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Yearly Archives: 2007

Leaving

It was done. His mind was made up. His heart pounded as he let himself into his house, the matrimonial home he and Laura had shared for the past 15 years. Was this wise? He didn’t care. All he knew, was that he was in love with Peta. He had fallen in love with her the first […]

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The Plumber

His sink was busted again. He had no idea how to fix it. His life was truly going downhill. He had come out a few months ago, to his parents, guns all-blazing. His mother had handled the whole thing badly. His father looked sad. Only his brother supported his decision. He had quit his job. […]

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The Gold Anklet

She had searched high and low for it. The family heirloom. A simple gold anklet with a tiny bell on the end, which made little tinkles as she walked. Today, she sat in her garden reading a novel, swinging herself on the old white swing. It was a cool, pretty Spring day and the scent […]

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Mouth open

A few weeks ago, E dragged me to a meeting with him one afternoon. Our workload at the office was fast-increasing, and where possible, we’d gather colleagues to help sit in at meetings so that we’d be able to turnaround the work faster with another person on board the deal. This was some IT-related deal. […]

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The bet

I suppose that there is no sure-fire way to losing weight (if you’ve been like me and have done nothing but procrastinate for the past 2 years), except if you place a bet with your friends that you’ll lose 10 kgs in 3 months. I have no idea what possessed me to do it: I […]

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Cabin fever

The jeep came to standstill at last, after hours of travel. She leapt out of the car like a jack in a box, stretching her long, jean-clad legs. The air in the Smokie Mountains was crisp and fresh, and she breathed in, feeling the air fill her lungs up with the scent of pine. The clouds […]

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The Party

It was late and she was getting tired, sitting at her desk, planning for the birthday party. Her note pad was filled with scribbles and charts, remarks in red and purple ink. She had the pinata sorted out, finally. Food, drinks and the cake had been ordered, although she had had a shouting match with […]

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The coffee thief

“So, what was stolen?” Albert asked me. He rubbed my shoulder lovingly and I sighed, putting my head onto his shoulder. I loved Albert and how he always made me feel better. This time, though, I just wanted to have him comfort me. “That’s the weird thing. Everything to do with coffee,” I answered in […]

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The Florist

She waited for him outside the restaurant. She was smart. Followed him here after he had finished work. She could see him clearly from where she was, huddled in her beat-up old Ford Escort. He sat by the window, laughing as he took a swig of wine from his glass. His companion was a very […]

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All that remained

He pictured her, young and full of life, her brown eyes laughing in the sunshine. How she used to pick daisies and stick them behind her ears. One night when a storm was raging outside, she came to his bedroom and knocked on the door, asking to be let him. She wore a pink nightgown, […]

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