Monthly Archives: Jun 2016

But you can’t make her think

Falling in love, Dan thought. People had told stories, sung songs, written about it for… God knows how long. Millions of words. First sight, first touch, first embrace; first salty horizontal taste of sweat in the hollow of the throat. … Continue reading

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Watchword

Facetiae, sb. pl. 1529. [a. L., f. facetus FACETE.] Humorous sayings or writings, pleasantries, witticisms. The watchword for the day is facetiae. “Mm? What are you doing?” “Looking up a word in the dictionary.” “Wha’? What on earth for? It’s… … Continue reading

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Too close

This is a true story. But then I would say that, wouldn’t I? I’ve got the look, I know it. My hair is a fortnight beyond tidy and several days greasier than clean, my shirt has seen the inside of … Continue reading

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Something for the weekend

Cabbage, he read. String beans Onions Potatoes Bread Lard Tea Then there was a word he could not make out, smudged and faded in a fold in the paper. Then: Haircut The list was written on a page torn out … Continue reading

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