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Out Of His League

    She was out of his league, no doubt about that. Beautiful, fair and expensively casual, she was reading a brochure when he arrived at the hotel. He thought she might be waiting for a husband or a lover. She wasn’t. He was there by accident, the car he’d been road testing around Scotland… read more

The List

      Helen heard the news at the monthly lunch party. All the wives who regularly gathered at the home of one or another of them knew about the problems that Sally and Tom Stewart had been having in their marriage. It was such a pity, everyone agreed, because they had such a beautiful… read more

Love in a Sandpit

    He cried that first morning – although that wasn’t what he’d expected would happen. His mother had taken him there promptly at nine-thirty in his new red fleece-lined jacket, and he’d dashed ahead of her through the park, so keen was he to begin his new adventure. At almost four years old he’d… read more

I Saw Her Standing There

    Suddenly he was apprehensive. Was he making a terrible mistake? What was the point in all this? He wished now that he’d made an excuse and cancelled. He looked across the narrow street. A troupe of Polish tourists was gazing respectfully as a guide pointed up at a red neon sign. The Cavern,… read more

Penelope As Nevermore

Penelope As Nevermore

    ‘A virus?’ ‘That’s what they said. And they can’t fix it!’ ‘It’s a twelve hundred pound laptop, for heaven’s sake. It’s hardly been used. Of course they can fix it. They’re just not trying.’ The young assistant frowned nervously. ‘I’m sorry, Penelope, but the shop agreed with Jim in IT. They can’t erase… read more