensional pink tattoos. Some might have called them pretty, if only they had not signalled my imminent death.

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Christmas present opening preparations (Rousse)

PB was teaching me how to use the Internet effectively when a message box popped up on the screen to announce that my sister was online. ‘But it’s only 08:30am!’ I protested. ‘Why is she awake so early?’ When I … Continue reading

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