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“I see the assassins have failed again.”

“Good morning,” her husband said as she sat down next to him. The meeting would start soon, but it appeared as though they had enough time for his usual idiotic morning banter. 129 more words


Worn out

It confused everyone when she wore it out one day. ‘That’s preposterous,’ her husband said. ‘You can’t wear out your eardrums.’

‘It’s not her eardrums,’ the psychiatrist explained. 726 more words

Character Study

Things of Life 7: Red shoes

I bought the red shoes during a downpour in Amiens. We had never had a good holiday in France and that one was shaping up to be exactly like all the others: wet, disappointing, full of mystification about the French way of doing things, and even more confusion about our mutually exclusive habits. 522 more words

First Person Writing

80,000 Suspects (1963)

D: Val Guest / 109m

Cast: Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Yolande Donlan, Cyril Cusack, Michael Goodliffe, Mervyn Johns, Kay Walsh, Norman Bird, Basil Dignam, Arthur Christiansen… 681 more words



He propped his elbow on the bar and put his head on his hand. Everything about him was on the diagonal, including his story, which had been getting steadily weirder since he started. 709 more words

Fairy Tales


He remembered a time in Damascus, drinking the late Lawrence’s health in a little hole near the Ummayyad Mosque with Ashford and Peters from the embassy, observed by a tight and correct Salim. 579 more words



It was Trinny and Susannah, that horrible pair of southern English women who attempted to bully and cajole what they clearly saw as their social inferiors into stylishness, who pointed out that no woman is sexy in a cardigan. 1,482 more words

Character Study