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Apocalypse Selfies

Ted squinted into the sky. “The sky’s gone yellow. That’s not right.” Brian and Melanie looked upward. “I need a selfie.” Ted held his phone at the level of his waist and looked back at his image with a frown

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Spirit of Halloween

Martin came home to find Dora surrounded by discarded fancy dress costumes. She spoke before he thought of the right comment. “I was beginning to wonder where you were, darling.” “Usual rubbish at the office.” Martin slumped into the armchair,

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Your Voltaire from your Trollope

What do you think you are doing in my library? I see you skulking around as if you think you’re Hercule Poirot looking for clues to a murder which, I assure you, has not happened. I run a respectable household.

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A New Leaf for Autumn

Celia knew it was going to be a bad day when she heard the rustling emanating from the living room. She diverted to the kitchen and downed her first cup of coffee before she felt ready to face it. Francis

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Self Esteem for the Yes Man

You look like a man who needs to talk to someone, so why don’t you get it off your chest? Tell me what’s on your mind. No, let me guess. The look on your face tells me a thing or

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Summer at HappyKamper

Welcome to HappyKamper, ladies and gentlemen. I’ll be your Kampster – that’s what we call it – for as long as you’re here so if there’s anything you need, anything at all, please feel free to ask me. What’s that,

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A Kentishman in Spain

“It’s a right scorcher, today is,” said Jonty. “I know,” said Maggie. “I can’t do anything. I can’t even think straight.” “Should’ve stayed at home,” said Jonty. “What? You’ve been moaning about rain and cold all winter,” said Margaret. “That’s

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House Share

The morning after our housewarming party, Caroline was in an exuberant mood. “I know! Let’s go on a picnic!” “Not so loud,” groaned Ron from the sofa. He’d been on that sofa when I went to bed at two in

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The Unexpected

“Something a tad unexpected happened to me on the way to the office,” I said. “Unexpected?” Sandra’s eyes were wide. “Your sleeve’s hanging off your suit, your toes are poking out of your shoe and you’re meeting the clients in

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Foot in Mouth Disease

Let me introduce you to Ivy. She’s one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. Never says no to anything. Oh yes, she could speak for herself but, not to put too fine a point on it, it may be

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