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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Sixty Two

Obviously Monty’s place is amazing. It’s a flat but it is the size of a house. I reckon the square footage of one of his rugs is about the same as my...
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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Sixty One

I had a dream about cleaning the place in Spain. Fuck, I’m starting to sound like my mum ‘my place in Spain, Costa Blanca doncha know’. Anyway, it...
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"One, Two, Three, Four!"

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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Sixty

“So you own a house now?” I’ve been trying to tell Sash about the place in Spain. I drank lots of wine with Monty and some of the words are coming...
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"Willow's Tail" 5

Perfidia finally caught up with her hat and grabbed it away from the dancing wind. She put it back on her head just as that wayward wind suddenly...
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Larry and Mick Create a Black Hole and Nearly Destroy the Universe

"Oops." "What?" "I've just accidentally created a black hole with this Home Physics Kit." "Oh dear." "It's growing exponentially." "You better stop...
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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Fifty Nine

The curvy arse women have been replaced with 4 new paintings. I don’t like them as much. One of them is an earnest portrait of an older man. The...
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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Fifty Eight

“Mum, that’s not in London! How the fuck do I get there, it’s fucking miles away?” “It is in London Marth, it’s got a London postcode and everything...
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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Fifty Seven

“Well, it’s a shame I never got to meet him but I suppose there are lots of people I can’t meet because they are dead.” As ever Sash’s logic trumps...
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Council Estate Jesus

The stones are lined out to throw. Baz has the broken bricks. We crouch behind the second-floor balcony of the flats. He peeks to see if he can spot the hearse.
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I wish I’d asked if you were ok

You asked me for a drink But I said I was too tired Now every day I regret that decision I envisage us around a table Empty glasses, laughter, honest...
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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Fifty Six

By 10am, spoons is buzzing. Every builder, postman and student in the area has been in for breakfast. Jimmy said he saw an old man buy a pint of 8%...
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Impaired

in your absence I welcome pale thoughts of your body lying on dewy grass grasping the pleasure of earth with both hands you smeared the sweetness of...
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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Fifty Five

“What time does spoons open Jimmy?” It’s 7am, I doubt it’s open right now. “8 for food, 9 for booze,” he replies, like it’s a mantra he’s repeated a...
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Roaming the world, and beyond

I’d like to go to deserts and see the sand dunes shift. I’d like to visit jungles, and on the ocean drift. I’d love to see an iceberg, and polar bears – not near! …
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Sooz 6

On a three hour train journey, with drink involved and money on the table, fights broke out with the frequency of barroom brawls in The High...
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The Picture

"What am I bid for this lost masterpiece by John Constable, entitled 'Duck Playing Snooker'?" There was silence. Constable paintings usually sell for...
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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Fifty Four

Considering that I cry at pretty much everything from a song I feel some vague connection with to a spontaneous hug or the ending of Cool Runnings,...

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