Downshire Diary – (45) Misconception (Part 01)

The Finchbottom Vale, which was nestled comfortably between the Ancient Dancingdean Forest to the south and the rolling Pepperstock Hills in the north, is those who are lucky enough to live there, thought of as the rose between two thorns.


my rain dotted window blurs the lonely neon lights dark corners cave in cabs are sentimental machines Cab rides on hazy nights the weary head plooped...


I really like to smooch With my hoochie cooch

Yvonne Makin’s House of Fun – (24) The Mismanagement Couple (Part 02)

Alan had noticed her among the group of staff, dressed in her official uniform of a blue skirt and jacket with a crisp white blouse. She was five foot eight with short black hair, in a pixie cut, mesmerizing green eyes and a very decent figure and very acceptable legs.


1998 to T. edited (using the original translation by RW)

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Gales are driving waves

Yvonne Makin’s House of Fun – (24) The Mismanagement Couple (Part 01)

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