The Alphabet [Short Story]

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The room had been decorated with alphabet wall paper and painted animals. The carpet was soft, the crib and rocking chair were plush and comfortable. A teddy bear sat on the chest of drawers, a price tag in the old money still attached to its ear. Three shillings and sixpence. The rest of the house had … Continued

Patched, Retreaded and Approved for the Road [Short Story]

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“I’ve met this girl and she’s moving to Mexico soon. So what happens next?” He turned to look at her, unsure yet quietly sure enough to ask this question. They were sat side by side, passing a joint between each another, with a view of the valleys dipping before the horizon, cupping the light and … Continued

The Hutch [Short Story]

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The rabbit hutch was about three foot tall, and came up to Olivia’s waist. It was second-hand, and the wooden parts were starting to rot, but she liked how the waterproofing on the sloping roof felt rough under her fingertips. She lightly dragged the pads of her hands on its sandpapery surface as she circled the … Continued

Love Bites: ‘Am I dating a carbon copy of my ex?’

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Dear Patsy, I’m worried that I’m replacing my ex with a carbon copy. I’ve spent the last two and a half years getting over my ex (my most serious relationship to date) with varying levels of success. At a particularly low point this summer, I even tried to rekindle things (albeit half-heartedly), despite the fact … Continued