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I sit up in bed with my hand over my eyes. The shards of sunlight, shining through the open window and the scream of a scooter from the street below make me wince. Through my fingers the black and white poster of the singer Morrissey looks down on me with pity from the bedroom wall. I return the look with remorse and regret.
Greece: There and Back on the Magic Bus. Part 1
Lesson learned. When dealing with the Island Greeks, they’re lovely people, but they’ll take you to the cleaners given half a chance. This deflated our egos for a few nanoseconds. We saw a family out back refilling plastic water bottles from a well. If the silly tourists want bottled water, we’ll sell them bottled water. This was the Greek idea of keeping the tourists happy.
An evening among the condos
Pursuing potential sexual relations in the vast suburban sprawl of middle America is far from easy as our hero gets lost amongst the condos.
A Cat, a Smoke and $84.97
Autobiographical musings on a day of cats, cigarette smoke and money in Australia.
A struggling writer works in a cafe and discovers a secret business operating in his workplace.
Living in Limehouse, East London has its up and downs. A witty account by Limehouse resident and author Sean Preston.
Did you wash these dishes?
Family life can be a real lottery sometimes. When bullying permeates home life who do you turn to?
When I Close My Eyes
Short story by Sonia Gandiaga, based on the true story of Pony the Orangutan. Pony was captured and used as a prostitute in a Bornean village until his rescue.
No Trespassing is a short story by Kat Klima. An unsuspecting saleswoman gets an unwelcome response when she visits a trailer park.
Can you keep a secret?
Can friends keep secrets? A short story by Paul Beckman.