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Felix jumped up onto the sofa and, lying full length against his master, began to purr noisily to show how contented he was. His master stopped reading and began to stroke him, delighting in ... [+]

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“What are you waiting for?” asked Sophie with an amused smile.
“It’s cold!” protested her cousin Claudia.
The shivering teenager was standing hesitantly at the water’s edge, ... [+]

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The Class Photo

Sourire, ago

Tomorrow it’s the holidays!
Miss Barnett, the young and spirited primary teacher, is having quite a job marshalling the thirty little cherubs in her class for the end of year photo.
She ... [+]

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The village streetlamps press their huge amber pearls against the still-light sky.
In the garden, the gentle squeaking of the swings has stopped. The moon, orange and round like a burst ... [+]

12 likes   269 readings 1 min


Veranda, ago

I don’t know her name, but she is really pretty. She rides across the campsite on her bike without ever giving me a glance, with her brother and her Mum and Dad. Well, of course, they’re ... [+]

88 likes   1159 readings 3 min
When I go up through the lines of cars, I feel like the king of the world. I can slip into the smallest space and at rush hours I am faster than a Porsche. But here, lying on my side, in this ... [+]

211 likes   364 readings 5 min

Who knows?

BrettyG, ago

“Single girl, prepare to meet the great love of your life under the sign of water, surrounded by red, protected by the number 3 and charged with the energy of the obsidian stone.”
The ... [+]

113 likes   1030 readings 5 min
By the end of that afternoon in July, the heat was pressing down upon the house, and we remained cloistered behind the shutters that were supposed to protect us from the sauna outside. ... [+]

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They were my neighbours on the other side of the road. People called them ‘the Siamese twins’.
According to local legend, they had been married for seventy years. No-one had ever seen one ... [+]